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Washington Unity Rallies Seek Budget Solution

Public employees rallied across Washington state on June 18 to urge state legislators to agree to a sensible budget and avert a shutdown of state services on July 1.

Pablo Ros |
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California Feeling AFSCME Strong

Members from California and Hawaii assembled in San Diego for a three day AFSCME strong training to learn the skills needed to protect our future.

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AFSCME Strong Is Our Plan

AFSCME is organizing! We are having 1-on-1 conversations with our co-workers, building political power, and creating a stronger union.

Nevada Budget Includes Raises for State Workers

AFSCME Local 4041 members were rewarded for their steadfast advocacy - like this rally in Las Vegas in April - with the 3 percent raise over two years. Their last wage increase was offset by retirement and health benefits premiums.

Kevin Brown |

Union Coalition Defeats Dialysis Privatization Scheme

A coalition of New York City unions, including AFSCME’s DC 37, helped stop privatization of dialysis services at four public hospitals by a for-profit operator with a questionable quality-of-care record.

Clyde Weiss |

Connecticut Workers to Receive Up to $125 Million in Layoff Settlement

“This sends a clear message to elected officials across the country that when you target workers – unions and their families – we will not be bullied and we will not give up until we get justice for all workers.”

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

VIDEO: California Feeling AFSCME Strong

Members and staff from United Domestic Workers (UDW) Local 3930, Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) Local 152, AFSCME Council 36, and AFSCME Locals 3299 and 1902 talk about the importance of their recent AFSCME Strong training in this video.

Kevin Brown |

Are You AFSCME Strong?

Through the AFSCME Strong campaign, our entire union is being transformed as we face the greatest challenge in our history.

Pablo Ros |

Thousands of Pennsylvania Home Care Providers Vote to Make Voices Heard

Thousands of home care providers in Pennsylvania voted in April to form a union to advocate for expanding and improving services for seniors and people with disabilities.

Pablo Ros |

Ohio Retirees at Forum Push to Expand Social Security

Standing up for retirement security for all Americans during a White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) regional meeting here Monday, AFSCME Ohio retirees amplified the call to preserve, protect and expand Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.

Omar Tewfik |

UC Doctors Strike Again Over Unfair Labor Practices

University of California doctors at the northern campus student health centers went on strike over Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) April 9, and doctors at the Southern California campuses were set to strike April 11.

Kevin Brown |

They’re AFSCME Strong and Proud to be First to Take Up the Challenge

A new campaign, called AFSCME Strong, is focused on communicating and organizing, member to member. It is designed to leverage the strength of our member activists by training 5 percent of all AFSCME members on ways to connect with their co-workers.

Clyde Weiss |

NYC School Crossing Guards Win Well-Deserved Raise

New York City school crossing guards won a well-deserved and much needed raise, thanks to an agreement they reached with city officials through their union.

Pablo Ros |

Arbitrator Rules for Iowa State Employees on Health Care

An arbitrator empowered to determine a contract impasse between the State of Iowa and its 19,000 state and judicial branch employees ruled in favor of the workers when it accepted the union’s health insurance proposal.

David Patterson |

Maryland Workers Rally Against Anti-Worker Budget

More than 500 workers from every corner of Maryland converged on the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to take away a pay raise from workers and drastically cut essential programs.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |
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Chicago Cab Drivers Learn to Advocate for Themselves

Atlanta AFSCME Members Beat Back Aramark

Faced with the loss of their AFSCME-negotiated wages and benefits, and even their jobs, cafeteria workers in Atlanta, members of Local 1644, persuaded school board officials this week to reject a bid by outsourcer Aramark to take over operations.

Clyde Weiss |

Ohio Members Win $150,000 in Pension Pay Dispute

After years of delays, a Lucas County (Ohio) judge set aside an arbitration decision and ordered the City of Toledo to write a check to approximately 100 AFSCME members who were wrongly denied the pay they were owed.

David Patterson |

OCSEA Beats Aramark Price on Food Service Bid

OCSEA presented a proposal to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to take back prison food service, which includes a lower per-meal cost than current prison food service vendor, Aramark.

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