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Across the Nation, Workers Are Striking Like It’s 1986

Workers are increasingly making their voices heard as they seek a bigger share of the economic pie. Union can amplify their collective voice.

Pablo Ros |

New Book Shows AFSCME’s Role in Key Fights that Shaped Labor

Former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse visited AFSCME International to talk about his latest book and the future of labor.

Pablo Ros |

In Historic Win, California Family Child Care Providers Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

Child care providers in the nation’s largest state won big when they secured collective bargaining rights for the first time.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME’s Wage Calculator Highlights the Benefits of Union Membership

Union members bring home bigger paychecks than workers who don’t have the power to sit down and negotiate together. The numbers tell the story.

AFSCME Staff |

Remembering Brother Baxter Leach, A 1968 Memphis Sanitation Striker

We celebrate the life of Brother Baxter Leach, a 1968 Memphis sanitation striker, who remained a labor and civil rights activist until his death this week.

AFSCME Staff |
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The Union Difference on Union 411

In the latest “Union 411” video, Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride explores the value of the Union Difference – power, dignity, respect and fairness.

AFSCME Staff |

Nevada COs First to File for Recognition Since Collective Bargaining Law

Nevada corrections staff want the state to recognize them as AFSCME – the first to seek such recognition this year.

Cyndy Hernandez |

Candidates Say Yes to Union Rights

Divided presidential candidates were united over one issue at AFSCME Public Service Forum.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME President Lee Saunders Welcomes Acosta Resignation

While the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta comes as welcome news to workers, it highlights the Trump administration’s consistent theme of chaos over quality.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME  Members to Question Presidential Candidates at Forum

America’s public service workers will make their voices heard in this election. As they dedicate their lives to making our communities stronger, safer and healthier, they have a unique perspective into solving the problems Americans face every day.

AFSCME Staff |
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We Carry on Dr. King’s Fight

We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by carrying on his fight, 51 years after he paid the ultimate price.

Lee Saunders |

AFSCME Remembers Wanda Riley

We mourn the death of longtime AFSCME Council 28 member Wanda Riley, an activist particularly known for her fight for single-payer health care.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |

Nearly 8 Years Later, Big Legal Win for AFSCME Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling restores the pension rights of hundreds of AFSCME members in Milwaukee County.

Lisa Martin |

The Numbers Are In: AFSCME Members Are Sticking with Their Union

Our union gained more than 9,000 dues-paying members and nearly 19,000 dues-paying retirees in the past year.

AFSCME Staff |

Women Vote. Women Lead. Women Win.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride spoke with Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Jessica Powell |

More Courts Agree: Attacks Against Public Service Workers Are Going Too Far

Courts are increasingly putting a stop to mounting attacks against public service workers, this time to recover previously paid fair share fees.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Joins ‘Fund Our Future’ Campaign in Support of Quality Public Education

The ambitious new effort launched by the American Federation of Teachers seeks high-quality public education for all.

AFSCME Staff |

Standing Strong with Oakland Teachers

AFSCME in Northern California is standing in solidarity with striking teachers in Oakland. Find out why.

Jashua Bane |

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Labor Leaders

Today marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, and we begin AFSCME’s celebrations by honoring four female labor leaders.

Kathleen Cancio |

Strong Unions Mean Strong African-American Communities

AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains how labor unions were instrumental in improving the lives of African-Americans.

Lee Saunders |