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Maryland Members Seek Fair Treatment from Gov. Hogan

AFSCME Maryland members rallied in Annapolis this week to send Gov. Larry Hogan a strong message that they need fair pay and safer staffing.

AFSCME Staff |

Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program Gets Federal Funding

A loan repayment program for behavioral health workers has federal funding thanks to AFSCME. But we are pushing Congress for more.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Local 4041 Certified As Exclusive Representatives For Three Bargaining Units

Three groups of State of Nevada employees have just won recognition as AFSCME to negotiate contracts.

Cyndy Hernandez |

UC Santa Cruz Skilled Workers Forced to Go On Strike

Chronic low staffing, poor pay are among the reasons why skilled workers at the University of California-Santa Cruz have gone on strike.

David Myles |

DC 37 Members Demand Accountability from NYC’s Private Hospitals

AFSCME members in New York are speaking out about runaway charges in the city’s largest private hospitals and are asking the city council to resolve the problem.

Mike Lee, AFSCME District Council 37 |

Nevada Members Oppose Overtime Rule Changes – And Workers Win

AFSCME Nevada members fought off an attempt by the state to change an overtime rule in a way that would’ve hurt many state employees.

Cyndy Hernandez |

AFSCME Applauds House for Passing Prescription Drugs Cost Cutting Bill

We applaud the House of Representatives for passing the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Prescription Drug Costs Now Act. Now the Senate should do the same.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Applauds Major Win on Paid Leave for Federal Workers

After years of trying, Congress strikes deal providing paid parental leave for federal workers.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Supports Bill to Restore Voting Rights Protections

We strongly support the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, which would block discriminatory laws aimed at disenfranchising minority voters.

Pablo Ros |

Behavioral Health Workers in New Jersey Overwhelming Vote to Join AFSCME

In New Jersey’s Mercer County, behavioral health workers choose to build power through AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |

Black Friday Demonstrations at GUESS Stores Will Protest Foundation Layoffs

As shoppers seek the best bargains on Black Friday, AFSCME members and allies will be coming together outside GUESS stores to hold protests to show that worker dignity is not for sale.

AFSCME Staff |

In Nashua, New Hampshire, School Workers Win Fight Against Privatization

AFSCME Local 365 (Council 93) school workers in Nashua, New Hampshire, fought privatization, winning a new five-year contract.

AFSCME Staff |

Nevada State Employees Continue Momentum Toward Bargaining Table

The third unit of Nevada state employees, the professional health care unit, seeks recognition as AFSCME for collective bargaining purposes.

Cyndy Hernandez |

Louisiana Governor Wins Reelection as Working Families Make Their Voices Heard

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won reelection – becoming the only pro-worker governor in the Deep South – thanks to working people, including AFSCME members.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Members Stand Up Against Outsourcing at University of California

University of California system’s outsourcing practices spark another unfair labor practice strike as thousands of AFSCME members demand fairness and dignity.

Mark McCullough |

Museum Workers Stand Up to Owners After Being Laid Off

Workers at the Marciano Art Foundation, who were fired soon after organizing a union through AFSCME Council 36, are fighting the move.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Members Help Secure Pro-Worker Victories Nationwide

In states and cities nationwide, working people made their voices heard on Tuesday, electing pro-worker candidates and further fueling the momentum in favor of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Knocking on Doors, Firing Up Voters in Virginia

AFSCME members, along with hundreds of their sisters and brothers from other unions, are working hard in cities across Virginia to turn out the vote on Election Day, which is Tuesday.

AFSCME Staff |

Iowa Workers Vote for Recertification – Again

For the third consecutive year, Iowa workers have voted overwhelmingly to recertify their union.

Pete Levine |

City Workers in San Antonio Choose to Unite Through AFSCME

AFSCME is the union preferred by 6,000 workers at the City of San Antonio. They chose AFSCME to represent their interests before management.

Antonio Lewis |
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