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Union 411: Collective Bargaining

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Members Stand Up Against Outsourcing at University of California

University of California system’s outsourcing practices spark another unfair labor practice strike as thousands of AFSCME members demand fairness and dignity.

Mark McCullough |

Museum Workers Stand Up to Owners After Being Laid Off

Workers at the Marciano Art Foundation, who were fired soon after organizing a union through AFSCME Council 36, are fighting the move.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Members Help Secure Pro-Worker Victories Nationwide

In states and cities nationwide, working people made their voices heard on Tuesday, electing pro-worker candidates and further fueling the momentum in favor of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Iowa Workers Vote for Recertification – Again

For the third consecutive year, Iowa workers have voted overwhelmingly to recertify their union.

Pete Levine |

City Workers in San Antonio Choose to Unite Through AFSCME

AFSCME is the union preferred by 6,000 workers at the City of San Antonio. They chose AFSCME to represent their interests before management.

Antonio Lewis |
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On the Record: Child Care for All

Thanks to a new state law, California child care providers have collective bargaining rights – the freedom to negotiate for better compensation and benefits, the ability to stand together in a strong union.

Across the Nation, Workers Are Striking Like It’s 1986

Workers are increasingly making their voices heard as they seek a bigger share of the economic pie. Union can amplify their collective voice.

Pablo Ros |

A Celebration for California’s Child Care Providers

California child care workers celebrate winning collective bargaining rights, joined by their governor and AFSCME President Lee Saunders.

Pete Levine |

New Book Shows AFSCME’s Role in Key Fights that Shaped Labor

Former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse visited AFSCME International to talk about his latest book and the future of labor.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Stands with Striking Chicago Public School Teachers

CTU represents 25,000 teachers, paraprofessionals and clinicians. They are demanding that newly elected Mayor Lori Lightfoot deliver on her campaign promises.

Pete Levine |

Advancing (In)Justice: AFSCME Condemns Layoffs at Asian American Nonprofit in Los Angeles

We condemn the sudden layoffs of 18 staffers at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles – many of whom led the effort to unionize through AFSCME.

AFSCME Staff |

First Contract Ratification Points to Power of Collective Bargaining

Washington state assistant attorneys general, who fought for collective bargaining rights in the legislature, overwhelmingly approve first contract.

WFSE and Jashua Bane |

Now that Janus Failed, Alaska’s Anti-Public Services Governor Resorts to Dirty Tricks

Alaska’s governor and attorney general want to make it harder for unions in the public sector to collect dues. But a judge said no.

Pablo Ros |

In Historic Win, California Family Child Care Providers Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

Child care providers in the nation’s largest state won big when they secured collective bargaining rights for the first time.

Jashua Bane |

Dunleavy’s Attack on ASEA Hurts All Alaskans

In an attempt to silence Alaska’s state workers and the union they formed, Alaska’s governor has filed a lawsuit. Read why this is a misguided move.

Jake Metcalfe, ASEA Executive Director |

Adams County Human Services Workers Vote to Join AFSCME

The 600 human services workers – social caseworkers, Head Start teachers, community support specialists, and more – will join more than 12,000 public service workers in New Mexico and Colorado who are members of AFSCME Council 18.

Jashua Bane |

Rule Change Would Lead to LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

AFSCME strongly opposes a proposed rule change by the Trump administration that would effectively remove protections for LGBTQ workers who are employed by federal contractors and subcontractors.

AFSCME Staff |

New Agreement Ends 9-Month Labor Dispute

After a long battle, Council 66 health care workers, members of AFSCME Local 3124, won a fair contract.

AFSCME Council 66 |

Fed Up with Attacks on Federal Employees

AFSCME members stood in solidarity with AFGE members at the #FedUpRiseUp rally today.

Pete Levine |