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Public Service Workers Need Unions More than Ever

Public service workers across the country are slipping out of the middle class, according to The New York Times. This is a reminder that labor unions are needed more than ever.

Pablo Ros |

Why Prison Privatization is Bad: A Case Study

A recent instance of prison violence in Mississippi shows why prison privatization is bad.

Melissa Weinstein |

City Workers Part of Tornado Response Team

Learn how members of one Ohio local helped their community recover after a tornado tore through their city recently.

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 |

Equal Pay Day Reminds Us the Gender Pay Gap Persists

On Equal Pay Day, we are reminded that women still get paid less than men for doing the same work.

Pablo Ros |

Thank a Library Worker Today

Today is National Library Workers Day, which means it’s a great day to thank a library staff member.

Jane Billinger |

The Week of I AM Commemorations

Thousands marched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death and the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation workers’ strike.

AFSCME Staff |

City Cited for Safety Violations in CSEA Member's Death

The City of Watertown, N.Y., has been cited for safety violations in the death of a CSEA member who worked at a sewage plant.

Melissa Weinstein |

AFSCME in Memphis: I AM 2018 is Call to Action to “Reach the Promised Land”

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Mountaintop” speech, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders echoed King’s words on the struggle for racial and economic justice.

Pablo Ros |

A Historic Week’s Events Commemorate the Tragedy and Triumph of 50 Years Ago

This week’s Mountaintop Conference will be a celebration and commemoration of labor and civil rights history.

Pete Levine |
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At the River I Stand

This movie offers an education on civil rights history and AFSCME’s role in it.

Lee Saunders |

Koch Brothers Work to Rig the Courts

Charles and David Koch are branching out - to the judicial branch, that is.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME’s Partnership with The Film Foundation Engages Youths, Spotlights Workers

AFSCME has partnered with movie director Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation to engage young people about the essential stories of democracy.

Pete Levine |

Fifty Years Later, The Struggle Continues

Despite the progress that Memphis’ sanitation workers have seen, echoes from the past remain.

Pete Levine |

The Affordable Care Act Is Eight Years Old and More Popular than Ever

Eight years ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. The law has never been as popular as it is today.

Pablo Ros |

The Right Way to Fix Infrastructure

Unlike the White House’s infrastructure proposal, the Senate Democrats’ plan gives us a substantive roadmap for rebuilding our country.

Pete Levine |

Public Employers Must Address Harassment Too

Unions have a track record of working with private sector employers on policies to curb sexual harassment in the workplace. AFSCME urges public service employers to do the same.

Lee Saunders, Elissa McBride |

Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case threatens worker freedom and safety

The Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 Supreme Court case threatens worker freedom and safety. Just ask Council 31 member Randy Clover.

Randy Clover, Council 31 |

OH Member: Janus Case Threatens Vulnerable State Residents

One of our Ohio members explains how the Janus case threatens the most vulnerable residents of her state.

JEANA CAMPOLO, Local 4220 (OCSEA) |

Black History Month: Bill Lucy Remembers ’68 Strike

As part of Black History Month, former AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Bill Lucy shared a firsthand account of 1968 strike.

Pete Levine |

An Infrastructure Plan or a Big Con?

President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan is not really about infrastructure at all – it’s about benefitting corporations and the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Pablo Ros |
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