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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 |

Connecticut State Workers Sacrifice for the Good of Their State

Connecticut public service workers sacrificed for the financial good of their state but also won key victories and protections for themselves in their new contract.

Larry Dorman |

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 |

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 |

Bill Guaranteeing Health Coverage for Families of Fallen Officers Passes in Alaska

After three years of pressure, AFSCME members in Alaska persuaded the legislature to pass a bill that guarantees health benefits for the families of fallen officers.

Kevin Brown |

VMO Strengthens New California Local

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

Kevin Brown |

‘I Know I Was Right, AFSCME Helped Me Prove It’

A state employee in Florida was wrongfully terminated. AFSCME helped her win her job back.

Mark McCullough |

In Florida and Texas, Right-to-Work is No Obstacle

AFSCME members in Florida and Texas are organizing their unions and making them stronger than ever despite anti-union laws.

Olivia Sandbothe, Namita Waghray & Pablo Ros |

In Maryland, AFSCME Strong Secured an Anti-Outsourcing Victory

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should have thought to ask Manisha Patel how she felt about her job before he tried to outsource it to a private contractor.

Olivia Sandbothe, Namita Waghray & Pablo Ros |

Fighting for Better Patient Care and R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Connecticut

More than 900 Connecticut hospital workers are new AFSCME members.

Olivia Sandbothe |

9,300 Phone Calls + 1,400 House Visits Proves CSEA Is AFSCME Strong

Members of New York’s CSEA Local 1000 recently signed more than 1,800 Never Quit campaign cards, demonstrating their commitment to their union.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Working Families Win in Friedrichs, But Attacks Won’t Stop

On March 29, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a tie vote in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that was the latest attempt by wealthy special interests to silence the voices of public sector workers by targeting their unions.

Sodexo Workers Catch Up with Jacksonville Pact

For AFSCME Local 1328 members, their AFSCME Strong training was put to the test recently when it came to helping a subset of their coworkers to a contract win.

Mark McCullough |

Adventures of an Activist: OCSEA’s Michelle Smith

Tracking down this particular fee payer wasn’t easy, but Michelle Smith of OCSEA never gave up.

Clyde Weiss |

Ohio’s ‘Intermittent’ Firefighters AFSCME Strong

Ohio’s “intermittent” firefighters who train other firefighters get AFSCME Strong when they learn the value that OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 brings to the table.

Michael Byrne |

Workers Stand Up To Supreme Court Threat

Hundreds of workers assembled outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest the ongoing attacks against working families from wealthy special interest groups.

Pablo Ros |

Taking Back Our Union: Here's How We're Growing Stronger

For the first time in more than 30 years, Chicago cab drivers have a union — a driver-led AFSCME local chartered with the goal of solving tough problems that range from burdensome revenue-raising regulations to police harassment.

David Kreisman & Clyde Weiss |

Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 Chartered

A little over a year after a few Chicago cab drivers approached Council 31 about getting a union, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 received its official charter and local number.

David Kreisman |

Workers Shed Light on an Out-of-Balance Economy

Pittsburgh-area union leaders and members are on hand to launch a public awareness campaign about the need to strengthen Pittsburgh’s middle class.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Community and Labor Fight for Fair Wages and a Fair Contract

Members of AFSCME Local 350-5 (Council 75) in Milwaukie, Oregon, won a fair contract after pressing their demands at City Hall.

Kevin Brown |