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Poor People’s Campaign Spotlights Those Left Behind

Learn how the latest Poor People’s Campaign sheds light on how much progress must still be made, 50 years after MLK’s original campaign.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Co-Signs Human Rights Complaint, Calls Out Trump’s ‘Inhumane’ Policy

AFSCME has co-signed a complaint to the United Nations in response to the Trump administration’s inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pablo Ros |

Far from Draining Budgets, Public Pensions Generate Public Revenue

A new report by the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems uses data to show that “reducing or even dismantling public pension benefits will ultimately backfire.”

AFSCME Staff |

Oregon VOA Members Win First Contract

Workers at an Oregon behavioral health facility won their first contract after a tough fight.

Ross Grami, Oregon AFSCME |

Strong Relationships, Member Solidarity Net Strong Contract in Northern CA

Workers at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in northern California have won a new contract that is a testament to what public service workers can accomplish when they join together under a union.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

AFSCME-Backed Student-Loan Bill Passes House

An important AFSCME-backed student loan repayment bill has cleared the U.S. House.

AFSCME Staff |

MA Local Blocks School Bus Service Privatization Scheme

One Massachusetts local blocked a misguided plan to privatize bus services offered by the public school district.

John Killoy, AFSCME Council 93 |

Why Minnesota’s Growth Outpaces Wisconsin’s: A Case for a Progressive Agenda

Why are working families doing better in Minnesota than in Wisconsin? A new report explains why.

Pete Levine |

‘We Wouldn’t Have Anything If It Weren’t for Our Union’

Only by joining together in a union can public service workers stand up to those who want to take away their fair pay and benefits and wreck their retirement and health care security.

Pablo Ros |

MN Gov Signs Pension Bill

Thanks to a new pension law, public worker pensions in Minnesota have been shored up for decades to come.

AFSCME Council 5 |

AFSCME Stands with Federal Workers to Challenge Trump Executive Order

AFSCME is joining a lawsuit filed by a federal employee union to fight back against the Trump administration’s attacks on federal workers.

AFSCME Staff |

City of Ann Arbor AFSCME Workers Notch Big Anti-Outsourcing Victory

AFSCME members who work for the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, notched a big victory against outsourcing recently.

AFSCME Council 25 |

For This Behavioral Health Professional, Being Part of a Strong Union Is Key

Being part of a strong union, Mike Yestramski says, is key to his ability to provide quality behavioral health services.

Pablo Ros |
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Public Service Workers Need Unions. Here's Why.

Members of Congress and the head of the AFL-CIO explain why workers need unions.

AFSCME Staff |

Privatization Plan Defeated in NH

Members of an AFSCME local in New Hampshire fought off a school district’s proposal to privatize custodial services.

Melissa Weinstein |

AFSCME to Trump: Federal Workers Deserve Respect

AFSCME President Lee Saunders blasted the Trump administration for issuing a series of executive orders that make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Launches Women’s Leadership Academy Online

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the issues that affect working women, strengthen leadership skills, engage politically, and inspire each other to become strong leaders and activists in their workplace.

Pete Levine |

State Policy Network – What Is It and Why You Should Care

Learn about the State Policy Network, which is trying to trick public service workers into dropping their union membership.

AFSCME Staff |
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#Throwback Thursday: Mike Rachford

Meet AFSCME Retiree Mike Rachford, our latest #Throwback Thursday spotlight.

Pete Levine |

How the Plaintiff in Janus v. AFSCME Benefits from His Union

Mark Janus, the plaintiff in the Janus v. AFSCME case, benefits from his union. So what convinced Mr. Janus to join this destructive lawsuit?

Donnie Killen |

128 Oregon Workers Say Yes to AFSCME

A total of 128 Oregon behavioral health workers say yes to AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME is Committed to Racial, Economic and Social Justice

An AFSCME working group met in Washington, D.C., to figure out how best to tackle racism within and beyond our union.

Pete Levine |

CEO Pay Soars to 361 Times that of the Average Worker

Rich CEOs are getting richer, earning 361 times more than rank-and-file workers, according to a new study.

AFL-CIO |

EMS Week: Acknowledging EMS Professionals

EMS Week is a chance to acknowledge and thank EMS professionals for their skill, bravery and service to our communities.

Pete Levine |

Supreme Court Ruling Reinforces System That's Rigged Against Working People

AFSCME President Lee Saunders blasted today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing employers to prevent workers from filing collective legal action in a bid to improve their pay and working conditions.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Members Fight Privatization of Florida Public Utility

AFSCME members in Jacksonville, Florida, have won the first round in their fight to prevent the local electric utility from falling into private hands.

Mark McCullough |

From East to West, AFSCME Law Enforcement Officers Never Quit

Pablo Ros |

Hospital Workers in D.C. Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFSCME

Workers at Providence Hospital in the nation’s capital have decided to join together in a union to gain a voice in their workplace.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Oregon Executive Director Gets Arrested in Solidarity with Bargaining Workers

Securing a fair contract may call for strong actions – including getting arrested. Just ask Oregon AFSCME.

Ross Grami, Oregon AFSCME |

We Honor the Fallen During Law Enforcement Week

We honor two AFSCME members who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities last year.

Pablo Ros |

What Right-Wing Groups Have in Store for Public Service Workers

A new report reveals the plans that corporate-backed groups are hatching to pull a massive, anti-union scam on public service workers.

AFSCME Staff |
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Meet an Amazing Public Service Worker

The story of this one public service worker shows the amazing and unique contributions AFSCME members make to their communities every day.

AFSCME Staff |

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.

Tell Congress Not to Cut Food Stamps

Tell Congress not to cut food stamps to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

AFSCME Staff |

Thank a Nurse During Nurses Week

Nurses Week is a chance to thank nurses for all they do for their patients and their communities.

Pete Levine |

Recommitting to a Strong Union During Corrections Week

This week is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, which honors correctional staff for their invaluable contributions to society.

Pablo Ros |

University of California Workers Strike for Fair Pay and Respect on the Job

Members of AFSCME Local 3299 who work for the University of California are on strike.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Fights Pension Cost-of-Living Freeze in Ohio

OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4 members are standing up for thousands of retirees who are already struggling to get by.

Melissa Weinstein |

Calm in a Crisis

Never Quit Award winner Bruce Mazzone, a police dispatcher in Oneonta, New York, safely brought an armed confrontation to a peaceful end.

Pete Levine |

12 Things We've Learned About the GOP Tax Bill

How’s that tax “reform” law working out for working people? Not so well.

AFL-CIO and AFSCME Staff |
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