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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 |

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 |
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Celebrate AFSCME Women Making History

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the proud and fearless sisters who drive change in our union. AFSCME is strong because AFSCME women are strong.

AFSCME’s Archives: A Treasure Trove of Labor History

Learn about AFSCME’s archives, a rich lode of labor history.

Stefanie Caloia, AFSCME Archivist |

PennDOT Worker, AFSCME Member Loses Life on the Job

AFSCME mourns the loss of a Pennsylvania member who died in a worksite accident.

William Kauffman, AFSCME Council 13 |

We Remember and Honor on 9/11 Anniversary

When things are at their worst, public service workers are at their best.

AFSCME Staff |

Preventing Workplace Violence is a Priority This Workers Memorial Day

New standards are desperately needed at the federal level to combat the growing problem of workplace violence.

AFSCME Staff |

10 Students Win AFSCME Family Scholarships This Year

10 students whose parents or grandparents are AFSCME members have won this year’s AFSCME Family Scholarships.

Melissa Weinstein |

City Workers Part of Tornado Response Team

Learn how members of one Ohio local helped their community recover after a tornado tore through their city recently.

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 |

Member’s Novel Inspired by AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy

Sharing experiences with women leaders from affiliates throughout the country motivated Shonna Quick-Crowell to write a book about women and self-worth.

Adele M. Stan |

Running a Marathon for a Good Cause

One of AFSCME’s Connecticut members is running in the Boston Marathon this year for a great cause.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

As Puerto Rico Struggles, AFSCME Members Step Up to Help

Even as Puerto Rico struggles to get back on its feet, AFSCME members persevere and lend a hand.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

We Mourn the Passing of Sister Pamela Knight

We mourn the loss of Sister Pamela Knight, a child protection investigator for the state of Illinois. The Council 31 member died after being attacked while doing her job.

AFSCME Staff |
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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.

Pete Levine |

Cool Job: Laura Riggins, Zookeeper

Read AFSCME member Laura Riggins, an animal handler at the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley, Illinois, tell her story in her own words.

Remembering Paul Booth

AFSCME mourns the loss of labor pioneer Paul Booth.

AFSCME Staff |

Former AFSCME Leader to Receive Prestigious NAACP Award

Former AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy will receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Pablo Ros |

Fallen Heroes Fund Gift Cards Offer Support and Hope

Fallen Heroes Fund assistance offers support, hope to AFSMCE members in Texas.

Namita Waghray |

The AFSCME Agenda Points the Way to Stronger Communities

With the release of “The AFSCME Agenda: Freedom and Opportunity for All,” our union is reasserting our values and paving the way toward stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

Operation Agua: AFSCME, Coalition Partners to Provide Clean Water to Puerto Rico

Through Operation Agua, AFSCME members are helping provide a reliable source of safe drinking water to families across Puerto Rico.

AFSCME Staff |