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Joining a union will improve your financial wellbeing. New federal statistics prove that point.AFSCME Staff |
Joining a union will improve your financial wellbeing. New federal statistics prove that point.AFSCME Staff |
Jackie Rodriguez plays a crucial role in helping patients in central Massachusetts receive a diagnosis and treatment.Pete Levine |
AFSCME Council 57 member wins national praise after saving a passenger from being hit by a train in Northern California.Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |
George Morales, a member of AFSCME Local 1624, has always believed in his community, even when others didn’t. That’s why he’s a Never Quit Service Award winner.Pete Levine |
Thanks to a new state law, California child care providers have collective bargaining rights – the freedom to negotiate for better compensation and benefits, the ability to stand together in a strong union.
Alonzo Thornton is a psychiatric nurse in Nevada who says that it’s because his union has his back that he can “concentrate on caring for people.”AFSCME Staff |
AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride goes behind-the-scenes at the Library of Congress.AFSCME Staff |
In the latest “Union 411” video, Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride explores the value of the Union Difference – power, dignity, respect and fairness.AFSCME Staff |
Never Quit Service Award winner Joe Martinez stays cool under pressure while fixing the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s helicopters.Pete Levine |
AFSCME is notching victories coast to coast and is energized by pro-worker momentum from state houses to Congress. A year after the Janus v. AFSCME ruling, the wind is at our backs.Lee Saunders |
Marie Cetti is a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. For her and K-9 Uno, going above and beyond the call of duty is almost a part of the job description.AFSCME Staff |
Watch as AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains why giving Nevada state workers collective bargaining rights is a “bold and historic step.AFSCME Staff |
Union 411 is a new series of videos by Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride, in which she highlights the valuable work AFSCME members do.AFSCME Staff |
By serving up hope and love, Tanishia makes a positive impact every single day.AFSCME Staff |
Watch video of the latest strike against the University of California.Jashua Bane |
On what would be the 100th birthday of its former president, Jerry Wurf, AFSCME remembers a hero.Lee Saunders |
Here’s to all the #unionmoms out there who, like Taneshia, are the backbones of countless families and communities. Happy Mother's Day and thank you for everything you do!
AFSCME President Lee Saunders sat down with his mother to talk with her about her life as an organizer, activist and educator.Lee Saunders |
For the first Ideas@AFSCME Facebook Live chat, we talked about how Americans feel about paying taxes.Pete Levine |
Nearly 400 EMS workers at AMR Las Vegas, a private company, are demanding a union election at their worksite.Namita Waghray |
We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by carrying on his fight, 51 years after he paid the ultimate price.Lee Saunders |
During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the proud and fearless sisters who drive change in our union. AFSCME is strong because AFSCME women are strong.
Watch AFSCME President Lee Saunders explain how our union is resisting, persisting and continuing to build worker power.AFSCME Staff |
911 dispatchers save lives. Unfortunately, their contributions to the emergency response system are often overlooked. A new bill co-sponsored by former AFSCME member Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) will change that.Pete Levine |
AFSCME President Lee Saunders and leaders of other public sector unions stressed that organizing and cross-union collaboration are vital for the future of the labor movement in the post-Janus era.AFSCME Staff |
Federal government workers are back on the job and getting paid – for now. We cannot afford another government shutdown.
The Freedom Foundation and other anti-worker groups funded by corporate billionaires are lying to working people to get them to drop their unions. Don't believe their lies.
With big wins on Election Day and the labor movement growing in power, working people are striking back against the big billionaires and the corporate special interests who rig the system.
This is one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. We can elect leaders who will be a champion for working people. Don't miss out.
If Brett Kavanaugh ends up on the U.S. Supreme Court, the court’s core principles of equal justice and the right to a fair hearing will continue to be eroded.AFSCME Staff |
Unions help reduce the wealth inequality between white families and families of color, a new report shows.Pablo Ros |
“We must inspire hope in the weary and the fearful. Now more than ever, we must ask our co-workers questions that stir them up and challenge them to take action: Will we have the power we need to improve our lives if we are not united?”AFSCME Staff |
A poignant retrospective charted the lives and careers of the past AFSCME leaders.AFSCME Staff |
"In a democracy, in a democracy with good union strength and skill and organizing power … we the people will win out."AFSCME Staff |
“But if they think we’re going to roll over, if they think this is going to slow us down or shut us up, if they think we’re going to let five unelected men in robes steal our freedom, they’ve got a big surprise coming."AFSCME Staff |
There is nothing we can’t do when we rise up to meet our challenges together. #RiseUpAFSCME
When a corporate front group misused an AFSCME Council 31 member’s photo, she called the group out on it.AFSCME Council 31 |
AFSCME Council 31 member Stephen Mittons breaks down the Janus decision: The Supreme Court has sided with the billionaires to weaken our voices on the job.
