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AFSCME Supports New Universal Child Care Legislation

Too many families struggle to afford high-quality child care. However, thanks to a new bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Deb Haaland, that might change.

Pete Levine |

A President’s Empty Promises

Though he claimed to be a champion of workers, President Donald Trump has proven to be an ally of corporations and wealthy special interests.

Pete Levine |

In No Uncertain Terms

During EMS Week, AFSCME recognizes the skill and dedication shown by EMS professionals.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Celebrates Law Enforcement Week

National Police Week is a time to honor fallen law enforcement officers, as well as a time for the law enforcement community to stand in solidarity with each other.

Pete Levine |

Protecting Nurses During National Nurses Week

Under the Workplace Violence Prevention bill, which was re-introduced in Congress earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would require employers to develop and implement plans to prevent on-the-job violence.

Kathleen Cancio, Pete Levine |

NELP Honors President Saunders on its 50th Anniversary

AFSCME President Lee Saunders was honored by the National Employment Law Project during its 50th anniversary celebration.

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Ideas@AFSCME: Let's Talk About Taxes!

For the first Ideas@AFSCME Facebook Live chat, we talked about how Americans feel about paying taxes.

Pete Levine |

International Public Sector Unions Tackle Privatization

North American members of Public Services International – an international confederation of public sector labor unions – gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss the many threats posed by privatization.

Pete Levine |

Stop & Shop Strike Ends with Victory for Workers

The 31,000 workers of the Stop & Shop grocery chain in New England have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and are headed back to work.

Pete Levine |

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: A Broken Promise

Just over two years after the first applicants of the PSLF became eligible for loan forgiveness, 99% of processed applications for forgiveness have been rejected.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Announces Family Scholarships Winners

These winners are ready to take the next step toward their higher education, with the momentum of the $2,000 annual award – renewable for up to four years – behind them.

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AFSCME Celebrates National Library Workers Day

On National Library Workers Day, discover how AFSCME library workers meet their communities’ ever-evolving library needs.

Pete Levine |

Retiree Membership Surges as AFSCME Members Stick with their Union

Public service retirees are choosing to join together through AFSCME like never before.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Supports IDEA Full Funding Act

The IDEA Full Funding Act would ensure that every child with a disability has sufficient access to educational opportunities.

Pete Levine |

We Mourn the Loss of Our CSEA Brother

AFSCME mourns the loss of a CSEA Region 5 brother, Dennis “Matt” Howe, a New York state Department of Transportation maintenance worker.

Pete Levine |

Barbara Jacobs: A Half Century of Service

A mail clerk at The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Jacobs has been a welcome presence for the academy’s cadets throughout her nearly 50-year career.

Pete Levine |

A Life-Changing Call Leads to a Life of Service

Now, 18 years later, Glodo, a member of AFSCME Local 1180, is proud to still work for the city of Tulsa as a dispatcher for the fire and police departments.

Namita Waghray, Pete Levine |

Victories Against Anti-Worker Laws in Missouri, New Mexico Show Momentum

Together, these two recent victories reflect a broader push in the states to unrig the rules that rob working families of their voices.

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A Vital Link in the Chain

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 Next Wave Launches #NoFilter Podcast

AFSCME is launching a new podcast, #NoFilter, to spark a conversation about activism, social justice and union organizing among young union members.

Pete Levine |