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Museum Workers Stand Up to Owners After Being Laid Off

Workers at the Marciano Art Foundation, who were fired soon after organizing a union through AFSCME Council 36, are fighting the move.

Pete Levine |

California Merger: Local 1, Council 57 Agree to Unify

By joining with AFSCME Council 57, Public Employees Union members have gained a much stronger voice.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

Round-the-Clock Commitment to Public Service

Some AFSCME members perform public service during and after work. Like Oregon member Vanessa Nordyke.

David Kreisman, Oregon AFSCME |

AFSCME Members Help Secure Pro-Worker Victories Nationwide

In states and cities nationwide, working people made their voices heard on Tuesday, electing pro-worker candidates and further fueling the momentum in favor of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Los Angeles Retiree Selma Benjamin: Dedicated and Determined at 100

At 100, Los Angeles retiree Selman Benjamin remains dedicated and determined – and AFSCME Strong.

Pete Levine |

Knocking on Doors, Firing Up Voters in Virginia

AFSCME members, along with hundreds of their sisters and brothers from other unions, are working hard in cities across Virginia to turn out the vote on Election Day, which is Tuesday.

AFSCME Staff |

Iowa Workers Vote for Recertification – Again

For the third consecutive year, Iowa workers have voted overwhelmingly to recertify their union.

Pete Levine |

City Workers in San Antonio Choose to Unite Through AFSCME

AFSCME is the union preferred by 6,000 workers at the City of San Antonio. They chose AFSCME to represent their interests before management.

Antonio Lewis |

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree with New AFSCME Benefit

Exciting new benefit: Introducing a bachelor’s degree completion program for AFSCME members and their families.

Pete Levine |
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On the Record: Child Care for All

Thanks to a new state law, California child care providers have collective bargaining rights – the freedom to negotiate for better compensation and benefits, the ability to stand together in a strong union.

Across the Nation, Workers Are Striking Like It’s 1986

Workers are increasingly making their voices heard as they seek a bigger share of the economic pie. Union can amplify their collective voice.

Pablo Ros |
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For Nevada Psychiatric Nurse, His Union Helps Him ‘Concentrate on Caring for People’

Alonzo Thornton is a psychiatric nurse in Nevada who says that it’s because his union has his back that he can “concentrate on caring for people.”

AFSCME Staff |

A Celebration for California’s Child Care Providers

California child care workers celebrate winning collective bargaining rights, joined by their governor and AFSCME President Lee Saunders.

Pete Levine |

New Book Shows AFSCME’s Role in Key Fights that Shaped Labor

Former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse visited AFSCME International to talk about his latest book and the future of labor.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Members Help Make the Wheels of a Unique Bus Go Round

Thanks to AFSCME members, a school bus filled with food items is helping South Florida students fight hunger.

Mark McCullough |

House Bill Simplifies and Fixes PSLF, Overhauls Higher Education

The College Affordability Act will help fix the broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Stands with Striking Chicago Public School Teachers

CTU represents 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians. They are demanding that newly elected Mayor Lori Lightfoot deliver on her campaign promises.

Pete Levine |

Saunders Urges ‘Back to Basics’ Strategy for 2020 Win and Beyond

What will help pro-worker allies win elections in 2020 and beyond? A “back to basics” strategy of organizing through face-to-face conversations, AFSCME President Lee Saunders says.

AFSCME Staff |

Quick Thinking, Decisive Action Save Connecticut Member’s Life

Heroic actions by his alert, quick-thinking colleagues saved a Connecticut member’s life after he suffered a workplace accident.

Larry Dorman, AFSCME Council 4 |

California Nurse Once Thought About Quitting but Persevered

Early in Brian Zeringue’s career, a patient died on him. He thought about quitting, but thanks to support from his colleagues, he persevered – and his community is better off for it.

