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In Depth

Deep dives into stories for and about you

Union Popularity on the Rise

More Americans support standing together in unions as the economy increasingly benefits the wealthy and powerful.

Sounds Like AFSCME

Listen to the sounds of AFSCME members at work – and identify the work they do for their communities.

Scam Alert: State Policy Network

You could become the target of a scam to trick you into quitting your union. Don’t fall for it.

The Racist Roots of Right to Work

Proponents of so-called “right to work” often use lofty language to sell their agenda, but the truth behind right to work is much uglier. It was started in the Jim Crow South of the 1940s by a self-described white supremacist.

Pablo Ros |

Memories of Memphis

An AFSCME member who participated in the 1968 Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation workers’ strike vividly recalls the events of that seminal moment in our nation’s history.

AFSCME: This Is Us

How well do you know your union? Here’s a primer for would-be members, new members and even veteran AFSCME members.

Why Janus v. AFSCME is a Threat to All Working People

Pres. Lee Saunders explains why the Janus v. AFSCME case is a big threat to public service workers.

Lee Saunders |

Young AFSCME Activists Meet New Challenges

Young activists are urged to reconnect with AFSCME’s Next Wave program, which has a new look.

Pablo Ros |

Slashing Medicaid Would Devastate In-Home Care Patients and Providers

For 5 million Americans who receive home care and for the AFSCME members who provide that vital service, cuts and caps to Medicaid would have devastating consequences.

Omar Tewfik |

The AFSCME Difference: How Thousands of Workers Are Finding Their Voice

At a time of growing economic and political uncertainty, thousands of public service workers across the country are joining with AFSCME to gain a voice.

Pablo Ros |

‘Just Doing My Job’

Read the inspiring story of how Renita Smith, a Maryland member, saved school children from a burning bus.

Tiffanie Bright |

Health Care Matters

When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they seem to forget that the health of millions of families and communities is at stake.

Pablo Ros |
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