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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

Iowa Workers Give Their Union a Resounding Vote of Confidence

In a resounding vote of confidence, virtually all of the more than 1,700 AFSCME Iowa public service workers voted this week to remain with their union.

PA Child Care Providers Push for Fair Funding

In Philadelphia, AFSCME members are demanding adequate state funding for child care and early education.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

A Common Tax Deduction for Millions of Working Families Might Disappear

Get ready to say goodbye to a tax deduction you rely on, courtesy of congressional leaders.

Pete Levine |

Unions Bring Freedom to Workers

A right-wing group is trying to erode union rights. Read this powerful column by an AFSCME member out in California opposing this destructive campaign.

LINDA RODRIGUEZ, United Domestic Workers of America (UDWA), Local 3930 |

Operation Agua: AFSCME, Coalition Partners to Provide Clean Water to Puerto Rico

Through Operation Agua, AFSCME members are helping provide a reliable source of safe drinking water to families across Puerto Rico.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Maryland Leads Fight Against ‘Public Health Crisis’

AFSCME is fighting for expanded mental health services in Maryland despite being chronically understaffed.

David Kreisman, Raju Chebium |

Workers Strike for Dignity in Lebanon, PA

AFSCME-represented health care workers in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, walked off the job due to the lack of respect for the services they provide.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Iowa Prison Stabbing Leads AFSCME to Demand Action ‘Before Someone Gets Killed’

AFSCME Iowa Council 61 is demanding action from Iowa Department of Corrections officials after two correctional officers were attacked by inmates in less than a week.

Pablo Ros |

California Governor Signs Slew of AFSCME-Backed Bills

Standing strong for communities through AFSCME, public service workers in California implemented legislative changes to benefit employees and the Californians they serve.

AFSCME Staff |

Oregon Members Demand Quality Services for the Community

Nearly 700 striking public service workers in Lane County, Oregon, demand quality services for the community they serve and fair treatment.

Justin Lee |

It’s Time to Tell Congress: We Care About Our Communities, Not Tax Cuts for the Rich

Senate leaders, following in the footsteps of their colleagues in the House, are about to approve a budget resolution that could make life harder for the communities they represent. All in the name of tax cuts for the rich.

AFSCME Staff |

Trump Strikes Obamacare; AFSCME Warns of Dire Consequences to Working Families

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of dire consequences to working families after President Donald Trump decided to end critical subsidy payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Will Help Puerto Rico All the Way

AFSCME is doing its part to provide vital relief and services to Puerto Rico over the long haul.

Pete Levine, Namita Waghray |

Puerto Rico needs a Marshall Plan

Puerto Rico needs its own “Marshall Plan” to recover from Hurricane Maria, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders writes.

Lee Saunders |

Six DC 37 Members are in Puerto Rico to Help with Relief Efforts

Six members from AFSCME District Council 37 have flown to Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild after Hurricane Maria as part of a contingent from AFL-CIO unions.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Budget Measure Attacks Working People Like You

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders says a House budget measure would “degrade the basic quality of life for American working families.”

Portland AFSCME Members Help Break Down Workplace Discrimination

AFSCME members of Local 88 in Oregon are speaking up in support of a resolution for workplace equity.

David Kreisman |

Clerk of Courts Members Rally Community to Save Services and Jobs

Read how one Florida local prevented layoffs and led a campaign to preserve courthouse services.

Mark McCullough |

Stop the Plan to Hurt You and Give Tax Cuts to the Rich

Congress will soon vote on a proposal to enact massive cuts to programs and services and give huge tax breaks to rich people and corporations. We can’t let that measure pass.

After Harvey, AFSCME Texas Helps Members Rebuild

AFSCME Texas members are helping restore lives after Hurricane Harvey.

Namita Waghray |
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