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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

NYC Union Fights State Workers’ Compensation Changes

District Council 37 is taking part in an all-out effort to fight proposed changes to the workers’ compensation system in New York.

Mike Lee, DC 37 |

Some 600 Hospital Workers in Northern California Join AFSCME

Find out how and why nearly 600 hospital workers in Northern California joined AFSCME.

Jashua Bane and Martin Ricard |

How to Ensure Pay Fairness Through Your Union

Public service workers can better advocate for their communities and for each other when they come together in unions, as a Florida case illustrates.

Mark McCullough |

Carson, California, Voters Tax Big Oil to Keep Services Flowing

In Carson, California, AFSCME members stood up to big oil companies to rebalance the scales – and won.

Erica Zeitlin, AFSCME District Council 36 |

Despite Catastrophe, AFSCME Members in Puerto Rico Remain Grateful

Facing catastrophe all around them, members of Servidores Públicos Unidos/AFSCME Council 95 continue to serve their communities.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Stop The Money-Grabbing Disaster of a Tax Bill

While the world slept, Senate leaders pulled a sneaky maneuver to enrich corporations and the super-wealthy – at the expense of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

National Parks Fee Increase Is an Attack on Public Services

The Trump administration’s plan to double or nearly triple entrance fees at 17 of the country’s most popular national parks is yet another attack on working families.

Pablo Ros |

Senate Gears Up to Slash Taxes on Corporations, Raise Taxes on Working Families

The Senate is gearing up to shower corporations and the super wealthy with huge tax cuts. You can stop it.

AFSCME Staff |

HOPE Helps Shore up Pensions in Houston

Houston no longer has a pension problem – thanks to the hard work HOPE members put in.

Namita Waghray |

AFSCME Appeals Judge’s Ruling in Collective Bargaining Lawsuit

AFSCME in Iowa is taking its fight against an anti-collective bargaining law all the way to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Lisa Martin |

Pay Raises Coming to School Support Workers in Prince George’s County, MD

Thanks to AFSCME, school support workers in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are getting overdue pay raises.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

‘Something Extraordinary is Going On’

AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Elissa McBride writes that striking workers at a Lebanon, Pennsylvania, nursing home seek basic dignity, respect.

Elissa McBride |
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On the Record: The AFSCME Agenda

Real freedom and opportunity means more than just getting by. It means having a voice on the job, affordable health care, the promise of retirement security after a lifetime of hard work, and equal democracy for all. That’s The AFSCME Agenda.

Lee Saunders |

EMS Professionals at Falck Northern California Join AFSCME

EMS professionals at Falck Northern California, a private company, know that coming together in a union will help them better serve their communities.

Justin Lee |

Documents Show Corporations Shelter Massive Wealth from Taxes

Newly unearthed documents show how corporations and wealthy people hide their money overseas to avoid paying their fair share of U.S. taxes. Congress shouldn’t reward such behavior.

Pablo Ros |

Working Families Win Big in Tuesday’s Elections

Working families won big in Tuesday’s elections, especially in New Jersey and Virginia. They won by making their voices heard at the ballot box.

AFSCME Staff |

The AFSCME Agenda Points the Way to Stronger Communities

With the release of “The AFSCME Agenda: Freedom and Opportunity for All,” our union is reasserting our values and paving the way toward stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

Many in Congress Speak Up for Working Families

Congressional Democrats have unveiled a plan to protect workers’ freedom to join together in strong unions.

Pablo Ros |

New Report Shows How Strong Unions Create Stronger Communities

AFSCME released a report today that shows how strong unions make for stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

A Win for Working Families in the FL Special Election

Working people in south Florida have an ally in the Florida Senate, thanks to AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |
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