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Thousands Rally for Fairness Across Illinois

Thousands of AFSCME members and retirees sent a loud and boisterous message to Gov. Bruce Rauner this month: Anti-worker agendas have no place in Illinois.

David Kreisman |

Fight Against Outsourcing Starts Early

Too often the dangers of outsourcing hit us when the proverbial train has already left the station, making the pushback efforts that much harder. But AFSCME members at the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department got ahead of the curve.

Mark McCullough |

Ohio Corrections Officer Is Making Her Local AFSCME Strong

In the last few months, Bobbie-Jo Heinlen of OCSEA has signed up 50 new members of her local and dozens of PEOPLE MVPs.

Pablo Ros |

NOLA Taxi Drivers Push for Seat at the Table

Members of New Orleans Cab Drivers for Justice/AFSCME Local 234 are demanding a seat at the table on transportation policy.

Namita Waghray |

AFSCME Protesters Trump the Donald in Iowa

AFSCME members take on The Donald at his own event in Davenport, Iowa, on Dec. 5. His policies: Bad for working families.

David Patterson |

DC 37 Members Lobby for Puerto Rico Support

Members of New York DC 37 came to Washington last week to advocate for federal support for Puerto Rico.

Pablo Ros |

Showcasing Union Value in Small Town

AFSCME Local 3918 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, is a small union, but its members are AFSCME Strong.

Mark McCullough |

Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 Chartered

A little over a year after a few Chicago cab drivers approached Council 31 about getting a union, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 received its official charter and local number.

David Kreisman |

Contract Ratification Boosts School Employees

AFSCME Florida Local 1184 contract ratification campaign nets economic and union-building improvements for Miami-Dade Public School employees.

Mark McCullough |

Workers Shed Light on an Out-of-Balance Economy

Pittsburgh-area union leaders and members are on hand to launch a public awareness campaign about the need to strengthen Pittsburgh’s middle class.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

EMS Workers Tackle Issue of Fatigue and High Turnover

AFSCME members shine a light on the alarming rate of employees leaving American Medical Response in Independence, Missouri.

Justin Lee |

Community and Labor Fight for Fair Wages and a Fair Contract

Members of AFSCME Local 350-5 (Council 75) in Milwaukie, Oregon, won a fair contract after pressing their demands at City Hall.

Kevin Brown |

Maryland Next Waver Feels Urgency of the Moment

"The more active you become in your union, the more you get to see what can be done,” says Sgt. Kyle Shanholtz of AFSCME Local 1772, Council 3.

Pablo Ros |

Winning a Raise Was Just the Beginning

AFSCME Texas Corrections Officers recently won a double-digit pay raise, but for two members getting AFSCME Strong, victory means more than money.

Namita Waghray |

Parish Cab Drivers Rally for Fair Rules

About 50 cab drivers and their community supporters have a clear message for New Orleans-area jurisdictions: The rules should apply to Rideshare drivers too!

Namita Waghray |

Ohio CO Taken Hostage After Safety Breach

A convicted double-murderer took a female corrections officer hostage for 11 hours in an Ohio prison Oct. 18 after a “cost-saving” practice called “pull and move” left her in a population of inmates but alone at her post.

David Patterson |

For Latina Leaders, AFSCME Strong is Close to Home

For Josette Jaramillo and Betty Jo Aragon, AFSCME Strong is deeply personal. Jaramillo and Aragon, president and vice president of AFSCME District Council 76 respectively, are from Pueblo, Colorado, a city where nearly half of all residents are Latino.

Omar Tewfik |

Child Care Providers Seek Voice

For Minnesota child care provider Lisa Thompson, having a union means having a voice to advocate for quality child care.

John Noonan |

Missouri State Workers Need a Raise

Missouri state employees are currently ranked the lowest paid among all states, a situation that state workers are seeking to remedy with appeals to Gov. Jay Nixon and state legislators.

Namita Waghray |

AFSCME Strong is Key to Increase Membership

Tina Rees, a member of AFSCME Local 258, recently received an award from Council 57 in California for her efforts engaging her coworkers in the union.

Pablo Ros |
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