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Labor Unions Brought You So Much More Than This Long Weekend

This Labor Day weekend – and much more – brought to you by unions.

Lee Saunders |
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On The Record: Consent of the Governed

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.

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Christopher Cummings Never Quits

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.

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On the Record: Freedom

Freedom means more than making a living. It means the ability to financially support your family and have time to be there for them.

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Tell Your Senators: ‘Hands Off Medicaid’

President Trump promised NOT to cut Medicaid, but his budget proposal and the House health care bill he supports tell a different story.

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Dangerous and Unfair

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.

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At Belleview Elementary, Van DeVries Is a Hero to Many

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 |
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Law Enforcement Week

No one in the public service — and perhaps no one at all — has a tougher job than law enforcement officers.

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Welcome to AFSCME Now

Welcome to AFSCME Now, a new member hub dedicated to you! AFSCME Now is a place for and about AFSCME members.

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AFSCME’s New Secretary-Treasurer

AFSCME is excited to introduce its new Secretary-Treasurer, Elissa McBride.

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Jimmie Rook of IA Brightens Vets’ Days Despite Hurdles

Nothing stops AFSCME Never Quit Award winner Jimmie Rook from serving Iowa’s veterans – not even a paralyzed arm.

Pete Levine |
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We Honor Library Workers

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 |
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Friday the 13th Redefined for Union Plus American Dream Sweepstakes Winner

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 |
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We’re Better Than This Trump Budget

Watch our latest video to learn how President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would be a disaster for our country.

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Prepared for Anything

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.

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AFSCME Scholars Program

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

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Fighting for Veterans in Iowa

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.

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Master Puppeteer Dazzles, Educates Young and Old Alike

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 |
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Our Voices

As public service workers we never stop. Because it’s not just a job, it’s a calling.

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The FMLA: How It Protects Our Families and Our Jobs

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