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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 |

Local 420 Member Helps Deliver Baby in Hospital Emergency

AFSCME New York member helps deliver a baby in a medical emergency just steps from the hospital where he works.

Diane S. Williams, DC 37 |

New Mexico State Employees Make the Case for Wage Increases

New Mexico public service workers are celebrating pay raises for state workers, made possible by AFSCME’s effective advocacy.

Jashua Bane |

Throwback Thursday: Meet AFSCME Retiree Member Joyce Hobbs

Joyce Hobbs, March’s #TBT candidate and a member of AFSCME Retirees, is following in her mom’s union footsteps.

Pete Levine |

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 |

Elizabeth Guzman is an AFSCME Woman Who Made History

Virginia delegate and AFSCME member Elizabeth Guzman discussed her political career with AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride in the first event of the “AFSCME Women Making History” series.

Pablo Ros |

Talk About a Monster Commute

Public service workers often can’t afford to live where they work and so have to undertake long commutes. That includes people like AFSCME California member Bernadette Price, whose story was televised nationally.


Running a Marathon for a Good Cause

One of AFSCME’s Connecticut members is running in the Boston Marathon this year for a great cause.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

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 |

EMS Workers at AMR Win Big First Contract in Arizona

In a strong first contract win, AFSCME EMS workers in Maricopa County, Arizona, push forward confidently.

Pete Levine |

Driver’s Quick Actions Keep Students Safe

Quick action by a CSEA member kept 12 students safe after the school bus he was driving developed mechanical problems.


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.


A Contract Win Full of Firsts Fuels Growth for One AFSCME Florida Local

AFSCME Local 1584 won favorable terms and added new members during a hard-won fight to secure a new contract.

Mark McCullough |

Working People Mobilize on Day of Action

See the images from this past weekend, when hundreds of thousands of people participated in the Working People’s Day of Action.

AFSCME Staff |

Under Attack, Working People Across the Country Rise Up for Freedom

Tens of thousands of working people are speaking out for freedom as the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case brought by billionaires to prevent us from joining together in strong unions.

AFSCME Staff |

Join the Working People’s Day of Action. Join the Movement to Protect Our Freedom.

Join the Working People’s Day of Action tomorrow to protect our basic freedoms against attacks from wealthy and powerful interests.

Melissa Weinstein |

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 |

Workers, Retirees Have a Powerful Advocate on Nation’s Largest Pension System

California public-service retirees and workers have a powerful advocate for their pensions – AFSCME member Priya Mathur.

Raju Chebium |

As Puerto Rico Struggles, AFSCME Members Step Up to Help

Even as Puerto Rico struggles to get back on its feet, AFSCME members persevere and lend a hand.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Young Workers Are the Future of Labor – And the Future Is Now

A new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute shows that 76 percent of the nationwide increase in union membership in 2017 was made up of workers under 35.

Pablo Ros |

Mother’s Legacy Inspires Ohio State Worker to Never Quit

After a decade-long battle with cancer, Kristin Maybriar’s mother, Kathy, passed away in June. But Kathy’s legacy of providing great customer service to Ohioans inspires Kristin every single day.

Pablo Ros |

We Mourn the Passing of Sister Pamela Knight

We mourn the loss of Sister Pamela Knight, a child protection investigator for the state of Illinois. The Council 31 member died after being attacked while doing her job.

AFSCME Staff |

Finding a Home in the U.S. Through Her Service to the Community

Maria Goldberg and her family, who are from Russia, have made a home for themselves in New York City. And through her job in public service, Maria has found a way to give back to her community.

Pablo Ros |

Budget Agreement Reached, DREAMers Still in Limbo

While a bipartisan budget deal has been reached and the federal government shutdown has been averted, the fate of the DREAMERs still hangs in the balance.

Pete Levine |

Public Service Workers to Supreme Court: Don’t Silence Our Voices

AFSCME and other public-service unions urge the Supreme Court not to silence the voices of workers.

AFSCME Staff |

California Nurses Bring a Better Hospital to their Community

New year, new contract for more than 700 AFSCME-represented nurses at a California hospital.

Justin Lee |

Moment of Silence Observed to Honor Sanitation Workers

The nation honored Echol Cole and Robert Walker for their sacrifices 50 years ago – and for changing the course of our history.

AFSCME Staff |

Fighting Homelessness One Dinner at a Time

This New Jersey member fights homelessness one dinner at a time.

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |

Nation Observes Moment of Silence to Honor Cole, Walker

The nation honored Echol Cole and Robert Walker for their sacrifices 50 years ago – and for changing the course of our history.

AFSCME Staff |

Tell Trump: Tips Are for Waiters, Not Bosses

Trump’s Labor Department wants to allow restaurant owners to keep the tips you leave for your waiter. That is, allow bosses to steal their employees’ wages.

AFSCME Staff |

Honoring Cole, Walker and the Sanitation Workers’ Strike

Across the country, working people honored two Memphis sanitation workers whose deaths triggered the historic 1968 sanitation workers’ strike.

AFSCME Staff |

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: Working People Not Buying Trump’s Speech

In response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said working families disagree with the chief executive’s assessment of their country and are unhappy with his track record.

Pablo Ros |

Join the Nationwide Moment of Silence

Cities across the country observe a moment of silence on February 1, honoring AFSCME sanitation workers and their historic strike.

Pete Levine |

Virginia AFSCME Member in Spotlight for State of the Union

Newly-elected Virginia delegate and AFSCME member Elizabeth Guzman has a rare honor tonight.

Pablo Ros |

Members of Congress Spoke Out for Workers, Against Forces Behind Janus

Members of Congress voiced support for working families, speaking out against the Janus case.

Pete Levine |

American Workers Are Disenchanted with Trump – Big League!

American workers are disenchanted with President Donald Trump. A year after he assumed office, there is no longer any doubt about his failure to stand up for working families.

Pablo Ros |

Workplace Dignity Struggles Persist 50 Years After Tragic Deaths

In a recent newspaper column, an AFSCME California member describes how workplace dignity remains evasive, 50 years after the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation worker’s strike.

Michael Avant, Executive Vice President, AFSCME Local 3299 |
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