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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 |

School Bus Privatization Blocked in Maryland’s Second-Largest District

The members of Local 2250 organized and wrote hundreds of letters to school board members urging them to cancel the vote.

Sara Haas |

Court Case Threatens Health Care for Millions

AFSCME knocks the Trump administration’s latest attempt to upend the Affordable Care Act.

Pete Levine |

States, Cities Tackling Minimum Wage, Congress Trying to Catch Up

States and localities are ahead of Congress on raising the minimum wage up to $15 an hour. The last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage – from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour – was 10 years ago this month.

Jay Hutchison |

New Era in Illinois: State Workers Secure Fair Contract

In an unmistakable sign that a new era has dawned in Illinois, state workers have secured a fair, new contract from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Pride@Work Honors AFSCME, President Saunders

AFSCME and President Lee Saunders were honored by Pride@Work for fighting for LGBTQ workers’ rights.

Jay Hutchison |

NJ Member Goes Back to School Thanks to the Free College Benefit

New Jersey’s Jamika Flowers credits AFSCME Free College with making her educational dream possible.

Sara Haas |

Your Union-Made Vacation

Planning an adventure? Meet the AFSCME members who make it happen.

Olivia Sandbothe, Diane Williams & Pablo Ros |

Could IL Public Service Workers Go on Strike?

Will Illinois public service employees go on strike? Thousands of workers have until February 19 to decide.

David Kreisman |

Uprising Against DeVos Shows Power of Activism

Betsy DeVos became secretary of education by the narrowest possible margin. AFSCME members and others came oh so close to winning that fight and proved that activism matters.

Jesse Berney |

Don’t Be Left Behind – Get a College Degree with AFSCME’s Help

“The dominance of college graduates in the economy is, if anything, accelerating,” reports the Associated Press. Let AFSCME help you get a college degree – with no out-of-pocket costs.

Clyde Weiss |

What Trump's Infrastructure Plan is Really About

President Donald Trump says has a plan to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure, but here's what his plan is REALLY about.

Peter Levine |

Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary Deserves an ‘F’ in Education

Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos has no serious qualifications for that job and supports privatization of education. We say ‘no’ to DeVos.

Clyde Weiss |

American Dream or American Nightmare?

For those born in 1980, the chance of earning more than their parents at age 30 had dropped to 50 percent. It’s a coin toss for them; the American Dream could just as easily become a nightmare.

Pablo Ros |

Victory for Patient Care – San Diego’s Sharp Nurses Ratify Contract

Victory! The nurses at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego have ratified a new contract that will go far toward solving nurse shortages that are at the heart of the five-month dispute.

Clyde Weiss |

Seymour Police Union Launches Aggressive Plan to Protect Kids: Child ID Program

An AFSCME local in Connecticut is making it easier for police to find missing kids. The Seymour Police Union is providing a valuable public service by distributing 3,000 Child ID Kits to families.

Kevin Zapf Hanes and Larry Dorman |

AFSCME Supports Rallying Airport Workers

On Nov. 29, let's stand with airport workers across the country who are demanding $15 an hour and better working conditions.

Pablo Ros |

Judge Blocks Obama Rule Giving Overtime to Millions

Corporations give thanks to a federal judge for preventing millions of workers from getting the overtime they deserve.

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 |

Outbreak: Gun Violence Is a Health Crisis

For AFSCME Member Scott Byington, hardly a night goes by that he doesn’t treat a person wounded by a bullet.

Pablo Ros |