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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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On the Record: The AFSCME Agenda

Real freedom and opportunity means more than just getting by. It means having a voice on the job, affordable health care, the promise of retirement security after a lifetime of hard work, and equal democracy for all. That’s The AFSCME Agenda.

Lee Saunders |

EMS Professionals at Falck Northern California Join AFSCME

EMS professionals at Falck Northern California, a private company, know that coming together in a union will help them better serve their communities.

Justin Lee |

Revised Tax Bill Takes Aim at Obamacare

And you thought the failed attempt to kill off Obamacare was dead. Senate leaders are taking another whack at it – through their tax “reform bill.

AFSCME Staff |

Wisconsin’s Anti-Worker Law Hurts Public Schools, Report Says

Wisconsin’s anti-worker law, Act 10, is hurting public school teachers and students and is a warning to other states considering similar bills, a new report says.

Pablo Ros |

Trump Puts Country’s Health Care in Hands of Former Big Pharma Executive

This week, Trump announced his choice of Alex Azar, a former Big Pharma executive, to lead the Department of Health & Human Services. That’s like sending the fox to guard the hen house.

Pablo Ros |

Nearing Retirement, but Not Slowing Down

Retirement may be nearing, but AFSCME Never Quit Award Winner Paul Spicer isn’t slowing down.

Pete Levine |

Documents Show Corporations Shelter Massive Wealth from Taxes

Newly unearthed documents show how corporations and wealthy people hide their money overseas to avoid paying their fair share of U.S. taxes. Congress shouldn’t reward such behavior.

Pablo Ros |

Pop Quiz on the AFSCME Free College Benefit

AFSCME Staff |

Working Families Win Big in Tuesday’s Elections

Working families won big in Tuesday’s elections, especially in New Jersey and Virginia. They won by making their voices heard at the ballot box.

AFSCME Staff |

Fallen Heroes Fund Gift Cards Offer Support and Hope

Fallen Heroes Fund assistance offers support, hope to AFSMCE members in Texas.

Namita Waghray |

The AFSCME Agenda Points the Way to Stronger Communities

With the release of “The AFSCME Agenda: Freedom and Opportunity for All,” our union is reasserting our values and paving the way toward stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

Inside an Inferno: AFSCME Members Endure California Wildfires

As wildfires raged in Northern California, AFSCME emergency workers called on their training to rescue those caught in the inferno.

Pete Levine |

Tax Bill Will Squeeze Working Families

House leaders have released a tax bill that will hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |

Violent Assaults on Staff Increasing in Illinois Prisons, Youth Centers

Assaults on staff in state correctional facilities have increased by 51 percent in the last two years.

Lisa Martin |

Many in Congress Speak Up for Working Families

Congressional Democrats have unveiled a plan to protect workers’ freedom to join together in strong unions.

Pablo Ros |

New Report Shows How Strong Unions Create Stronger Communities

AFSCME released a report today that shows how strong unions make for stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

A Win for Working Families in the FL Special Election

Working people in south Florida have an ally in the Florida Senate, thanks to AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |

Oregon Strike Results in a Better Contract

AFSCME members in Lane County, Oregon, held out for a better contract and improved services to the public – and they got it.

Justin Lee |

She Never Quits – Not on Her Co-Workers, Not on a Stranger Mortally Injured

Oregon AFSCME member Emily Augustin was trained in life-saving techniques. Then she had to use them to try to save a stranger.

Clyde Weiss |

Scab Labor Failing to Provide 5-Star Care at Cedar Haven Nursing Home

The message from the ongoing strike in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, by AFSCME-represented nurses, certified nursing assistants, laundry and maintenance employees and groundskeepers is simple: “Residents before profits.”

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Iowa Workers Give Their Union a Resounding Vote of Confidence

In a resounding vote of confidence, virtually all of the more than 1,700 AFSCME Iowa public service workers voted this week to remain with their union.

PA Child Care Providers Push for Fair Funding

In Philadelphia, AFSMCE members are demanding adequate state funding for child care and early education.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Danger Ahead: Congressional Budget Plan Will Harm Our Communities

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of “real harm to our communities” after the U.S. House approved a Senate-passed budget plan that would cut taxes for the rich and hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |
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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree Member Sallie Robertson

Sallie Robertson is the next feature in our Retiree Throw Back Thursday #TBT series. From the DC 37 Retirees Association, one of New York’s finest crossing guards devoted her life to making sure the streets she protected were safe.

Pete Levine |

A Common Tax Deduction for Millions of Working Families Might Disappear

Get ready to say goodbye to a tax deduction you rely on, courtesy of congressional leaders.

Pete Levine |

Unions Bring Freedom to Workers

A right-wing group is trying to erode union rights. Read this powerful column by an AFSCME member out in California opposing this destructive campaign.

LINDA RODRIGUEZ, United Domestic Workers of America (UDWA), Local 3930 |

Operation Agua: AFSCME, Coalition Partners to Provide Clean Water to Puerto Rico

Through Operation Agua, AFSCME members are helping provide a reliable source of safe drinking water to families across Puerto Rico.

AFSCME Staff |
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Cool Job: Protecting Florida’s Underwater Treasures

If you’ve ever visited the Florida Keys, and spent any time off of dry land, then you’ve visited the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. We tell you about a member who protects this fragile ecosystem.

Mark McCullough |

Strong Unions Will Help Us Return to Normal

In these abnormal times, unions will help us all return to normal. Read on to find out how.

Lee Saunders |

AFSCME Maryland Leads Fight Against ‘Public Health Crisis’

AFSCME is fighting for expanded mental health services in Maryland despite being chronically understaffed.

David Kreisman, Raju Chebium |

Young AFSCME Activists Meet New Challenges

Young activists are urged to reconnect with AFSCME’s Next Wave program, which has a new look.

Pablo Ros |

Workers Strike for Dignity in Lebanon, PA

AFSCME-represented health care workers in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, walked off the job due to the lack of respect for the services they provide.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Iowa Prison Stabbing Leads AFSCME to Demand Action ‘Before Someone Gets Killed’

AFSCME Iowa Council 61 is demanding action from Iowa Department of Corrections officials after two correctional officers were attacked by inmates in less than a week.

Pablo Ros |

Oregon Members Demand Quality Services for the Community

Nearly 700 striking public service workers in Lane County, Oregon, demand quality services for the community they serve and fair treatment.

Justin Lee |

California Governor Signs Slew of AFSCME-Backed Bills

Standing strong for communities through AFSCME, public service workers in California implemented legislative changes to benefit employees and the Californians they serve.

AFSCME Staff |

It’s Time to Tell Congress: We Care About Our Communities, Not Tax Cuts for the Rich

Senate leaders, following in the footsteps of their colleagues in the House, are about to approve a budget resolution that could make life harder for the communities they represent. All in the name of tax cuts for the rich.

AFSCME Staff |

Putting Words into Action: Building and Buying in the U.S.A.

A new campaign by UAW and Labor 411 goes beyond talk, taking real steps to return manufacturing – and buying – to the U.S.A.

Pete Levine |
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