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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 |

Winning a Long-Overdue Raise – and Building Their Union

Jacksonville, Florida’s Local 1279 experienced huge growth in early March thanks to a strong contract campaign for a new multi-year contract.

Mark McCullough |

‘I Know I Was Right, AFSCME Helped Me Prove It’

A state employee in Florida was wrongfully terminated. AFSCME helped her win her job back.

Mark McCullough |

Strength to Meet the Challenges Ahead

AFSCME’s commitment to organize and protect working people and challenge management to treat them with fairness, dignity and respect continues unabated despite a hostile political environment.

Pablo Ros, Justin Lee and David Patterson |

Times of Change, Times of Challenge

Times may be tough but AFSCME members remain focused on their mission to serve their communities.

Jesse Berney |

In Florida, AFSCME’s Razor-Sharp Focus is on Growth

Florida AFSCME is looking for a few – make that many more – working people to reap the benefits of a strong contract and is working to build on membership growth it achieved last year.

Raju Chebium |

Jessica Ellul of CT Recognized for Organizing Work

For her efforts to build a union for 900 employees of two Connecticut hospitals, Jessica Ellul, a member of CHCA/NUHHCE/AFSCME, was honored by the Berger-Marks Foundation.

Clyde Weiss |

Despite Relentless Attacks, AFSCME Continues to Grow

Despite a nationwide decline in labor union membership last year, AFSCME continues to grow. Last year, our union saw a net growth of nearly 12,000 members.

Pablo Ros |

A Simple Yet Powerful New Year’s Resolution

Here’s a way to help AFSCME grow stronger so our union can help working people everywhere.

Raju Chebium |

In Florida and Texas, Right-to-Work is No Obstacle

AFSCME members in Florida and Texas are organizing their unions and making them stronger than ever despite anti-union laws.

Tiffanie Bright |

In Maryland, AFSCME Strong Secured an Anti-Outsourcing Victory

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should have thought to ask Manisha Patel how she felt about her job before he tried to outsource it to a private contractor.

Olivia Sandbothe, Namita Waghray & Pablo Ros |

Fighting for Better Patient Care and R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Connecticut

More than 900 Connecticut hospital workers are new AFSCME members.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Less Harry Potter but Just As Much Magic for This AFSCME Strong Activist

Stephanie Davis, a library clerk in Louisville, Kentucky, would much rather spend a quiet weekend at home than having one-on-one conversations with strangers. But the AFSCME Strong training changed that.

Pablo Ros |

Becoming AFSCME Strong One Door at a Time

After an intensive AFSCME Strong training session, AFSCME Florida leaders across North Florida are taking lessons they learned back to their fellow members.

Mark McCullough |

Over 10,000 Rally in Illinois, Demanding Governor Rauner Stop His Hostage-Taking

Chanting “Stop hurting our state!” thousands rallied at the Illinois Capitol to protest Governor Rauner’s harmful inaction.

David Kreisman |

On the (AFSCME Strong) Road Again

Minnesota state patrol vehicle inspector Jim Ullmer Jr. recently traveled 1,009 miles to talk to members. He’s AFSCME Strong!

Clyde Weiss |

9,300 Phone Calls + 1,400 House Visits Proves CSEA Is AFSCME Strong

Members of New York’s CSEA Local 1000 recently signed more than 1,800 Never Quit campaign cards, demonstrating their commitment to their union.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

At Lebanon Correctional Institution in Ohio, 100 Percent AFSCME Membership

At the correctional institution where Phil Morris is president of OCSEA Chapter 8310, AFSCME membership is at 100 percent.

Clyde Weiss |

Would You Like Ribs or a Hot Dog with Your AFSCME Strong?

Hot dogs, BBQ and discussions about their union and politics were just a few highlights of a picnic for AFSCME members across Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Mark McCullough |

Working Families Win in Friedrichs, But Attacks Won’t Stop

On March 29, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a tie vote in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that was the latest attempt by wealthy special interests to silence the voices of public sector workers by targeting their unions.