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Council 17, Louisiana Department of Health Negotiate Historic Contract

Council 17 and the Louisiana Department of Health negotiated a historic tentative contract.

Namita Waghray |

Surviving Harvey with the Spirit of Community Service Intact

Learn how AFSCME members across south Texas worked tirelessly to keep basic operations going throughout Hurricane Harvey and in its aftermath.

Pete Levine, Namita Waghray, Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Members Call on Louisiana Lawmakers to Raise Wages. They Do.

Louisiana public employees had not received a pay increase for nearly a decade. They will soon, and members of AFSCME Council 17 played a role in making that happen.

Clyde Weiss |

LA State Workers Call for Corporations to Pay Fair Share of Taxes

Learn how 700 Louisiana state workers launched their campaign to get corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.

AFSCME Staff |

Louisiana Members Step up Actions for Workplace Safety, Funding

To stop violent attacks, employees of Louisiana’s Pinecrest Supports and Services Center used their union, and the news media, to get the word out.

Clyde Weiss and Raju Chebium |

AFSCME Strong Works at Louisiana State Penitentiary

At the Louisiana State Penitentiary, understaffing led to overtime for corrections officers at half the usual rate of compensation. Local 3056 fought back and won – and gained new members, too.

Clyde Weiss |

Coups de Main to Lift up Louisianans in Their Time of Need

AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers show “coups de main” to help lift Louisianans in need.

Erica Nash-Thomas |

Union Plus Offers Help for Victims of Louisiana Floods

Help is available to union members affected by the recent flooding in Louisiana through Union Plus.

NOLA Taxi Drivers Push for Seat at the Table

Members of New Orleans Cab Drivers for Justice/AFSCME Local 234 are demanding a seat at the table on transportation policy.

Namita Waghray |

Ten Years after Katrina, Solidarity Overshadows Tragedy

Ten years after the storm, we can still say about our AFSCME sisters and brothers: They rose to the challenge.

Pablo Ros |