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Explore the Issues: Archived Posts

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 |

Connecting Co-Workers in Florida

From state to state, workers are joining AFSCME for a stronger voice on the job.

Pablo Ros & Mark McCullough |

‘Right-to-Work’ Scam Darkens West Virginia

West Virginia lawmakers passed a law making it harder for workers to gain better wages, benefits and working conditions.

David Patterson |

New Mexico Corrections Officers Avert Uprising

As 100 union members rallied at the State Capitol in support of increased funding to address dangerous understaffing inside New Mexico’s correctional facilities, officers were quelling an uprising at one of the state-run facilities.

Miles Conway and Kevin Brown |

‘AFSCME Saved My Career’

Late last year, James McGee learned about the value of his union when he turned to AFSCME Local 3030 to actually fight for his job.

Mark McCullough |

DC 37 Takes Fight for City University Funding to Albany

DC 37 has revved up a campaign for higher education, urging New York state legislators to adequately fund the City University of New York.

Mike Lee |

California Home Care Providers Win Overtime Pay

California’s home care providers have finally won overtime pay and travel time compensation after years of advocacy.

Kevin Brown |

“We Have to Keep on Building This Union … We Can Never Give Up”

Working with special needs children, Park says her voice on the job has made it possible for her to advocate for the education and care her students need.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Volunteers Rally with Bill Clinton in Iowa

400-plus volunteers from AFSCME and other unions joined former President Bill Clinton in Iowa for a Get Out The Caucus event.

David Patterson |

In Florida, Stepping Up the Drive for Respect

Florida state employees, who have gone eight years without a pay increase, are telling elected officials it’s time for a change.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Strong Training in New Jersey: Small in Size, Big on Energy

In January, AFSCME Council 52 welcomed the New Year by getting AFSCME Strong-er.

Pablo Ros |

Maryland Members in Tough Budget Fight

AFSCME Maryland Council 3 members were able to restore step raises in this year’s budget, but they will face fights over proposed job cuts and outsourcing of state services.

Michael Byrne |

Workers Stand Up To Supreme Court Threat

Hundreds of workers assembled outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest the ongoing attacks against working families from wealthy special interest groups.

Pablo Ros |
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