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Remembering Paul Booth

AFSCME mourns the loss of labor pioneer Paul Booth.

AFSCME Staff |

NAACP Honors Former Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy, 1968 Memphis Strikers

AFSCME icons were honored at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Never Quits on Public Service Workers

How well do you know your union? Here’s a primer for would-be members, new members and even veteran AFSCME members.

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 |

Trump Administration’s Position on Janus Is Yet Another Attack on Working People

The Trump administration sided with corporations and the wealthy in Janus v. AFSCME, which threatens workers’ ability to form strong unions.

Pablo Ros |

Why Janus v. AFSCME is a Threat to All Working People

Pres. Lee Saunders explains why the Janus v. AFSCME case is a big threat to public service workers.

Lee Saunders |

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 |

New Report Shows How Strong Unions Create Stronger Communities

AFSCME released a report today that shows how strong unions make for stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

Strong Unions Will Help Us Return to Normal

In these abnormal times, unions will help us all return to normal. Read on to find out how.

Lee Saunders |

Putting Words into Action: Building and Buying in the U.S.A.

A new campaign by UAW and Labor 411 goes beyond talk, taking real steps to return manufacturing – and buying – to the U.S.A.

Pete Levine |

Six DC 37 Members are in Puerto Rico to Help with Relief Efforts

Six members from AFSCME District Council 37 have flown to Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild after Hurricane Maria as part of a contingent from AFL-CIO unions.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Supreme Court to Take Up Anti-Union Janus Case This Term

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a blatantly political effort to further rig the economic rules against working people.

AFSCME Staff |

In Memoriam: Alvin Turner, Memphis Sanitation Worker and Labor Hero

AFSCME mourns the passing of Alvin Turner, 83, a participant in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and member of AFSCME Local 1733.

Clyde Weiss |
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Labor Unions Brought You So Much More Than This Long Weekend

This Labor Day weekend – and much more – brought to you by unions.

Lee Saunders |

Church Tied to AFSCME and Civil Rights History Now a National Landmark

A historic Memphis church with ties to the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation strike of 1968 – part of AFSCME’s history – has been designated a national landmark.

Clyde Weiss |

Labor Unions Are Surging in Popularity

A new Gallup poll shows public support for labor unions is the highest since 2003.

Raju Chebium |

Labor’s Hall of Honor or Hall of Shame?

The U.S. Labor Department says it will induct into its “Hall of Honor” a man who broke a labor union: former President Ronald Reagan.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Union Scholars Build the Future of Labor

The AFSCME Union Scholars Program allows college juniors and seniors to learn firsthand about the labor movement.

Ray Inoue |

Connecticut State Workers Sacrifice for the Good of Their State

Connecticut public service workers sacrificed for the financial good of their state but also won key victories and protections for themselves in their new contract.

Larry Dorman |

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 |