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Virginia Collective Bargaining Bill Would Lead to Better Public Services

AFSCME and other labor unions are pushing for public service workers in Virginia to get collective bargaining rights.

AFSCME Staff |

Historic Victories at Hand for AFSCME 3299 Workers

A three-year struggle for fairness is almost over for thousands of workers in the University of California system.

Pete Levine |
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Join a Union. Your Wallet Will Thank You.

Joining a union will improve your financial wellbeing. New federal statistics prove that point.

AFSCME Staff |

Banks Are No Longer Forgotten Thanks to Trump Tax Cuts. But Working People Are.

The Trump tax cuts of 2017 have made the top six U.S. banks and their shareholders wealthy. Not working people.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Leader Marie Clark Passes Away

AFSCME mourns the passing of Council 8 leader Marie Clark.

AFSCME Council 8 |

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Labor Legacy

AFSCME President Lee Saunders explores Dr. Martin Luther King’s labor legacy.

AFSCME Staff |

Maryland Members Seek Fair Treatment from Gov. Hogan

AFSCME Maryland members rallied in Annapolis this week to send Gov. Larry Hogan a strong message that they need fair pay and safer staffing.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Local 4041 Certified As Exclusive Representatives For Three Bargaining Units

Three groups of State of Nevada employees have just won recognition as AFSCME to negotiate contracts.

Cyndy Hernandez |

UC Santa Cruz Skilled Workers Forced to Go On Strike

Chronic low staffing, poor pay are among the reasons why skilled workers at the University of California-Santa Cruz have gone on strike.

David Myles |

Report: Employer Aggression Against Unionizing Workers is Strong

A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute highlights the breadth of employer wrongdoing in targeting workers who wish to unionize.

Pablo Ros |

Nevada Members Oppose Overtime Rule Changes – And Workers Win

AFSCME Nevada members fought off an attempt by the state to change an overtime rule in a way that would’ve hurt many state employees.

Cyndy Hernandez |

LA Museum Does the Right Thing

Los Angeles museum takes the right approach – it voluntarily recognizes workers’ union.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Applauds Major Win on Paid Leave for Federal Workers

After years of trying, Congress strikes deal providing paid parental leave for federal workers.

Pete Levine |

Workers at L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art Seek to Build Power Through AFSCME

MOCA workers are joining their counterparts at another Los Angeles-based museum, the Marciano Art Foundation, in the fight for better wages and better working conditions.

Pete Levine |

Behavioral Health Workers in New Jersey Overwhelming Vote to Join AFSCME

In New Jersey’s Mercer County, behavioral health workers choose to build power through AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |

Black Friday Demonstrations at GUESS Stores Will Protest Foundation Layoffs

As shoppers seek the best bargains on Black Friday, AFSCME members and allies will be coming together outside GUESS stores to hold protests to show that worker dignity is not for sale.

AFSCME Staff |

State and Local Workers See High Value in Their Jobs Despite Stress, Survey Finds

A new survey shows public service workers value their pensions more than their pay.

Pablo Ros |

Nevada State Employees Continue Momentum Toward Bargaining Table

The third unit of Nevada state employees, the professional health care unit, seeks recognition as AFSCME for collective bargaining purposes.

Cyndy Hernandez |
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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 |