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The AFSCME Difference: How Thousands of Workers Are Finding Their Voice

At a time of growing economic and political uncertainty, thousands of public service workers across the country are joining with AFSCME to gain a voice.

Pablo Ros |

New Jersey’s Local 3779-D Achieves a Milestone — 100% Membership

AFSCME members in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, achieve rare milestone – 100 percent membership.

John Noonan |

EMS Week: Celebrating Those Who Save Lives

In life’s most desperate hours, EMS workers respond without hesitation. EMS Week is a chance to thank them for their bravery, skill and compassion.

Pete Levine |

Successful Organizing and AFSCME’s Free College Benefit: A Winning Combination

In Cincinnati, people are joining AFSCME after having in-depth conversations with local leaders and learning about AFSCME’s Free College Benefit.

Pete Levine |

She Became an EMT – and a Union Member – to Help Others

Emergency Medical Technician Lindsay Washington helped her co-workers build a union to improve the services they provide to the community.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Strong Works at Louisiana State Penitentiary

At the Louisiana State Penitentiary, understaffing led to overtime for corrections officers at half the usual rate of compensation. Local 3056 fought back and won – and gained new members, too.

Clyde Weiss |

DC EMTs and Paramedics Vote to Join AFSCME

Nearly 200 emergency medical technicians and paramedics serving the nation's capital voted to join AFSCME District Council 20.

Justin Lee |

VMO Strengthens New California Local

A California member describes why she decided to become a volunteer member organizer.

Kevin Brown |

An Era of Scorn for Our Government Workforce

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders blasts right-wing politicians who scapegoat and undermine public workers.

Lee Saunders |

AFSCME Council 65 Expands by 156 Workers in South Dakota

Organizing win: A total of 156 employees at the South Dakota Developmental Center are now covered by AFSCME Council 65.

David Kreisman |

Strength to Meet the Challenges Ahead

AFSCME’s commitment to organize and protect working people and challenge management to treat them with fairness, dignity and respect continues unabated despite a hostile political environment.

Pablo Ros, Justin Lee and David Patterson |

NUHHCE/AFSCME Adds 275 PA Hospital Employees

NUHHCE/AFSCME District Council 1199C has grown by 275 members – all employees of Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. It’s further proof that working people view unions as a vehicle to the middle class.

Salima Pace, NUHHCE/AFSCME District 1199C |

More Arizona EMS Workers Gain a Voice Thanks to AFSCME

With victory in Prescott, Arizona, three American Medical Response operations in Arizona have now joined AFSCME to build a better future at the private company. It’s about quality emergency care, fairness and advancing the emergency medical profession.

Justin Lee |

Want a Healthy Fire Department? Get a Union – Even in Mt. Healthy

In Mt. Healthy, Ohio, a 23 paid part-time firefighters decided to do something about their lack of a union contract. They organized with AFSCME Council 8.

Clyde Weiss |

College Park Workers Rally for a Voice on the Job

College Park, Ga., public workers held a rally demanding a voice on the job. Joining them were members of AFSCME Local 1644 and AFSCME International Pres. Lee Saunders.

Namita Waghray |

In Florida, AFSCME’s Razor-Sharp Focus is on Growth

Florida AFSCME is looking for a few – make that many more – working people to reap the benefits of a strong contract and is working to build on membership growth it achieved last year.

Raju Chebium |

Jessica Ellul of CT Recognized for Organizing Work

For her efforts to build a union for 900 employees of two Connecticut hospitals, Jessica Ellul, a member of CHCA/NUHHCE/AFSCME, was honored by the Berger-Marks Foundation.

Clyde Weiss |

Despite Relentless Attacks, AFSCME Continues to Grow

Despite a nationwide decline in labor union membership last year, AFSCME continues to grow. Last year, our union saw a net growth of nearly 12,000 members.

Pablo Ros |

This Is Why You Need a Union

Three reasons why working people need unions.

Raju Chebium |

In Farewell Address, Obama Speaks to Working Families’ Struggles

In his farewell address to the nation, President Obama spoke about the critical role the labor movement and working families have played in America’s history.