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We Organize Together. We Win Together.

“We must inspire hope in the weary and the fearful. Now more than ever, we must ask our co-workers questions that stir them up and challenge them to take action: Will we have the power we need to improve our lives if we are not united?”

AFSCME Staff |
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We've Got Plenty of Fight

"In a democracy, in a democracy with good union strength and skill and organizing power … we the people will win out."

AFSCME Staff |

Unionized Child Care Workers March Up ‘Canyon Of Heroes’ Demanding Wage Equality

Early childhood educators and other staff in New York City held a large rally to speak out about getting paid less than their peers.

G.L. Tyler, District Council 1707 (New York) |

New Member Explains Why She Joined Her Union After the Janus Ruling

A must-read column from a new member of AFSCME Council 31 who explains why she converted from being a fee payer to a full union member – after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

Erika Holst, AFSCME Council 31 |

A Long, Hard-Earned Victory for Bay Area Community College Workers

Support staff at one California community college district are celebrating a strong contract that followed an arduous negotiating process.

Jashua Bane |

Camden County Library Workers Ratify Contract After a Year of Activism

“Being really public about our value and doing community outreach to educate folks on what the library really does was so important, but what really turned it around for us was unity."

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |
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We're Fighting Back

AFSCME Council 31 member Stephen Mittons breaks down the Janus decision: The Supreme Court has sided with the billionaires to weaken our voices on the job.

Don’t Believe the Lies, AFSCME Remains Strong

The corporate interests who brought you the Janus ruling are launching their next phase.

AFSCME Staff |

‘The Labor Movement is Bigger Than One Supreme Court Decision’

AFSCME President Lee Saunders in a USA TODAY column about the Janus ruling: “The labor movement is bigger than one Supreme Court decision.”

Lee Saunders |

Supreme Court Sides with Billionaires Over Working People

The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with powerful CEOs, billionaires and corporate special interests against public service workers and everyday working people by issuing an adverse ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

AFSCME Staff |

Poor People’s Campaign Spotlights Those Left Behind

Learn how the latest Poor People’s Campaign sheds light on how much progress must still be made, 50 years after MLK’s original campaign.

Pete Levine |

Oregon VOA Members Win First Contract

Workers at an Oregon behavioral health facility won their first contract after a tough fight.

Ross Grami, Oregon AFSCME |

Strong Relationships, Member Solidarity Net Strong Contract in Northern CA

Workers at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in northern California have won a new contract that is a testament to what public service workers can accomplish when they join together under a union.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

AFSCME-Backed Student-Loan Bill Passes House

An important AFSCME-backed student loan repayment bill has cleared the U.S. House.

AFSCME Staff |

MA Local Blocks School Bus Service Privatization Scheme

One Massachusetts local blocked a misguided plan to privatize bus services offered by the public school district.

John Killoy, AFSCME Council 93 |

‘We Wouldn’t Have Anything If It Weren’t for Our Union’

Only by joining together in a union can public service workers stand up to those who want to take away their fair pay and benefits and wreck their retirement and health care security.

Pablo Ros |

MN Gov Signs Pension Bill

Thanks to a new pension law, public worker pensions in Minnesota have been shored up for decades to come.

AFSCME Council 5 |

AFSCME Stands with Federal Workers to Challenge Trump Executive Order

AFSCME is joining a lawsuit filed by a federal employee union to fight back against the Trump administration’s attacks on federal workers.

AFSCME Staff |

City of Ann Arbor AFSCME Workers Notch Big Anti-Outsourcing Victory

AFSCME members who work for the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, notched a big victory against outsourcing recently.

AFSCME Council 25 |

Privatization Plan Defeated in NH

Members of an AFSCME local in New Hampshire fought off a school district’s proposal to privatize custodial services.

Melissa Weinstein |