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Explore the Issues: Archived Posts

Americans Want Unions – But Will Their Leaders Listen?

This week, the Pew Research Center published survey results showing that most Americans approve of labor unions and view them more favorably than in the recent past.

Pablo Ros |

UNITE HERE, 2 Trump Hotels Announce Agreements

Victory! UNITE HERE has reached agreements with Trump Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington, DC, after going to the mat with AFSCME’s backing.

Raju Chebium |

Victory for Patient Care – San Diego’s Sharp Nurses Ratify Contract

Victory! The nurses at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego have ratified a new contract that will go far toward solving nurse shortages that are at the heart of the five-month dispute.

Clyde Weiss |

Attacks on Wisconsin Corrections Officers Reach Crisis Level

At Wisconsin correctional facilities, staff shortages are leading to increased assaults, a situation that’s reached a crisis level.

David Patterson |

Talks Resume for San Diego's Sharp Nurses

Contract talks have resumed between Sharp HealthCare in San Diego and the members of Sharp Professional Nurses Network (SPNN), avoiding a threatened three-day strike this week.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Supports Rallying Airport Workers

On Nov. 29, let's stand with airport workers across the country who are demanding $15 an hour and better working conditions.

Pablo Ros |
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The FMLA: How It Protects Our Families and Our Jobs

South Florida Immigration Clinic Helping Members Become Citizens

The Citizenship Clinic put on by the South Florida AFL-CIO CLC helps immigrant union members become U.S. citizens.

Namita Waghray |

More Than 1,000 AFSCME Members Flood Battleground States

AFSCME members are leaving nothing to chance as they flood battleground states to support pro-working family candidates.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

In Florida and Texas, Right-to-Work is No Obstacle

AFSCME members in Florida and Texas are organizing their unions and making them stronger than ever despite anti-union laws.

Olivia Sandbothe, Namita Waghray & Pablo Ros |

Fighting for Better Patient Care and R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Connecticut

More than 900 Connecticut hospital workers are new AFSCME members.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Council 31 Members’ Message for Rauner: Come Back to the Table

Illinois Council 31 members are featured in an ad asking the governor to bargain with them.

David Kreisman |

Two Hundred-Plus County Employees Join AFSCME in Indy

230 Marion County workers choose AFSCME after newly elected officials granted their employees the right to bargain collectively.

David Patterson |

Sharp Hearts, Sharp Cares, Sharp Nurses

More than 300 Sharp Healthcare nurses rally to show that they’re part of the real Sharp experience.

Tiffanie Bright and Jeff Rogers |

California Public Workers Find Strength with AFSCME

More than 6,000 workers are teaming up with AFSCME.

Justin Lee and Olivia Sandbothe |

Workers and Community Stand United to Save Howard University Hospital

Howard University Hospital workers rally to raise awareness of the high quality health care they provide to the Washington, DC, community.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Standing Strong in Illinois

An anti-worker governor is trying to silence Illinois state employees, but they aren’t backing down.

Olivia Sandbothe |

All They Want is Respect – and a Fair Contract

Washington’s governor has refused to offer the state’s workers a two-year contract that reflects the work they do.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Workers Protests Lead to New Jobs, Lighter Caseloads

Minnesota county approves hiring workers to help with heavy caseloads, staffing shortages.

Lynette Kalsnes and David Patterson |

Delegates Rally at Trump Hotel

More than 2,000 AFSCME delegates took it to the streets Wednesday, standing in solidarity with Culinary Workers demanding a fair contract at the Trump International Hotel.

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