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Wisconsin Lame Duck Power Grab Extends Scott Walker’s Anti-Worker Legacy

These bills would limit the power of Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul; limit early voting, robbing many working families — particularly those in urban areas — of their voices.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers Rise Up

VMOs have a set of experiences and perspectives that cannot be replaced. There is no one who can speak with greater authority about the benefits of union membership than a union member.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Free College Benefit Elevates Careers

Meet Robin Cartwright, an AFSCME member in Pennsylvania. She earned a promotion by taking advantage of AFSCME Free College. You could, too.

William Kauffman, AFSCME Council 13 |

A Community Rallies Behind AFSCME Member’s Effort to Help Puerto Rico

When Hurricanes Maria and Irma struck, AFSCME member Gardy Domenech began a modest relief drive. He had no idea how his community in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, would rally behind him.

Pete Levine |

Federal Court Rejection of Corporate-Backed Lawsuit Is A Win for Working People

A federal court has rejected an attempt by corporate-backed forces to illegally obtain reimbursements of legally collected collective-bargaining fees.

AFSCME Staff |

What Makes a Good Infrastructure Plan?

AFSCME has long encouraged public investment in our country’s infrastructure. In 2019, we will continue to make our voices heard so that any infrastructure plan creates good jobs and invests in public services.

AFSCME Staff |

CSEA Workers Get Creative, Help FBI Catch Suspected Child Pornographer

These CSEA workers would’ve made MacGyver proud for the way they helped the FBI solve a crime.

Mark Kotzin, CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000 |

As Fires Burned in California, AFSCME Members Helped and Were Helped

As the death toll continues to rise and as smoke engulfs nearby cities, AFSCME members have stepped up to help – often at great personal sacrifice.

Jashua Bane, Pablo Ros |

GM Layoffs Prove Tax Cuts Hurt, Don’t Help, Workers

Those cuts reduce revenues, creating bigger deficits that Trump and his fellow Republicans use as an excuse to cut public services that working families rely on like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Americans for Tax Fairness |

Oregon Behavioral Health Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFSCME

They become the latest in a wave of therapists, case managers, peers, support staff and other dedicated care providers who are uniting through AFSCME’s United We Heal campaign to fix a broken system.

Mark McCullough |

Want Your Mail? Say No to Privatizing the Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is the most popular federal government agency, and it’s been around since 1775. Now, the most unpopular president in modern times, wants to sell it off to the private sector.

AFSCME Staff |

Cut College Costs. Apply for These Scholarships.

For AFSCME members and their families, there are several scholarship opportunities that can make paying for a college degree easier.

Pete Levine |

Voting to Keep Public Services in Public Hands

Voters chose to side with the common good in at least two powerful ways: stopping privatization and implementing progressive taxes to pay for much-needed public services.

Jeremy Mohler, In the Public Interest |

AFSCME Supports Bill Curbing Workplace Violence

The bill would help protect hospital, psychiatric, behavioral health care, EMS workers and others by requiring the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to issue a federal worker-protection standard.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Sues Puerto Rico to Stop Betrayal of Public Service Workers

Even as public service workers in Puerto Rico made sacrifices, their government was betraying them. This week, AFSCME and AFT sued the government, alleging mismanagement of pension funds.

AFSCME Staff |

Pay for Latinas Lags Well Behind White Males

Latina women had to work until November 1 of this year to earn the same wages their white male counterparts earned in the previous year. Ten months longer!

Pablo Ros |

Public Charge Rule Would Turn American Dream into Nightmare for Millions

A new rule by the Trump administration would subject immigrants to indecency and indignity. It runs counter to AFSCME’s values.

Elissa McBride |
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Don’t Fall for the Freedom Foundation’s Lies

The Freedom Foundation and other anti-worker groups funded by corporate billionaires are lying to working people to get them to drop their unions. Don't believe their lies.

AFSCME’s Archives: A Treasure Trove of Labor History

Learn about AFSCME’s archives, a rich lode of labor history.

