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Young AFSCME Activists Meet New Challenges

Young activists are urged to reconnect with AFSCME’s Next Wave program, which has a new look.

Pablo Ros |

HOPE Trains Activists to Focus on Growth

HOPE in Houston is training its activists to focus on growth to combat the Texas Legislature’s anti-union fervor.

Namita Waghray |

Never Giving Up Nets FL Member 40K in Back Pay

The president of a Florida local fought – with AFSCME Florida’s help – and won $40,000 in back pay in a case that underscores a key benefit of joining our union.

Mark McCullough |

Lessons from Iowa

This past February, Iowa’s collective bargaining law was gutted. Learn how they’re standing up to take back what’s theirs.

Pete Levine |

Activists Share Ideas, Develop Best Practices to Strengthen AFSCME

At the first of many planned AFSCME activist exchanges, 18 activists shared ideas and strategies to strengthen our union.

Ashley Jenkins and Raju Chebium |

Foster Home Shortage Hurting Kids, Workers in MN

AFSCME-represented child protection workers in Minnesota are finding it harder to place abused and neglected children in foster homes — even as the number of kids in the foster care system keeps going up.

Lynette Kalsnes, Minnesota Council 5 |

Never Underestimate a Well-Run Ratification Campaign

When you win a good contract, it often speaks for itself. But what if pay is not something you can bargain over? In Jacksonville, members showed what a strong ratification campaign can look like for expanding our voice and our union.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Local 2629 Lay Their Cards on the Table

AFSCME Strong trumps right-to-work in Kentucky, where members let the city of Louisville know they stand together.

Lisa Martin |

AFSCME Defeats Raft of Bad Bills Filed in NM

“Our union is taking action,” said Council 18 president Casey Padilla, referring to AFSCME’s successful efforts to stop anti-worker proposals from becoming law in New Mexico. “We're speaking up politically on behalf of workers.”

Carter Bundy and Kevin Brown |

Council 4 Members Fight Back to Protect Collective Bargaining in Connecticut

Connecticut public workers fought off more than 100 attempts to cut their collective bargaining rights.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

AFSCME Strong Helps Nominate Champion to Lead New Jersey

Powered by the strength of working families across the Garden State, AFSCME-endorsed candidate Phil Murphy has secured the Democratic nomination for governor in a landslide.

John Noonan |

New Jersey’s Local 3779-D Achieves a Milestone — 100% Membership

AFSCME members in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, achieve rare milestone – 100 percent membership.

John Noonan |

Successful Organizing and AFSCME’s Free College Benefit: A Winning Combination

In Cincinnati, people are joining AFSCME after having in-depth conversations with local leaders and learning about AFSCME’s Free College Benefit.

Pete Levine |

At a Time of Change, She Was a Voice for Her Local

Jackie Spanjers, a nurse at Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center in Minnesota, is retiring after 21 years of service. During a challenging time for workers at the mental health treatment center, she was a voice for her local.

Pablo Ros |

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 |