Pablo Ros |

Advancing (In)Justice: AFSCME Condemns Layoffs at Asian American Nonprofit in Los Angeles

We condemn the sudden layoffs of 18 staffers at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles – many of whom led the effort to unionize through AFSCME.

AFSCME Staff |

First Contract Ratification Points to Power of Collective Bargaining

Washington state assistant attorneys general, who fought for collective bargaining rights in the legislature, overwhelmingly approve first contract.

WFSE and Jashua Bane |

Online Training Available for AFSCME Women Leading Change

Attention AFSCME members. The 2019 Women’s Leadership Academy Online is gearing up to offer a new series of trainings. Find out how to sign up.

Namita Waghray |

AFSCME Members Rally to Protect LGBTQ Rights

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community, as AFSCME members showed during a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court today. The court is hearing three cases involving LGBTQ rights.

Pete Levine |

Now that Janus Failed, Alaska’s Anti-Public Services Governor Resorts to Dirty Tricks

Alaska’s governor and attorney general want to make it harder for unions in the public sector to collect dues. But a judge said no.

Pablo Ros |

We Support Bill to Cut Drug Prices

Congress should pass H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would lower prescription drug prices for all Americans.

By AFSCME Staff |

In Historic Win, California Family Child Care Providers Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

Child care providers in the nation’s largest state won big when they secured collective bargaining rights for the first time.

Jashua Bane |

Dunleavy’s Attack on ASEA Hurts All Alaskans

In an attempt to silence Alaska’s state workers and the union they formed, Alaska’s governor has filed a lawsuit. Read why this is a misguided move.

Jake Metcalfe, ASEA Executive Director |

Adams County Human Services Workers Vote to Join AFSCME

The 600 human services workers – social caseworkers, Head Start teachers, community support specialists, and more – will join more than 12,000 public service workers in New Mexico and Colorado who are members of AFSCME Council 18.

Jashua Bane |

Rule Change Would Lead to LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

AFSCME strongly opposes a proposed rule change by the Trump administration that would effectively remove protections for LGBTQ workers who are employed by federal contractors and subcontractors.

AFSCME Staff |

New Agreement Ends 9-Month Labor Dispute

After a long battle, Council 66 health care workers, members of AFSCME Local 3124, won a fair contract.

AFSCME Council 66 |

New York Congressman Espaillat Joins AFSCME in Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Espaillat, who represents New York’s 13th congressional district, is a Dominican immigrant and the first Dominican-American to serve in the U.S. Congress.

AFSCME Staff |

Ideas@AFSCME: How to Make the Economy Work for Everyone

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride sat down for a conversation with the president of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Thea Lee, to discuss ways to make the nation’s economy work for all of us.

AFSCME Staff |

Fed Up with Attacks on Federal Employees

AFSCME members stood in solidarity with AFGE members at the #FedUpRiseUp rally today.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME’s Wage Calculator Highlights the Benefits of Union Membership

Union members bring home bigger paychecks than workers who don’t have the power to sit down and negotiate together. The numbers tell the story.

AFSCME Staff |
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The World’s Largest Library: Powered by AFSCME Members

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride goes behind-the-scenes at the Library of Congress.

AFSCME Staff |

Second Unit of Nevada State Workers File for Collective Bargaining Recognition

Mental and behavioral health workers became the second group of state employees in Nevada to seek recognition as AFSCME for collective bargaining purposes.

Cyndy Hernandez |

FAMU Workers Win At Bargaining Table, Continue To Build Power

Workers at one of the country’s premier historically black universities finally have a new contract – after months of negotiations with management.

Kelly Benjamin, AFSCME Florida |

Big Win for Workers at Oregon University

After a massive informational picket, workers at an Oregon university were able to secure a favorable contract.

Jashua Bane |

We Stand with UAW Workers on Strike

We stand in solidarity with the members of United Auto Workers. They went on strike against General Motors today, walking off their jobs and shutting down manufacturing plants, demanding a fair contract.

Pablo Ros |
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