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New Era in Illinois: State Workers Secure Fair Contract

In an unmistakable sign that a new era has dawned in Illinois, state workers have secured a fair, new contract from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Women Vote. Women Lead. Women Win.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride spoke with Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Jessica Powell |

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 |

President Saunders: Labor’s Future is Bright.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders discusses the future of the labor movement and more in this podcast.

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 |

For AFSCME, Walker’s Defeat in Wisconsin Was an Especially Important Victory

AFSCME members have much to celebrate about the results of the 2018 midterm elections. But one victory in particular was especially sweet – our successful effort to deny Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a third term.

Pablo Ros |

Victory over Rauner in Illinois Was Proof of AFSCME’s Strength

Gov. Bruce Rauner was not a friend of working people. So working people worked hard to make sure he was denied a second term.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Hails Pro-Worker Victories in Midterms

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised union members for defying wealthy special interests and electing many pro-worker candidates to state and federal offices in the mid-term elections.

AFSCME Staff |
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Movement Moment

With big wins on Election Day and the labor movement growing in power, working people are striking back against the big billionaires and the corporate special interests who rig the system.

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 |

AFSCME Council 25 Endorses Whitmer for MI Governor

AFSCME Council 25 makes an endorsement in the Michigan gubernatorial race.

Lisa Martin |

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 |

AFSCME: Working People Not Buying Trump’s Speech

In response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said working families disagree with the chief executive’s assessment of their country and are unhappy with his track record.

Pablo Ros |

Virginia AFSCME Member in Spotlight for State of the Union

Newly-elected Virginia delegate and AFSCME member Elizabeth Guzman has a rare honor tonight.

Pablo Ros |

American Workers Are Disenchanted with Trump – Big League!

American workers are disenchanted with President Donald Trump. A year after he assumed office, there is no longer any doubt about his failure to stand up for working families.

Pablo Ros |

Worker-Friendly State Senator Elected in Wisconsin

AFSCME members help propel worker-friendly candidate to state Senate seat in Wisconsin.

Michael Horecki, AFSCME Council 32, and AFSCME Staff |

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 |

Carson, California, Voters Tax Big Oil to Keep Services Flowing

In Carson, California, AFSCME members stood up to big oil companies to rebalance the scales – and won.

Erica Zeitlin, AFSCME District Council 36 |