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As Fires Burned in California, AFSCME Members Helped and Were Helped

As the death toll continues to rise and as smoke engulfs nearby cities, AFSCME members have stepped up to help – often at great personal sacrifice.

Jashua Bane, Pablo Ros |

Pay for Latinas Lags Well Behind White Males

Latina women had to work until November 1 of this year to earn the same wages their white male counterparts earned in the previous year. Ten months longer!

Pablo Ros |

For AFSCME, Walker’s Defeat in Wisconsin Was an Especially Important Victory

AFSCME members have much to celebrate about the results of the 2018 midterm elections. But one victory in particular was especially sweet – our successful effort to deny Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a third term.

Pablo Ros |

Victory over Rauner in Illinois Was Proof of AFSCME’s Strength

Gov. Bruce Rauner was not a friend of working people. So working people worked hard to make sure he was denied a second term.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Stands with Marriott Hotel Workers on Strike

By the latest count, there are now 7,700 Marriott hotel workers who have walked out on strike in cities across the United States.

Pablo Ros |

Workers at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Say They Are Determined to Unionize

With the help of their coworkers, they’ll continue to fight for a voice on the job.

Pablo Ros |

A Busy Summer for AFSCME Retirees

AFSCME retirees founded three new chapters this summer – in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Memphis, Tennessee.

Pablo Ros |
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Don’t Like Wealth Inequality? Join a Union

Unions help reduce the wealth inequality between white families and families of color, a new report shows.

Pablo Ros |

Contract Negotiations Underway, Workers at UMass Memorial Excited and Hopeful

“I think it’s exciting that we’re going to be able to share our input with the administration and I’m hoping that we’ll reach an agreement.”

Pablo Ros |

Behavioral Health Workers in Oregon Want Change and Won’t Give Up

Before she began her career in behavioral health, Vialante Vieira was in a drug and alcohol recovery program at Volunteers of America Oregon in Portland. That experience helped her find her calling.

Pablo Ros |

Never Quit Award Winner Says an Informed Public Makes for a Stronger Democracy

“Terry” Kraus is the agency historian at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. One of her colleagues described her as a “one-stop, one-person shop for information on the agency.”

Pablo Ros |

Mark Janus Quits Public Service Job to Serve Big-Money Special Interests

He announced he is quitting his state job as a child support specialist to join the Illinois Policy Institute as a “senior fellow.”

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Co-Signs Human Rights Complaint, Calls Out Trump’s ‘Inhumane’ Policy

AFSCME has co-signed a complaint to the United Nations in response to the Trump administration’s inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pablo Ros |

‘We Wouldn’t Have Anything If It Weren’t for Our Union’

Only by joining together in a union can public service workers stand up to those who want to take away their fair pay and benefits and wreck their retirement and health care security.

Pablo Ros |

For This Behavioral Health Professional, Being Part of a Strong Union Is Key

Being part of a strong union, Mike Yestramski says, is key to his ability to provide quality behavioral health services.

Pablo Ros |

From East to West, AFSCME Law Enforcement Officers Never Quit

Pablo Ros |

We Honor the Fallen During Law Enforcement Week

We honor two AFSCME members who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities last year.

Pablo Ros |
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Meet an Amazing Public Service Worker

The story of this one public service worker shows the amazing and unique contributions AFSCME members make to their communities every day.

AFSCME Staff |

Recommitting to a Strong Union During Corrections Week

This week is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, which honors correctional staff for their invaluable contributions to society.

Pablo Ros |

Public Service Workers Need Unions More than Ever

Public service workers across the country are slipping out of the middle class, according to The New York Times. This is a reminder that labor unions are needed more than ever.

Pablo Ros |