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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

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 |

The Rich Get Richer Under Trump’s Self-Serving Tax Plan

The GOP’s tax plan will cut taxes for the rich and powerful – including Trump – but not for working families.

Clyde Weiss |

Supreme Court to Take Up Anti-Union Janus Case This Term

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a blatantly political effort to further rig the economic rules against working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Strong Contract Turns into Strong Membership Growth

AFSCME Local 3346 executed a strong contract-ratification campaign and membership blitz to show new employees at Florida International University the AFSCME difference.

Mark McCullough |

Another Attempt, Another Failure to Repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump and Congress have failed time and again, since the beginning of the year, to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They did so again today.

Pablo Ros |

If It Walks and Talks Like a Duck … It’s Trumpcare

It’s called the “Graham-Cassidy bill,” but the latest attack on the Affordable Care Act is really just another version of Trumpcare.

Pablo Ros |

We Remember

The AFSCME-represented officers, paramedics, dispatchers and other public service workers at Ground Zero on 9/11 will always recall how they approached their jobs that day and in the weeks and months to come. We will never forget.

911 Dispatchers’ Calls for Help Go Unanswered

AFSCME members in South Bend, Indiana, are making the case for why St. Joseph County needs to hire more 911 dispatchers.

Lisa Martin |

Congress Plans Tax Breaks for the Rich, Spending Cuts for Working Families

In the coming weeks, congressional leaders will be hoping to hand out huge tax windfalls to the rich by cutting programs working families need.

Pete Levine |

1.8 Million Reasons to Belong to a Union

After being illegally furloughed in 2011, members of one ASFCME local in Massachusetts received back pay this summer, thanks to our union’s persistence.

Jim Durkin, AFSCME Council 93 |

AFSCME Union Scholars Build the Future of Labor

The AFSCME Union Scholars Program allows college juniors and seniors to learn firsthand about the labor movement.

Ray Inoue |

A Candidate Who Will Fight for Working People: Elizabeth Guzman

Elizabeth Guzman, a member of AFSCME Virginia Local 3001, is up against an eight-term, anti-worker incumbent in the House of Delegates.

Clyde Weiss |

HOPE Trains Activists to Focus on Growth

HOPE in Houston is training its activists to focus on growth to combat the Texas Legislature’s anti-union fervor.

Namita Waghray |

On the Digital Information Highway, Librarians Never Stop Serving their Communities

Meet AFSCME-represented librarians in Portland, Oregon, who are working hard to bridge the digital divide in their community.

John Noonan |

Connecticut State Workers Sacrifice for the Good of Their State

Connecticut public service workers sacrificed for the financial good of their state but also won key victories and protections for themselves in their new contract.

Larry Dorman |
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