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Explore the Issues: Archived Posts

President Obama Meets with AFSCME Member in Flint

Tyrone Wooten, an AFSCME member in Flint, Mich., met with President Obama May 4 to discuss the water crisis caused by lead.

Dave Patterson |

Serious Dangers for Workers Behind Prison Walls

During National Correctional Officers Week, read about Sgt. Curtis Doyle’s harrowing experiences and the effect of his work on his life and family.

Zac Bears |

At Lebanon Correctional Institution in Ohio, 100 Percent AFSCME Membership

At the correctional institution where Phil Morris is president of OCSEA Chapter 8310, AFSCME membership is at 100 percent.

Clyde Weiss |

Would You Like Ribs or a Hot Dog with Your AFSCME Strong?

Hot dogs, BBQ and discussions about their union and politics were just a few highlights of a picnic for AFSCME members across Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Mark McCullough |

Illinois Direct Support Personnel Push for a Pay Raise

The Illinois public service workers who provide care to thousands of children and adults with developmental disabilities are fighting for a living wage.

David Kreisman |

Member Takes Workplace Violence Fight to DC

AFSCME Minnesota member Eric Hesse, at a Capitol Hill press conference, called for reforms needed to prevent violence against health care workers.

Omar Tewfik |

Public Safety at Risk from Malloy ‘Austerity’

AFSCME members in Connecticut are fighting to prevent state employee layoffs and deep cuts to vital services during the next fiscal year.

Larry Dorman/AFSCME Council 4 |

Never Quit: In Oregon, a Fight for Fairness

Oregon AFSCME won a grievance arbitration worth about $500,000 for Department of Corrections employees who had been short-changed.

Kevin Brown |

Governor Dayton Seeks $177 Million for Safe Staffing

With mental health facilities severely understaffed, Gov. Mark Dayton calls for $177 million to improve patient care and safety.

Michael Byrne |

Sodexo Workers Catch Up with Jacksonville Pact

For AFSCME Local 1328 members, their AFSCME Strong training was put to the test recently when it came to helping a subset of their coworkers to a contract win.

Mark McCullough |

Sandy Mayes Followed in Her Dad’s Footsteps

Sandy Mayes of Kentucky followed in her dad’s footsteps, and she’s now leading her co-workers in Local 4011 to become AFSCME Strong.

Pablo Ros |

In Maryland, Council 67 Gets AFSCME Strong as Primary Vote Nears

AFSCME members of Council 67 in Maryland are making their union stronger through one-on-one conversations. And while on the topic of standing up for their jobs and communities, they’re getting out the vote for the April 26 primary elections.

Pablo Ros |

Strong Working Families Begin with Paid Parental Leave

AFSCME Florida Local 199 members successfully passed a partial paid parental leave ordinance.

Mark McCullough |

Safe Staffing Big Problem in Iowa Corrections

Prison escapes and attacks on correctional officers led Iowa Local 451 members to say, “Enough!” Then they took action.

Brian Jennings and David Patterson |

Boycott Leads to Better Jobs

Local 3299 wins its year-long campaign to end subcontracting of custodians and parking attendants at UC Berkeley.

Kevin Brown |

Kentucky School Workers Rally for Fairness

Indiana/Kentucky Council 962 members urge the Jefferson County School Board to address short-staffing and other concerns as bargaining looms.

David Patterson |

EMS Professionals File Charges, Appeal for City Oversight

Missouri Emergency Medical Service professionals working for American Medical Response say that transparency and oversight would be a big step forward.

Justin Lee |

Adventures of an Activist: OCSEA’s Michelle Smith

Tracking down this particular fee payer wasn’t easy, but Michelle Smith of OCSEA never gave up.

Clyde Weiss |

Snyder Testifies; Flint Residents Fume

AFSCME members were among nearly 100 Flint residents who descended on Capitol Hill March 17 to hear Gov. Rick Snyder testify before Congress.

Michael Byrne |

Primary Election Energizes Members

With critical primary elections looming Tuesday, AFSCME members were energized to support Hillary Clinton.

Mark McCullough |
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