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On The Record: I AM 2018

As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we celebrate a champion of both civil rights and labor rights.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Submits Merits Brief in the Janus case

AFSCME today filed its arguments opposing the anti-worker Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 Supreme Court case.

AFSCME Staff |

Sanitation Work Still Among Most Dangerous – Especially at Private Firms

Fifty years after the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, trash hauling remains a dangerous profession – especially at private firms.

AFSCME Staff |

U.S. Leads in CEO Pay – More Than 250 Times That of Average Worker

The gap between CEOs’ pay and that of the average worker continues to widen, made possible by unfair loopholes.

Adele Stan |

Atlantic City Water Services to Remain in Public Hands

Atlantic City, N.J., water services to remain public, thanks to AFSCME members.

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |

Council 17, Louisiana Department of Health Negotiate Historic Contract

Council 17 and the Louisiana Department of Health negotiated a historic tentative contract.

Namita Waghray |

Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Likely Mean Higher Tolls and Fewer Jobs

Here are the facts about President Donald Trump’s “infrastructure plan,” which the White House says it will release soon.

Donald Cohen, In The Public Interest |

Miami-Dade School Employees Finish 2017 With Big Contract Win

The AFSCME local representing school employees in Florida’s most populous county ended 2017 with a strong contract.

Mark McCullough |

A Very Long Year for Working Families

Working people have had a tough year under President Donald Trump. AFSCME will continue to hold him accountable.

Pablo Ros |
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Splash Medics Is Saving Children from Drowning

Lisa La Russo has been a paramedic, saving lives for nearly 30 years. But the AFSCME member in California decided that wasn’t enough.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Never Quits on Public Service Workers

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

MI Supreme Court Sides with Public School Employees in Wage Theft Case

Michigan’s highest court ordered anti-worker politicians to return hundreds of millions of dollars to public school employees in a case involving AFSCME.

AFSCME Council 25 |

Tax Bill Showers Billions in Tax Cuts on Private Corporations

Learn how the tax bill Congress approved will personally benefit the president and big corporate donors.

AFSCME STAFF |

Close to the Cliff: How CHIP Might Fail

Millions of kids may lose their health insurance if Congress fails to fund the CHIP program.

Pete Levine |

Retirement Security Focus of New Michigan Retirees Chapter

Retirees from across Michigan banded together in late October to form Michigan Retirees United, AFSCME Chapter 255.

AFSCME Staff |

NYC Union Fights State Workers’ Compensation Changes

District Council 37 is taking part in an all-out effort to fight proposed changes to the workers’ compensation system in New York.

Mike Lee, DC 37 |

Some 600 Hospital Workers in Northern California Join AFSCME

Find out how and why nearly 600 hospital workers in Northern California joined AFSCME.

Jashua Bane and Martin Ricard |

Congress Should Seat Jones Before Voting on ‘Historically Unpopular’ Tax Bill

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders is asking congressional leaders to first seat Alabama Sen.-Elect Doug Jones before voting on their disastrous tax cut plan.

AFSCME Staff |

How to Ensure Pay Fairness Through Your Union

Public service workers can better advocate for their communities and for each other when they come together in unions, as a Florida case illustrates.

Mark McCullough |

Carving up the Classroom

The latest round of right-wing attacks on working people is putting the dream of higher education further away than ever.

Pete Levine |

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 |

The False Slogan of Right to Work: An Attack on Worker Freedom

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders explains in a new column why the Janus v. AFSCME case would be particularly bad for minority communities.

Lee Saunders |

Former AFSCME Leader to Receive Prestigious NAACP Award

Former AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy will receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Pablo Ros |

Trump Administration’s Position on Janus Is Yet Another Attack on Working People

The Trump administration sided with corporations and the wealthy in Janus v. AFSCME, which threatens workers’ ability to form strong unions.

Pablo Ros |

Carson, California, Voters Tax Big Oil to Keep Services Flowing

In Carson, California, AFSCME members stood up to big oil companies to rebalance the scales – and won.

Erica Zeitlin, AFSCME District Council 36 |

Despite Catastrophe, AFSCME Members in Puerto Rico Remain Grateful

Facing catastrophe all around them, members of Servidores Públicos Unidos/AFSCME Council 95 continue to serve their communities.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Stop The Money-Grabbing Disaster of a Tax Bill

While the world slept, Senate leaders pulled a sneaky maneuver to enrich corporations and the super-wealthy – at the expense of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

National Parks Fee Increase Is an Attack on Public Services

The Trump administration’s plan to double or nearly triple entrance fees at 17 of the country’s most popular national parks is yet another attack on working families.

Pablo Ros |

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 |
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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree Member Carol Ann Loehndorf

Meet Carol Ann Loehndorf, an AFSCME Retiree and the latest member to be spotlighted in our Retiree Throwback Thursday #TBT series.

Pete Levine |

Senate Gears Up to Slash Taxes on Corporations, Raise Taxes on Working Families

The Senate is gearing up to shower corporations and the super wealthy with huge tax cuts. You can stop it.

AFSCME Staff |

HOPE Helps Shore up Pensions in Houston

Houston no longer has a pension problem – thanks to the hard work HOPE members put in.

Namita Waghray |

Bill Filed to Help Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Members of Congress led by Sen. Bernie Sanders today unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its debt burden and recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Pablo Ros |

Off-Duty Lifeguards Save Stranded Couple in California

These two college-aged lifeguards were off the clock when they saved a drowning couple.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

AFSCME Appeals Judge’s Ruling in Collective Bargaining Lawsuit

AFSCME in Iowa is taking its fight against an anti-collective bargaining law all the way to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Lisa Martin |

Children May Slip Through the Cracks. Thanks Congress.

Vulnerable children may not get the health insurance they need and deserve because leaders in Congress are playing political games.

Pete Levine |

Pay Raises Coming to School Support Workers in Prince George’s County, MD

Thanks to AFSCME, school support workers in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are getting overdue pay raises.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Truth Revealed: Senate, House Tax Bill Will Hurt Working Families

A nonpartisan analysis shows that the true intent of the Senate tax bill – raise taxes on working families, cut taxes for the rich and big companies.

Pablo Ros |

Fighting for the American Dream

In fighting to pass the DREAM Act, AFSCME affirms its commitment to strengthening all working families, no matter their country of origin.

Pete Levine |

‘Something Extraordinary is Going On’

AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Elissa McBride writes that striking workers at a Lebanon, Pennsylvania, nursing home seek basic dignity, respect.

Elissa McBride |
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