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AFSCME Union Scholars Build the Future of Labor

The AFSCME Union Scholars Program allows college juniors and seniors to learn firsthand about the labor movement.

Ray Inoue |

HOPE Trains Activists to Focus on Growth

HOPE in Houston is training its activists to focus on growth to combat the Texas Legislature’s anti-union fervor.

Namita Waghray |

Never Giving Up Nets FL Member 40K in Back Pay

The president of a Florida local fought – with AFSCME Florida’s help – and won $40,000 in back pay in a case that underscores a key benefit of joining our union.

Mark McCullough |

Red Cross Workers in Midwestern Local Win First Contract

Success. About 300 Red Cross workers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota have secured their first contract.

Lisa Martin |

New England Advanced EMTs & Medics Secure Much-Deserved Raise

More than 100 AFSCME-represented medics and advanced EMTs who work for American Medical Response in New England are getting nice raises this week thanks to Local 4911’s tenacity.

Justin Lee |

Furloughed NJ State Workers Will Get Paid, Thanks to AFSCME

New Jersey state workers who were needlessly furloughed will get back pay, thanks to the tireless advocacy by members of AFSCME New Jersey.

JOCELYN ALCOX and KEVIN HANES |

Activists Share Ideas, Develop Best Practices to Strengthen AFSCME

At the first of many planned AFSCME activist exchanges, 18 activists shared ideas and strategies to strengthen our union.

Ashley Jenkins and Raju Chebium |

Threats Facing Working People and AFSCME’s Response

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders discusses the threats facing AFSCME members and working people everywhere and what our union is doing about it.

SPLINTERNEWS.COM |

Never Underestimate a Well-Run Ratification Campaign

When you win a good contract, it often speaks for itself. But what if pay is not something you can bargain over? In Jacksonville, members showed what a strong ratification campaign can look like for expanding our voice and our union.

Mark McCullough |

Making the Case in MD: VMOs Engage and Succeed

A recent Volunteer Member Organizing blitz in western Maryland succeeded in converting at least 130 fee payers into full members.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Local 2629 Lay Their Cards on the Table

AFSCME Strong trumps right-to-work in Kentucky, where members let the city of Louisville know they stand together.

Lisa Martin |

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 |