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A Historic Week’s Events Commemorate the Tragedy and Triumph of 50 Years Ago

This week’s Mountaintop Conference will be a celebration and commemoration of labor and civil rights history.

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AFSCME’s Partnership with The Film Foundation Engages Youths, Spotlights Workers

AFSCME has partnered with movie director Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation to engage young people about the essential stories of democracy.

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Fifty Years Later, The Struggle Continues

Despite the progress that Memphis’ sanitation workers have seen, echoes from the past remain.

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The Right Way to Fix Infrastructure

Unlike the White House’s infrastructure proposal, the Senate Democrats’ plan gives us a substantive roadmap for rebuilding our country.

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Throwback Thursday: Meet AFSCME Retiree Member Joyce Hobbs

Joyce Hobbs, March’s #TBT candidate and a member of AFSCME Retirees, is following in her mom’s union footsteps.

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EMS Workers at AMR Win Big First Contract in Arizona

In a strong first contract win, AFSCME EMS workers in Maricopa County, Arizona, push forward confidently.

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Black History Month: Bill Lucy Remembers ’68 Strike

As part of Black History Month, former AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Bill Lucy shared a firsthand account of 1968 strike.

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Budget Agreement Reached, DREAMers Still in Limbo

While a bipartisan budget deal has been reached and the federal government shutdown has been averted, the fate of the DREAMERs still hangs in the balance.

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Join the Nationwide Moment of Silence

Cities across the country observe a moment of silence on February 1, honoring AFSCME sanitation workers and their historic strike.

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Members of Congress Spoke Out for Workers, Against Forces Behind Janus

Members of Congress voiced support for working families, speaking out against the Janus case.

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‘Rockman’ Returns Home to Serve His Community

Jeffrey Julius, a juvenile probation officer, has dedicated his career to getting Miami’s kids on the right path.

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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree John Henry Lewis

AFSCME Retiree John Henry Lewis’ motto is “I’ve retired but I haven’t expired.” He’s still fighting for AFSCME members.

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NAACP Honors Former Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy, 1968 Memphis Strikers

AFSCME icons were honored at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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Close to the Cliff: How CHIP Might Fail

Millions of kids may lose their health insurance if Congress fails to fund the CHIP program.

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Carving up the Classroom

The latest round of right-wing attacks on working people is putting the dream of higher education further away than ever.

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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree Member Carol Ann Loehndorf

Meet Carol Ann Loehndorf, an AFSCME Retiree and the latest member to be spotlighted in our Retiree Throwback Thursday #TBT series.

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Children May Slip Through the Cracks. Thanks Congress.

Vulnerable children may not get the health insurance they need and deserve because leaders in Congress are playing political games.

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Fighting for the American Dream

In fighting to pass the DREAM Act, AFSCME affirms its commitment to strengthening all working families, no matter their country of origin.

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Nearing Retirement, but Not Slowing Down

Retirement may be nearing, but AFSCME Never Quit Award Winner Paul Spicer isn’t slowing down.

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Inside an Inferno: AFSCME Members Endure California Wildfires

As wildfires raged in Northern California, AFSCME emergency workers called on their training to rescue those caught in the inferno.

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