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Members of Congress Stand with AFSCME Members in Puerto Rico

Following the federal government’s anemic response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, members of Congress spoke directly to AFSCME members in the commonwealth to encourage them to stay strong.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME to Trump, Congress: Provide Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico Now

A week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents of the commonwealth still await help from the federal government. AFSCME is demanding immediate relief.

Pablo Ros |

Union Helps Member Who Lost Home to Brush Fire

Council 28 in Washington state steps up to help one of its members who lost her home in a wildfire.

Justin Lee |

How One AFSCME Local is Helping Florida Dry Out and Rebuild

Here’s the story of one Florida local whose members are working hard to help their hurricane-struck community dry out and move on toward normalcy.

Mark McCullough |

Our Sisters and Brothers in Puerto Rico Need Our Help

Although the full extent of the damage from Hurricane Maria is yet to be known, one thing is certain: Our union Sisters and Brothers in Puerto Rico need our help.

Pablo Ros, Pete Levine |

Serving Puerto Rico During Hurricanes

As Hurricane Irma threatened Puerto Rico, AFSCME members on the island took quick action to help residents.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

States Step in to Protect Your Retirement Savings

President Trump sided with Wall Street but states are coming now to the rescue of small investors who are just trying to save for their retirement.

Clyde Weiss |

After Striking Puerto Rico, Hurricane Irma Now Has Florida in its Sights

First Puerto Rico, now Florida is in Hurricane Irma’s sights. AFSCME represents tens of thousands of members in both places.

Clyde Weiss |

Surviving Harvey with the Spirit of Community Service Intact

Learn how AFSCME members across south Texas worked tirelessly to keep basic operations going throughout Hurricane Harvey and in its aftermath.

Pete Levine, Namita Waghray, Clyde Weiss |

Congress Must Save the DREAMers

Some 800,000 children of undocumented immigrants – known as DREAMers – face deportation under President Donald Trump’s order. Congress must stop it.

Clyde Weiss |
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Labor Unions Brought You So Much More Than This Long Weekend

This Labor Day weekend – and much more – brought to you by unions.

Lee Saunders |

Trump Tries to Hide Workplace Deaths, but He Can’t Make Us Forget Them

How many workers died on the job in the U.S. last year? The Trump administration just made it harder for you to find out.

Clyde Weiss |

If Only She Had a Union, She Might Still Have her Job

She says she was fired her having her period at work. If only she’d had a union to protect her.

Clyde Weiss |

Church Tied to AFSCME and Civil Rights History Now a National Landmark

A historic Memphis church with ties to the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation strike of 1968 – part of AFSCME’s history – has been designated a national landmark.

Clyde Weiss |

Labor Unions Are Surging in Popularity

A new Gallup poll shows public support for labor unions is the highest since 2003.

Raju Chebium |

Keep Those Donations Coming, AFSCME Members Need Your Help

Please continue to donate to the AFSCME Fallen Heroes Fund to help sisters and brothers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Raju Chebium |

AFSCME Members Are on the Front Lines of a Disaster

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey – now a tropical storm – AFSCME members are helping save lives, restore essential services and protect property in southeastern Texas.

Namita Waghray, Clyde Weiss |

The March on Washington was about Civil and Workers’ Rights

The 1963 March on Washington wasn’t just about civil rights. It was also about workers’ rights.

AFSCME STAFF |

Labor’s Hall of Honor or Hall of Shame?

The U.S. Labor Department says it will induct into its “Hall of Honor” a man who broke a labor union: former President Ronald Reagan.

Clyde Weiss |

Why Joining a Strong Union Is the Way to Go

American workers have always done better when they join together in strong unions. A report out today reiterates that important point.

Pablo Ros |
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