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What the Job Numbers Don’t Tell You

Working people are still struggling in this rigged economy and wages are barely increasing.

Jacob Baum |

Poor People’s Campaign Spotlights Those Left Behind

Learn how the latest Poor People’s Campaign sheds light on how much progress must still be made, 50 years after MLK’s original campaign.

Pete Levine |

Tell Congress Not to Cut Food Stamps

Tell Congress not to cut food stamps to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

AFSCME Staff |

Public Service Workers Need Unions More than Ever

Public service workers across the country are slipping out of the middle class, according to The New York Times. This is a reminder that labor unions are needed more than ever.

Pablo Ros |

Elizabeth Guzman is an AFSCME Woman Who Made History

Virginia delegate and AFSCME member Elizabeth Guzman discussed her political career with AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride in the first event of the “AFSCME Women Making History” series.

Pablo Ros |

American Workers Are Disenchanted with Trump – Big League!

American workers are disenchanted with President Donald Trump. A year after he assumed office, there is no longer any doubt about his failure to stand up for working families.

Pablo Ros |

U.S. Leads in CEO Pay – More Than 250 Times That of Average Worker

The gap between CEOs’ pay and that of the average worker continues to widen, made possible by unfair loopholes.

AFSCME Staff |

Bill Filed to Help Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Members of Congress led by Sen. Bernie Sanders today unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its debt burden and recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Pablo Ros |
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On the Record: The AFSCME Agenda

Real freedom and opportunity means more than just getting by. It means having a voice on the job, affordable health care, the promise of retirement security after a lifetime of hard work, and equal democracy for all. That’s The AFSCME Agenda.

Lee Saunders |

The AFSCME Agenda Points the Way to Stronger Communities

With the release of “The AFSCME Agenda: Freedom and Opportunity for All,” our union is reasserting our values and paving the way toward stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

Tax Bill Will Squeeze Working Families

House leaders have released a tax bill that will hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |

A Father’s Words Inspire a Lifetime of Service

This dedicated Connecticut public service worker makes sure people get enough to eat and have the necessary education and training to find meaningful work.

AFSCME Staff |

Democrats Announce ‘A Better Deal’ For Working People

President Donald Trump’s failure to focus on the problems of working people have left a vacuum on economic issues that Democrats will try to fill with a new plan called “A Better Deal.”

Pablo Ros |

Mind the Gap: Why Wage Growth is Falling Behind

The economy is improving but wages are flat. We explain why.

Ray Inoue |

House Budget Plan: A Blueprint for Disaster

A House budget proposal would be disastrous for millions of people who rely on Medicaid, Medicare and a host of other programs aimed at helping vulnerable Americans.

Clyde Weiss |

Trump Education Budget: Another Attack on Public Workers

President Donald Trump’s proposed education budget will do away with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which supports financially-strapped public service workers.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME, Opponents Protest Trump’s ‘Morally Unacceptable’ Budget

Pablo Ros |

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 |

CEO Pay Skyrockets, Leaving Workers in their Dust

CEO pay continues to balloon while workers’ pay shrinks in comparison, according to new findings released by AFL-CIO’s Executive PayWatch.

Clyde Weiss |

Our Middle Class Is Shrinking Compared to Western Europe’s. This is Not Good

Middle-class Americans are falling further behind, even compared to their counterparts in Western Europe, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

Clyde Weiss |