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Not Just Coverage, but Jobs at Risk with Senate Health Bill

The Senate’s bill – which would wreck the nation’s health care system – will also eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Ray Inoue |

AFSCME Members Call on Louisiana Lawmakers to Raise Wages. They Do.

Louisiana public employees had not received a pay increase for nearly a decade. They will soon, and members of AFSCME Council 17 played a role in making that happen.

Clyde Weiss |

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 |

Despite Hostile Environment, Nevada State Workers Win Raises

Despite huge challenges, members of AFSCME Local 4041 in Nevada secured important victories in this year’s legislative session, including the first pay raises in almost a decade.

Pablo Ros |

Alaska Seniors Urge Sen. Murkowski to Oppose Dangerous Health Care Bill

Alaska retirees delivered a petition to Sen. Lisa Murkowski urging her to oppose legislation that would cause more than 30,000 Alaskans to lose their health care.

Justin Lee |

AFSCME Launches Campaign to Honor Dr. King, 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strikers

AFSCME is launching a campaign of education and activism to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis.

Clyde Weiss |

Call Your Senators and Tell them to Reject the Disastrous Health Care Bill

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders said the Senate bill, like the House proposal, is a “blueprint to decimate the health care system, to punish the sick, the elderly, the poor and middle-income people.”

Pablo Ros |

Applying the Pressure to Keep FL Members Employed

AFSCME members who proudly work at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens are making a strong case to Miami-Dade County commissioners that they must remain county workers after the South Florida tourist landmark gets new ownership.

Mark McCullough |

OAPSE Pushes Back Against Pension Cuts in Ohio

Ohio legislators want to cut the pensions promised to school support personnel, but the Ohio Association of Public Employees (OAPSE)/AFSCME Local 4 says no.

Kathy Malone, OAPSE |

Lawmakers’ Refusal to Compromise Puts Alaskans at Risk

Alaska state employees report to work every day because their communities are counting on them. State senators should do their basic jobs and pass a budget.

Justin Lee |

AFSCME Members Secure Big Victories in Texas

In Texas, AFSCME members secured a trifecta of victories.

Namita Waghray |

The All-Male Club That Will Decide Your Health Care

A group of 13 male lawmakers from the same political party, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, are meeting behind closed doors to make decisions about the future of our health care system. It doesn’t look good.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Defeats Raft of Bad Bills Filed in NM

“Our union is taking action,” said Council 18 president Casey Padilla, referring to AFSCME’s successful efforts to stop anti-worker proposals from becoming law in New Mexico. “We're speaking up politically on behalf of workers.”

Carter Bundy and Kevin Brown |

Living Paycheck to Paycheck Gets Harder When the Boss Doesn’t Pay You Right

Shortchanging Maryland state workers will cost the boss. Read on to find out more.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Council 4 Members Fight Back to Protect Collective Bargaining in Connecticut

Connecticut public workers fought off more than 100 attempts to cut their collective bargaining rights.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

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 |

Ohioans to Sen. Portman: No Cuts to Health Care, Medicaid

AFSCME members and other worried Ohioans tell U.S. Sen. Rob Portman – say no to cutting Medicaid and health care.

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 |

AFSCME Raises Alarm Over IT Outsourcing in OH

OCSEA is raising public awareness about the state of Ohio’s increased outsourcing for information technology services.

Lisa Martin |

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 |