Stefanie Caloia, AFSCME Archivist |

For AFSCME, Walker’s Defeat in Wisconsin Was an Especially Important Victory

AFSCME members have much to celebrate about the results of the 2018 midterm elections. But one victory in particular was especially sweet – our successful effort to deny Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a third term.

Pablo Ros |

Victory over Rauner in Illinois Was Proof of AFSCME’s Strength

Gov. Bruce Rauner was not a friend of working people. So working people worked hard to make sure he was denied a second term.

Pablo Ros |

Working Americans Step Up and Win Big in 2018 Midterms

Public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Hails Pro-Worker Victories in Midterms

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised union members for defying wealthy special interests and electing many pro-worker candidates to state and federal offices in the mid-term elections.

AFSCME Staff |
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Movement Moment

With big wins on Election Day and the labor movement growing in power, working people are striking back against the big billionaires and the corporate special interests who rig the system.

What’s Your Plan for Election Day?

You know how important this election is, and you want to get out there and vote. Now is the time to make sure you and your family have a voting plan in place.

AFSCME Retirees Get Out the Vote

Always engaged, they’re burning up the phone lines and pounding the pavement to educate people on the issues that matter.

AFSCME Staff |
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Our Chance to Turn It Around | On the Record

This is one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. We can elect leaders who will be a champion for working people. Don't miss out.

Fierce Unity and Determination Mark Contract Win for Southern Illinois County Workers

Members of AFSCME Local 2464 (Council 31), county workers from Southern Illinois’ Jackson County, won a new union contract with fair pay and affordable health care.

Nell McNamara, AFSCME Council 31 |

Facing Excessive Caseloads and Stagnant Wages, Members of AFSCME Maryland Rally in Annapolis

AFSCME Maryland is urging the Hogan administration to stop obstructing annual wage negotiations and give concrete proposals immediately at bargaining.

Katie Moy-Santos, AFSCME Maryland |

AFSCME Members in Iowa Overwhelmingly Vote Yes to Recertify their Union

This is proof that despite attacks against public service workers and their unions, if we stand together, we can be stronger than ever before.

This Election Day, We Denounce Violence and Hate. Instead, We Will Vote Our Values.

“We are broken-hearted by the news of the past few weeks and horrified to see that some candidates for public office still believe marginalizing and dehumanizing people who might think or look or pray differently is a winning strategy."

AFSCME Staff |

80 Years Ago: A Turning Point for Workers

Eighty years ago, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) took effect, creating for the first time a federal right to a minimum wage and overtime, while also banning child labor.

Pete Levine |

“A Struggle Our Union Has Been Waging for Decades”

AFSCME President Lee Saunders and Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride joined University of California strikers in their fight against outsourcing, wage inequality and more.

AFSCME Staff |

DC 37 and the City Agree on Unlimited Paid Sick Leave for 9/11 Heroes

After weeks of intense negotiations, the union won a landmark victory for our 9/11 first responders and other members who worked at the World Trade Center site during the rescue, recovery and cleanup.

Mike Lee, DC 37 |

AFSCME Stands with Transgender People, Who #WontBeErased

AFSCME members — women, men, transgender and gender nonconforming — provide the vital services that make America happen. They never quit on their communities and AFSCME never quits on them.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Rallies with Marriott Hotel Workers Who Demand ‘One Job Should Be Enough’

Saturday’s rally in Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza was the latest show of unity among employees of the largest hotel chain in the world.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Pennsylvania Members Help Hurricane Florence Victims

“We have an opportunity as employees of the township [of Swatara] and members of the union to do something good for others who need it.”

William Kaufman, AFSCME Council 13 |

“Junk” Insurance Plans Could Weaken Affordable Care Act Protections

With these junk plans, insurers are permitted to screen for, and charge more for, pre-existing conditions.

Pete Levine |

Unions Push for “Grade A” Paid Parental Leave

The long-term goal is for all workers–union and non-union, public and private sector–to have access to paid family leave.

Elissa McBride |

Union Lawsuit Seeks to Block Missouri’s New Anti-Worker Law

Missouri workers are holding strong against another wave of attacks by anti-worker politicians.

AFSCME Staff |
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