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Council 17, Louisiana Department of Health Negotiate Historic Contract

Council 17 and the Louisiana Department of Health negotiated a historic tentative contract.

Namita Waghray |

MI Supreme Court Sides with Public School Employees in Wage Theft Case

Michigan’s highest court ordered anti-worker politicians to return hundreds of millions of dollars to public school employees in a case involving AFSCME.

AFSCME Council 25 |

Close to the Cliff: How CHIP Might Fail

Millions of kids may lose their health insurance if Congress fails to fund the CHIP program.

Pete Levine |

Some 600 Hospital Workers in Northern California Join AFSCME

Find out how and why nearly 600 hospital workers in Northern California joined AFSCME.

Jashua Bane and Martin Ricard |

Children May Slip Through the Cracks. Thanks Congress.

Vulnerable children may not get the health insurance they need and deserve because leaders in Congress are playing political games.

Pete Levine |

‘Something Extraordinary is Going On’

AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Elissa McBride writes that striking workers at a Lebanon, Pennsylvania, nursing home seek basic dignity, respect.

Elissa McBride |
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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 |

Trump Puts Country’s Health Care in Hands of Former Big Pharma Executive

This week, Trump announced his choice of Alex Azar, a former Big Pharma executive, to lead the Department of Health & Human Services. That’s like sending the fox to guard the hen house.

Pablo Ros |

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 |

Workers Strike for Dignity in Lebanon, PA

AFSCME-represented health care workers in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, walked off the job due to the lack of respect for the services they provide.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Trump Strikes Obamacare; AFSCME Warns of Dire Consequences to Working Families

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of dire consequences to working families after President Donald Trump decided to end critical subsidy payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

AFSCME Staff |

Stop the Plan to Hurt You and Give Tax Cuts to the Rich

Congress will soon vote on a proposal to enact massive cuts to programs and services and give huge tax breaks to rich people and corporations. We can’t let that measure pass.

Another Attempt, Another Failure to Repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump and Congress have failed time and again, since the beginning of the year, to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They did so again today.

Pablo Ros |

If It Walks and Talks Like a Duck … It’s Trumpcare

It’s called the “Graham-Cassidy bill,” but the latest attack on the Affordable Care Act is really just another version of Trumpcare.

Pablo Ros |
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On The Record: Consent of the Governed

Elected representatives need to hold town hall meetings, and their constituents need to show up for them, making their voices heard. That’s democracy in action.

After Congress Fails, Trump Is Now Biggest Threat to Your Health Care

How dangerous are President Donald Trump’s threats to stop subsidies to insurers? We now know, thanks to a new report.

Pablo Ros |

You Can Stop the Senate from Wrecking Our Health Care System

Yes, you can stop right-wing senators from wrecking our health care system. Call your senators now and tell them to vote no.

Raju Chebium |

Senate Votes to Proceed with Eyes Closed on Health Care

The U.S. Senate today voted to begin debate on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has allowed tens of millions of Americans to afford health insurance.

Pablo Ros |

‘Let Obamacare Fail.’ Really, Mr. President?

President Donald Trump to Americans who depend on having decent health care: “We’ll let Obamacare fail.” Really, Mr. President?

Clyde Weiss |

Cruel Health Care Bills Stopped – For Now

The congressional majority’s efforts to take away health care from millions of Americans were scuttled today – for the third time in recent months. But the effort may be revived again.

Pablo Ros |