Members of Congress and the head of the AFL-CIO explain why workers need unions.AFSCME Staff |
Meet AFSCME Retiree Mike Rachford, our latest #Throwback Thursday spotlight.Pete Levine |
And it’s focused on workers like you.Elissa McBride |
The story of this one public service worker shows the amazing and unique contributions AFSCME members make to their communities every day.AFSCME Staff |
Joyce Hobbs, March’s #TBT candidate and a member of AFSCME Retirees, is following in her mom’s union footsteps.Pete Levine |
After a decade-long battle with cancer, Kristin Maybriar’s mother, Kathy, passed away in June. But Kathy’s legacy of providing great customer service to Ohioans inspires Kristin every single day.Pablo Ros |
The nation honored Echol Cole and Robert Walker for their sacrifices 50 years ago – and for changing the course of our history.AFSCME Staff |
Members of Congress voiced support for working families, speaking out against the Janus case.Pete Levine |
Jeffrey Julius, a juvenile probation officer, has dedicated his career to getting Miami’s kids on the right path.Pete Levine |
AFSCME Retiree John Henry Lewis’ motto is “I’ve retired but I haven’t expired.” He’s still fighting for AFSCME members.Pete Levine |
As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we celebrate a champion of both civil rights and labor rights.AFSCME Staff |
Lisa La Russo has been a paramedic, saving lives for nearly 30 years. But the AFSCME member in California decided that wasn’t enough.Pablo Ros |
Meet Carol Ann Loehndorf, an AFSCME Retiree and the latest member to be spotlighted in our Retiree Throwback Thursday #TBT series.Pete Levine |
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 |
Sallie Robertson is the next feature in our Retiree Throw Back Thursday #TBT series. From the DC 37 Retirees Association, one of New York’s finest crossing guards devoted her life to making sure the streets she protected were safe.Pete Levine |
If you’ve ever visited the Florida Keys, and spent any time off of dry land, then you’ve visited the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. We tell you about a member who protects this fragile ecosystem.Mark McCullough |
AFSCME Retirees gave back to their communities through decades of hard work, but even in retirement they never quit.
This Labor Day weekend – and much more – brought to you by unions.Lee Saunders |
Find out more about the Union Scholars Program at www.afscme.org/unionscholars.
Elected representatives need to hold town hall meetings, and their constituents need to show up for them, making their voices heard. That’s democracy in action.
There are at least 5 million Americans who depend on Medicaid for home care services. If Congress cuts or caps funding to Medicaid as part of their repeal of the Affordable Care Act, millions of people like Helena Cardona will be at risk.
When he witnessed a horrible accident involving a police car, AFSCME sanitation worker Chris Cummings sprang into action. Chris used to be homeless, but he got a second chance. This time, it was his turn to give a second chance.
Freedom means more than making a living. It means the ability to financially support your family and have time to be there for them.
President Trump promised NOT to cut Medicaid, but his budget proposal and the House health care bill he supports tell a different story.
President Trump and Speaker Ryan promised better health care at a lower cost for more people, but instead the House has passed a health care bill that will make the system worse for working people.
Van DeVries was nominated by no fewer than 13 members of the Belleview Elementary School community for AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. Clearly, he’s no garden-variety “building engineer.”Pablo Ros |
No one in the public service — and perhaps no one at all — has a tougher job than law enforcement officers.
Welcome to AFSCME Now, a new member hub dedicated to you! AFSCME Now is a place for and about AFSCME members.
AFSCME is excited to introduce its new Secretary-Treasurer, Elissa McBride.
Nothing stops AFSCME Never Quit Award winner Jimmie Rook from serving Iowa’s veterans – not even a paralyzed arm.Pete Levine |
AFSCME represents more than 25,000 librarians across the country, at the city, county, state and even federal level. We celebrate them during National Library Workers Day.Pablo Ros |
Frank Valone’s $30,000 grand prize marked the end of the American Dream Sweepstakes sponsored by the Union Plus Credit Card Program.Union Plus |
Watch our latest video to learn how President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would be a disaster for our country.
In late November, Joe Thompson and his team received a call from Bruce Miller, a hunter who needed help fast. Check out this video to see how Joe never quits.
Edgar Ortiz served 16 years in the U.S. military. As a state employee, he helps veterans and disabled veterans find career opportunities through Iowa Workforce Development.
Meet Bruce Cannon, master puppeteer and AFSCME member. Kids love him and the puppets he brings to life. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself in our video.Raju Chebium |
As public service workers we never stop. Because it’s not just a job, it’s a calling.
“It’s the best job in the world.” That’s how Toni Monique Taloa described caring for her sister in her home in Buena Park, California.
Protecting our children is our No. 1 priority. The child ID kit can help parents and grandparents do just that.
Renita Smith treats the children on her school bus as though they were her own. So when she smelled smoke, she led all 20 children off the bus away from the smoke and fumes.
Through the AFSCME Free College benefit, you and your family members can earn an associate degree, completely online – for FREE.
Rachel Cooper never quits. Cooking is her passion and as a cafeteria manager she nourishes the spirits, bodies and minds of the students at her school. Here's how they said thank you.
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.
AFSCME is organizing! We are having 1-on-1 conversations with our co-workers, building political power, and creating a stronger union.
Sometimes complex court rulings can best be understood with the simplest of explanations. Thus it is with a new AFSCME video that uses the analogy of friends going to dinner to puncture the logic of a new court challenge to “fair share” fees.David Sheeley |