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A Historic Week’s Events Commemorate the Tragedy and Triumph of 50 Years Ago

This week’s Mountaintop Conference will be a celebration and commemoration of labor and civil rights history.

Pete Levine |
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At the River I Stand

This movie offers an education on civil rights history and AFSCME’s role in it.

Lee Saunders |

Koch Brothers Work to Rig the Courts

Charles and David Koch are branching out - to the judicial branch, that is.

AFSCME Staff |

The Racist Roots of Right to Work

Proponents of so-called “right to work” often use lofty language to sell their agenda, but the truth behind right to work is much uglier. It was started in the Jim Crow South of the 1940s by a self-described white supremacist.

Pablo Ros |

Working People Mobilize on Day of Action

See the images from this past weekend, when hundreds of thousands of people participated in the Working People’s Day of Action.

AFSCME Staff |

Under Attack, Working People Across the Country Rise Up for Freedom

Tens of thousands of working people are speaking out for freedom as the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case brought by billionaires to prevent us from joining together in strong unions.

AFSCME Staff |

Join the Working People’s Day of Action. Join the Movement to Protect Our Freedom.

Join the Working People’s Day of Action tomorrow to protect our basic freedoms against attacks from wealthy and powerful interests.

Melissa Weinstein |

Black History Month: Bill Lucy Remembers ’68 Strike

As part of Black History Month, former AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Bill Lucy shared a firsthand account of 1968 strike.

Pete Levine |

Young Workers Are the Future of Labor – And the Future Is Now

A new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute shows that 76 percent of the nationwide increase in union membership in 2017 was made up of workers under 35.

Pablo Ros |

Public Service Workers to Supreme Court: Don’t Silence Our Voices

AFSCME and other public-service unions urge the Supreme Court not to silence the voices of workers.

AFSCME Staff |

Nation Observes Moment of Silence to Honor Cole, Walker

The nation honored Echol Cole and Robert Walker for their sacrifices 50 years ago – and for changing the course of our history.

AFSCME Staff |

Honoring Cole, Walker and the Sanitation Workers’ Strike

Across the country, working people honored two Memphis sanitation workers whose deaths triggered the historic 1968 sanitation workers’ strike.

AFSCME Staff |
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Members of Congress Spoke Out for Workers, Against Forces Behind Janus

Members of Congress voiced support for working families, speaking out against the Janus case.

Pete Levine |

American Workers Are Disenchanted with Trump – Big League!

American workers are disenchanted with President Donald Trump. A year after he assumed office, there is no longer any doubt about his failure to stand up for working families.

Pablo Ros |

Workplace Dignity Struggles Persist 50 Years After Tragic Deaths

In a recent newspaper column, an AFSCME California member describes how workplace dignity remains evasive, 50 years after the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation worker’s strike.

Michael Avant, Executive Vice President, AFSCME Local 3299 |

AFSCME Amicus Briefs Argue Supreme Court Should Rule for Working People

More than 35 friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in the Janus v. AFSCME case urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME: Working People Stay Strong Despite ‘Relentless, Dishonest’ Attacks on Labor

New federal data on last year’s union membership shows working people remain strong despite “relentless, dishonest attacks from wealthy special interests,” AFSCME President Lee Saunders says.

AFSCME Staff |

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 Submits Merits Brief in the Janus case

AFSCME today filed its arguments opposing the anti-worker Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 Supreme Court case.

AFSCME Staff |