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Candidates Say Yes to Union Rights

Divided presidential candidates were united over one issue at AFSCME Public Service Forum.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME President Lee Saunders Welcomes Acosta Resignation

While the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta comes as welcome news to workers, it highlights the Trump administration’s consistent theme of chaos over quality.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME  Members to Question Presidential Candidates at Forum

America’s public service workers will make their voices heard in this election. As they dedicate their lives to making our communities stronger, safer and healthier, they have a unique perspective into solving the problems Americans face every day.

AFSCME Staff |
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We Carry on Dr. King’s Fight

We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by carrying on his fight, 51 years after he paid the ultimate price.

Lee Saunders |

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 |

Nearly 8 Years Later, Big Legal Win for AFSCME Wisconsin

A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling restores the pension rights of hundreds of AFSCME members in Milwaukee County.

Lisa Martin |

The Numbers Are In: AFSCME Members Are Sticking with Their Union

Our union gained more than 9,000 dues-paying members and nearly 19,000 dues-paying retirees in the past year.

AFSCME Staff |

Women Vote. Women Lead. Women Win.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride spoke with Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Jessica Powell |

More Courts Agree: Attacks Against Public Service Workers Are Going Too Far

Courts are increasingly putting a stop to mounting attacks against public service workers, this time to recover previously paid fair share fees.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Joins ‘Fund Our Future’ Campaign in Support of Quality Public Education

The ambitious new effort launched by the American Federation of Teachers seeks high-quality public education for all.

AFSCME Staff |

Standing Strong with Oakland Teachers

AFSCME in Northern California is standing in solidarity with striking teachers in Oakland. Find out why.

Jashua Bane |

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Labor Leaders

Today marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, and we begin AFSCME’s celebrations by honoring four female labor leaders.

Kathleen Cancio |

Strong Unions Mean Strong African-American Communities

AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains how labor unions were instrumental in improving the lives of African-Americans.

Lee Saunders |

Attorneys for Washington State Seek Collective Bargaining Rights

Assistant attorneys general in Washington state seek collective bargaining rights from the legislature.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Next Wave Launches #NoFilter Podcast

AFSCME is launching a new podcast, #NoFilter, to spark a conversation about activism, social justice and union organizing among young union members.

Pete Levine |
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Union Leaders Discuss the Future of American Labor

AFSCME President Lee Saunders and leaders of other public sector unions stressed that organizing and cross-union collaboration are vital for the future of the labor movement in the post-Janus era.

AFSCME Staff |

NAACP President: Labor Rights Are Civil Rights

The head of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, made a strong case for a future in which the fights for labor rights and civil rights are one and the same.

AFSCME Staff |

President Saunders: Labor’s Future is Bright.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders discusses the future of the labor movement and more in this podcast.

AFSCME Staff |

Honoring Dr. King

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech – and from the same pulpit at Mason Temple in Memphis – AFSCME President Lee Saunders reflected on Dr. King’s civil rights and labor rights legacy.

AFSCME Staff |

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Union Membership Remains Steady

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show union membership remains strong, proving workers are hungrier than ever for a voice on the job and a seat at the table.

AFSCME Staff |