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Stop & Shop Strike Ends with Victory for Workers

The 31,000 workers of the Stop & Shop grocery chain in New England have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and are headed back to work.

Pete Levine |

It’s Back to School for OAPSE Members

The strike’s over at OAPSE Local 390 at Claymont City Schools in Ohio now that a new contract is in place.

Lisa Martin |

Behavioral Health Members Hold Lobby Day in Oregon

Behavioral health workers are building political power in Oregon. They’re pushing state legislators to adopt policies and programs to benefit the people they serve.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Members Support Stop & Shop Workers in New England

Some 31,000 Stop & Shop workers who are members of UFCW walked off their jobs on April 11 from more than 240 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

AFSCME Staff |

Survivors of Fallen Member Gain Health Coverage Thanks to AFSCME

Deceased AFSCME member Robert Scully’s family now has health insurance, thanks to Local 2960.

Jashua Bane |

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: A Broken Promise

Just over two years after the first applicants of the PSLF became eligible for loan forgiveness, 99% of processed applications for forgiveness have been rejected.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Announces Family Scholarships Winners

These winners are ready to take the next step toward their higher education, with the momentum of the $2,000 annual award – renewable for up to four years – behind them.

Pete Levine |

A Voice on the Job in Behavioral Health

More people are seeking behavioral health services, but the workers aren’t getting the respect they deserve. Our multimedia project shows how you can change that.

Thousands of UC Workers Unite Against Unfair Labor Practices

The Wednesday strike came after the unions filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against the UC system. The charge alleges that UC management engaged in a range of illegal conduct.

Jashua Bane |

On Capitol Hill, AFSCME Member Urges Congress to Renew Loan Repayment Program

Funding this new loan repayment program is an important way for Congress to show respect for the work we do and the people we serve.

Pablo Ros |
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EMS Workers in Las Vegas File for a Union Election

Nearly 400 EMS workers at AMR Las Vegas, a private company, are demanding a union election at their worksite.

Namita Waghray |

Victory! Atlanta Local Defeats Airport Takeover Bill

The bill would’ve allowed the state to take over operations of the world’s busiest airport.

Antonio Lewis |

AFSCME Celebrates National Library Workers Day

On National Library Workers Day, discover how AFSCME library workers meet their communities’ ever-evolving library needs.

Pete Levine |

Workers Tell NV Lawmakers Why Collective Bargaining Bill is Needed

As the only public service workers in Nevada without the right to collectively bargain, SB135 will give state employees a seat at the table to advocate for the communities we serve.

Cyndy Hernandez |

Solidarity prevails in Rockford privatization fight

When members of AFSCME Local 1275 (Council 31) stood as one and said no to outsourcing, their employer – Rockford, Illinois, Public Schools – backed down.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Gov. Murphy Discusses His Middle Class Plan at NJ Town Hall

Gov. Phil Murphy discussed his plan to strengthen the middle class with an audience of working people, including members of AFSCME New Jersey.

Kathleen Cancio |

Retiree Membership Surges as AFSCME Members Stick with their Union

Public service retirees are choosing to join together through AFSCME like never before.

Pete Levine |

MD’s Prescription Drug Benefits Bill Is Flawed

Ida Ward, president of Maryland Retiree Chapter 1, explains in a column why retirees are fighting a prescription-drug bill in the state legislature.

Ida Ward |
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We Carry on Dr. King’s Fight

We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by carrying on his fight, 51 years after he paid the ultimate price.

Lee Saunders |

With New Convention, AFSCME Florida Writes New Page in Its History

AFSCME Florida has new leadership, new momentum from its convention.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Supports IDEA Full Funding Act

The IDEA Full Funding Act would ensure that every child with a disability has sufficient access to educational opportunities.

Pete Levine |

Collective Bargaining Bill Gets First Hearing in Nevada Legislature

Senate Bill 135 would provide 20,000 state employees with the freedom to collectively bargain on issues like workplace safety, benefits and compensation.

Cyndy Hernandez |

New Mexico Council 18 Welcomes Newest EMS Members

The unit of almost 30 workers held an election from March 5-9 to join with the New Mexico council.

Namita Waghray |

To Close the Gender Pay Gap, First a Voice on the Job

Today, April 2, is nationally known as Equal Pay Day for 2019. This date is symbolic because it represents how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.

Elissa McBride |

Atlanta Local Fights Airport Takeover Bill

Members of AFSCME Local 1644 want the world’s busiest airport to remain in the city’s hands.

Antonio Lewis |

AFSCME Remembers Wanda Riley

We mourn the death of longtime AFSCME Council 28 member Wanda Riley, an activist particularly known for her fight for single-payer health care.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |

Fight is on to Save Alaska Psychiatric Institute

ASEA members are fighting the newly elected governor’s plan to privatize the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. We want it to remain under taxpayer control.

ASEA Staff |

Nearly 8 Years Later, Big Legal Win for AFSCME Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling restores the pension rights of hundreds of AFSCME members in Milwaukee County.

Lisa Martin |

84 School Employees in Ohio on Strike for Fair Wages, Insurance

Lacking a contract for almost two years, OAPSE members working at Claymont City Schools in Ohio have gone on strike.

OAPSE Staff |

The Numbers Are In: AFSCME Members Are Sticking with Their Union

Our union gained more than 9,000 dues-paying members and nearly 19,000 dues-paying retirees in the past year.

AFSCME Staff |

Bipartisanship Prevails as Congress Passes Funding for Mental Health Providers

Behavioral health clinics in Oregon and Oklahoma will remain open past March 31 thanks to a House bill that passed with overwhelming, bipartisan support.

Mark McCullough |
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Celebrate AFSCME Women Making History

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the proud and fearless sisters who drive change in our union. AFSCME is strong because AFSCME women are strong.

Oregon Graduate Researchers Working Toward First Contract

First was the fight to unionize. Now some Oregon graduate students are putting together their first contract.

David Kreisman |

AFSCME Members Join University of California Strike for Day of Solidarity

When UPTE’s research and technical workers went on strike starting Wednesday, about 5,000 AFSCME members joined in solidarity for that one day.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Alaska Members Slam New Governor’s ‘Disaster’ of a Budget

The proposal would make draconian cuts to state services and privatize a number of programs.

ASEA |

Women Vote. Women Lead. Women Win.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride spoke with Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Jessica Powell |

We Mourn the Loss of Our CSEA Brother

AFSCME mourns the loss of a CSEA Region 5 brother, Dennis “Matt” Howe, a New York state Department of Transportation maintenance worker.

Pete Levine |

More Courts Agree: Attacks Against Public Service Workers Are Going Too Far

Courts are increasingly putting a stop to mounting attacks against public service workers, this time to recover previously paid fair share fees.

AFSCME Staff |

State Nurses Find Power in Numbers

Feeling empowered as they fight for collective bargaining rights, some state-employed nurses in Nevada are taking steps to improve their working conditions.

Cyndy Hernandez |

In Florida’s Manatee County, A Strong Contract Underscores Worker Power

Support staff at one Florida school system won a historic contract.

AFSCME Florida |
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