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Trump Budget Disinvests in America’s Future

President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the next fiscal year continues his attacks on programs that working families rely on, and shortchanges America’s future.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Retirees Charge Up to The Hill During Retiree Council Meeting

During their annual Retiree Council Meeting, AFSCME Retirees went to Capitol Hill in force to step up and speak up.

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 |
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AFSCME Retirees Never Quit!

AFSCME Retirees gave back to their communities through decades of hard work, but even in retirement they never quit.

Medicare and Social Security Are Solvent for Near Future, Report Says

Latest review of Medicare, Social Security viability shows both programs doing well for years to come.

Clyde Weiss |
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Tell Your Senators: ‘Hands Off Medicaid’

President Trump promised NOT to cut Medicaid, but his budget proposal and the House health care bill he supports tell a different story.

Trump Budget Would Hurt Everyone – Except the Wealthy

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would hurt the very people who put him in office just so he could give his rich buddies massive tax cuts.

Omar Tewfik |

Paying the “Price” for New HHS Secretary

AFSCME International president explains why older Americans are particularly vulnerable now that the Senate has confirmed Tom Price as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Lee Saunders |

Tom Price Is Bad for Your Health

The man President Trump chose to oversee our nation’s health care system, Tom Price, believes tax cuts for the wealthy are more important than health and retirement security for working families.

Trump’s Wrong Choice for OMB

Trump’s choice to head the Office of Management and Budget wants to make huge, arbitrary cuts that will cost America jobs and could send our economy into a tailspin.

Public Services or Private Services? Trump’s Picks Favor Privatization All Around

Donald Trump’s choices for his administration are ready to give the store away when they get into office, privatizing public services and even Social Security and Medicare.

Clyde Weiss |

Congress Poised to Act Against Working Families

Worried about the new Congress? You should be. Congressional leaders have working families in their sights, and we all need to be prepared to fight back.

Never Quit: Louise Lex, 86, Just Wants to Help People

Louise Lex, 86, personifies the theme of National Women’s History Month: “Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”

Clyde Weiss |

Here's to 80 Years of Social Security -- and at Least 80 More

Social Security is a major source of income for most of the seniors in this country; 9 out of 10 individuals older than 65 receive Social Security retirement payments. It’s one of our most beloved government institutions.

Lee Saunders |

Retirees Build on Success, Look to Protect Retirement Security

More than 100 retirees gathered for the Alliance for Retired Americans Legislative Conference and the Annual AFSCME Retiree Council meeting in the nation’s capital this week, lobbying lawmakers to protect Social Security, Medicare and public pensions.

Clyde Weiss |