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Carving up the Classroom

The latest round of right-wing attacks on working people is putting the dream of higher education further away than ever.

Pete Levine |

Carson, California, Voters Tax Big Oil to Keep Services Flowing

In Carson, California, AFSCME members stood up to big oil companies to rebalance the scales – and won.

Erica Zeitlin, AFSCME District Council 36 |

Children May Slip Through the Cracks. Thanks Congress.

Vulnerable children may not get the health insurance they need and deserve because leaders in Congress are playing political games.

Pete Levine |

Fighting for the American Dream

In fighting to pass the DREAM Act, AFSCME affirms its commitment to strengthening all working families, no matter their country of origin.

Pete Levine |

Tax Bill Will Squeeze Working Families

House leaders have released a tax bill that will hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |

Danger Ahead: Congressional Budget Plan Will Harm Our Communities

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of “real harm to our communities” after the U.S. House approved a Senate-passed budget plan that would cut taxes for the rich and hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |

A Common Tax Deduction for Millions of Working Families Might Disappear

Get ready to say goodbye to a tax deduction you rely on, courtesy of congressional leaders.

Pete Levine |

California Governor Signs Slew of AFSCME-Backed Bills

Standing strong for communities through AFSCME, public service workers in California implemented legislative changes to benefit employees and the Californians they serve.

AFSCME Staff |

Puerto Rico needs a Marshall Plan

Puerto Rico needs its own “Marshall Plan” to recover from Hurricane Maria, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders writes.

Lee Saunders |

Budget Measure Attacks Working People Like You

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders says a House budget measure would “degrade the basic quality of life for American working families.”

Stop the Plan to Hurt You and Give Tax Cuts to the Rich

Congress will soon vote on a proposal to enact massive cuts to programs and services and give huge tax breaks to rich people and corporations. We can’t let that measure pass.

Members of Congress Stand with AFSCME Members in Puerto Rico

Following the federal government’s anemic response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, members of Congress spoke directly to AFSCME members in the commonwealth to encourage them to stay strong.

Pablo Ros |

The Rich Get Richer Under Trump’s Self-Serving Tax Plan

The GOP’s tax plan will cut taxes for the rich and powerful – including Trump – but not for working families.

Clyde Weiss |

Congress Must Save the DREAMers

Some 800,000 children of undocumented immigrants – known as DREAMers – face deportation under President Donald Trump’s order. Congress must stop it.

Clyde Weiss |
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On The Record: Consent of the Governed

Elected representatives need to hold town hall meetings, and their constituents need to show up for them, making their voices heard. That’s democracy in action.

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 |

PA Child Care Providers Stepped up and Kids are Better for It

Determined to fight for Pennsylvania’s children, AFSCME’s child care professionals worked hard in the state legislature to increase child care funding. They succeeded. But the real winners were the children.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Still Has No Foundation

How far has President Donald Trump’s plans on infrastructure progressed? So far, not much.

Ray Inoue |

Senate Votes to Proceed with Eyes Closed on Health Care

The U.S. Senate today voted to begin debate on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has allowed tens of millions of Americans to afford health insurance.

Pablo Ros |