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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 |

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 |