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AFSCME  Members to Question Presidential Candidates at Forum

America’s public service workers will make their voices heard in this election. As they dedicate their lives to making our communities stronger, safer and healthier, they have a unique perspective into solving the problems Americans face every day.

AFSCME Staff |

School Bus Privatization Blocked in Maryland’s Second-Largest District

The members of Local 2250 organized and wrote hundreds of letters to school board members urging them to cancel the vote.

Sara Haas |

Alaskans Brace for ‘Draconian’ Budget Cuts

Alaskans will be hurt by their governor’s budget cuts, which will devastate public services.

Jashua Bane |

Council 13 Members Ratify Four-Year Contract with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Signed, sealed and delivered. A new four-year contract has been approved by tens of thousands of public service workers employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM KAUFFMAN, AFSCME COUNCIL 13 |
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AFSCME is on a Roll

AFSCME is notching victories coast to coast and is energized by pro-worker momentum from state houses to Congress. A year after the Janus v. AFSCME ruling, the wind is at our backs.

Lee Saunders |

Former Iowa Nurse Speaks Up for Union Bill in Congress

A former Iowa nurse and AFSCME member who was attacked on the job supports congressional legislation that would protect union rights.

Pablo Ros |

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 |

Fight for Collective Bargaining Had Able Foot Soldiers – State Workers Themselves

Local 4041 members who played such an important role in winning collective bargaining rights will continue to lead the way to ensuring state employees have the needed resources to improve state services for the people of Nevada.

Cyndy Hernandez |
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'A Bold and Historic Step'

Watch as AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains why giving Nevada state workers collective bargaining rights is a “bold and historic step.

AFSCME Staff |

Nevada State Employees Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

When Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 135 on Wednesday, Nevada state employees officially won collective bargaining rights for the first time ever.

AFSCME Staff |

Pharmacists at Kaiser Hawaii Choose to Build Power Through AFSCME

At least 100 pharmacists at Kaiser Hawaii in Honolulu have joined forced with UNAC/UHCP.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Welcomes New Mental Health Care Providers in Washington

A dozen mental health practitioner leads and mental health practitioner clinical specialists at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center joined AFSCME to tackle the issues of discrimination, safety and fair pay.

JUSTINE WINNIE, COUNCIL 28 & AFSCME INTERNATIONAL STAFF |

A Proud Day for Delaware

State workers from all over Delaware filed into Gov. John Carney’s office to witness him signing into law a bill that protects public sector unions and allows more state employees to collectively bargain for higher wages.

Sara Haas |

Union Momentum Grows: 20,000 Nevada State Employees to Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

Twenty thousand Nevada state employees are earning a seat at the table after the legislature passed a collective bargaining bill over the weekend.

AFSCME Staff |

UMass Memorial Hospital Workers Win Big with New Contract

This victory for our AFSCME sisters and brothers in Worcester, Massachusetts, was possible thanks to their strong union and a collaborative relationship with hospital management in which workers’ voices are taken seriously.

AFSCME Staff |
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AFSCME California Members Strike Again to Protest Outsourcing by UC

Watch video of the latest strike against the University of California.

Jashua Bane |

Council 31 Members Make Gains in the Fight for Workplace Safety

AFSCME Council 31 members who work for Illinois’ Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice successfully used their union contract.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Behavioral Health Workers Closer to Winning Full Funding of Student Loan Repayment Program

Establishing and funding this new loan repayment program, part of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, is a priority for AFSCME’s United We Heal campaign.

Mark McCullough |

ASEA Members Block Privatization of Alaska Psychiatric Institute

More than 200 Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA) members work at API as protective service workers, nurses and clinicians.

Jashua Bane |

Nevada State Workers Rally for a Voice on the Job

Nevada state workers were joined by members of the Culinary Union Local 226 for a rally in support of Senate Bill 135, which will extend collective bargaining rights to state employees.

Cyndy Hernandez |