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Working Families Win Big in Tuesday’s Elections

Working families won big in Tuesday’s elections, especially in New Jersey and Virginia. They won by making their voices heard at the ballot box.

AFSCME Staff |

A Win for Working Families in the FL Special Election

Working people in south Florida have an ally in the Florida Senate, thanks to AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |

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 |
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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.

You Can Stop the Senate from Wrecking Our Health Care System

Yes, you can stop right-wing senators from wrecking our health care system. Call your senators now and tell them to vote no.

Raju Chebium |

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 |

2 Unions Work Together to Win for Working Families

As we face a wave of unprecedented attacks on our workplace rights, AFSCME members in Florida are trying a new approach to secure electoral success.

Mark McCullough |

Democrats Could Win Big in 2018 – if They Don’t Blow It First

Here’s how Democrats could win big in 2018, unless they blow it.

Paul Booth, former executive assistant to AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders |

AFSCME Strong Helps Nominate Champion to Lead New Jersey

Powered by the strength of working families across the Garden State, AFSCME-endorsed candidate Phil Murphy has secured the Democratic nomination for governor in a landslide.

John Noonan |

Trump Budget Would Hurt Everyone – Except the Wealthy

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would hurt the very people who put him in office just so he could give his rich buddies massive tax cuts.

Omar Tewfik |

Priorities USA Report: Voter ID Laws Suppressed Turnout in Presidential Election

Wisconsin’s voter ID law suppressed turnout among African Americans and other groups, benefiting Trump, Priorities USA says in new report.

Clyde Weiss |

Leaders in Congress Want to Take On Health Care Again. Why?

President Trump wants Congress to step up to the plate and take another swing at the Affordable Care Act. But this second replacement plan is even worse than the first.

Pablo Ros |

Pres. Lee Saunders Blasts Senate for Gorsuch Vote

Pres. Lee Saunders said the Senate’s action to ram through the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch without strong bipartisan support sets a troubling precedent and sheds further light on the politicization of the judiciary.

AFSCME Staff |

Going ‘Nuclear’ Over Gorsuch Was a Bad Idea

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders blasts U.S. Senate’s decision to exercise ‘”nuclear option” to make it easier for Judge Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Reacts to House Leadership Pulling the Health Care Bill

Read AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders’ reaction to the decision to pull the House health care bill shortly before members were scheduled to vote on it.

AFSCME Staff |

Trump’s Budget Plan a Disaster for Working People, Poor

President Trump’s budget plan “cuts nearly everything that matters to working families,” said President Lee Saunders. Here’s what it does and doesn’t do.

Clyde Weiss |

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 |

How Trump’s Voters Stand to Lose

If President Trump really wants to go to bat for the people who voted for him, he won’t slash government safety net programs.

Pete Levine |

An Ice Bucket Challenge for Republicans in Congress

The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the House health care bill is a bucket of ice-cold water for critics of the Affordable Care Act.

Pablo Ros |

Saunders to Iowa: We’ll Stand Together and Build Together

Hundreds of Iowa Council 61 members – clad in AFSCME green – flooded the Iowa State Capital this week to stand up against attacks on working people.

John Noonan |