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AFSCME Florida Members Renew Push for a Fair Budget

AFSCME Florida members are pushing for an across-the-board pay increase for workers employed by the State of Florida to cover rising costs.

Mark McCullough and Kelly Benjamin, AFSCME Florida |

AFSCME President Calls Trump’s Emergency Declaration ‘An Abuse of Power’

President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration is an “abuse of power,” according to AFSCME President Lee Saunders.

AFSCME Staff |

NJ Minimum Wage Will Rise to $15/Hour By 2024

New Jersey becomes the fourth jurisdiction in the country to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |

SOTU Response: Invest in Our Communities and Public Services to Strengthen the Nation

Read AFSCME President Lee Saunders’ response to the State of the Union address.

AFSCME Staff |

Wanted: A Permanent End to the Government Shutdown

A three-week end to the government shutdown isn’t enough. What America needs is a permanent end, AFSCME president says.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Supports New York Mayor’s Paid Time Off Proposal

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praises the mandatory time off proposal announced today by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, which will benefit all the workers in the city.

AFSCME Staff |

Shutdown Rally is This Thursday

Join the labor rally on Thursday, Jan. 10, to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.

Pete Levine |

Tax Breaks for the Rich and Powerful? Again?

As they prepare to hand over control, anti-worker leaders in the House of Representatives are trying to give their rich buddies and corporate donors yet another tax cut.

AFSCME Staff |

Saunders to Trump: Don’t Shut Down the Government For Political Gain

AFSCME President Lee Saunders to President Donald Trump – don’t shut down the federal government over politics.

AFSCME Staff |

Want Your Mail? Say No to Privatizing the Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is the most popular federal government agency, and it’s been around since 1775. Now, the most unpopular president in modern times, wants to sell it off to the private sector.

AFSCME Staff |

A Decade Later: Four Ways Working People Are Still Paying for the 2008 Financial Crisis

Ten years ago this month, the Great Recession kicked into high gear, creating huge problems for working people that they are still working through. But things are looking up.

AFSCME Staff |

Pay Hikes for Minnesota State Workers

Minnesota public service workers are getting pay raises they deserve after coming together to negotiate a better contract through their union, AFSCME Council 5.

Minnesota Council 5 |

The Right Way to Fix Infrastructure

Unlike the White House’s infrastructure proposal, the Senate Democrats’ plan gives us a substantive roadmap for rebuilding our country.

Pete Levine |

New Mexico State Employees Make the Case for Wage Increases

New Mexico public service workers are celebrating pay raises for state workers, made possible by AFSCME’s effective advocacy.

Jashua Bane |

An Infrastructure Plan or a Big Con?

President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan is not really about infrastructure at all – it’s about benefitting corporations and the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Pablo Ros |

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 |

Budget Agreement Reached, DREAMers Still in Limbo

While a bipartisan budget deal has been reached and the federal government shutdown has been averted, the fate of the DREAMERs still hangs in the balance.

Pete Levine |

Don’t Shut Down Uncle Sam. Pass Dreamers Bill. Renew CHIP.

AFSCME to Congress – don’t shut down the government. Also fix DACA and renew CHIP.

AFSCME Staff |

Congress Should Seat Jones Before Voting on ‘Historically Unpopular’ Tax Bill

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders is asking congressional leaders to first seat Alabama Sen.-Elect Doug Jones before voting on their disastrous tax cut plan.

AFSCME Staff |

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 |