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AFSCME Retiree to Congress: 'Hands off my Medicare, Hands off my Social Security'

An AFSCME retiree has a powerful message for Congress: Don’t mess with Medicare or Social Security.

Omar Tewfik |

Workers, Retirees Have a Powerful Advocate on Nation’s Largest Pension System

California public-service retirees and workers have a powerful advocate for their pensions – AFSCME member Priya Mathur.

Raju Chebium |

Retirement Security Focus of New Michigan Retirees Chapter

Retirees from across Michigan banded together in late October to form Michigan Retirees United, AFSCME Chapter 255.

AFSCME Staff |
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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree Member Carol Ann Loehndorf

Meet Carol Ann Loehndorf, an AFSCME Retiree and the latest member to be spotlighted in our Retiree Throwback Thursday #TBT series.

Pete Levine |

HOPE Helps Shore up Pensions in Houston

Houston no longer has a pension problem – thanks to the hard work HOPE members put in.

Namita Waghray |
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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 |
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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.

States Step in to Protect Your Retirement Savings

President Trump sided with Wall Street but states are coming now to the rescue of small investors who are just trying to save for their retirement.

Clyde Weiss |

OAPSE Pushes Back Against Pension Cuts in Ohio

Ohio legislators want to cut the pensions promised to school support personnel, but the Ohio Association of Public Employees (OAPSE)/AFSCME Local 4 says no.

Kathy Malone, OAPSE |

Trump Wrecking Ball Misses ‘Fiduciary Rule,’ A Victory for Working Families

We rejoice at the survival of the Obama administration’s “fiduciary rule,” which the Trump administration had targeted for elimination.

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 |

Puerto Rico Members Fight Pension Cuts in Court

SPU-AFSCME members are challenging the constitutionality of pension cuts in federal court.

AFSCME Staff |

WA Retirees Fight to Restore Basic Cost-of-Living Increases

In Washington state, retirees lobbied lawmakers this week to approve a cost-of-living increase this year. It would be the first since 2010.

Clyde Weiss and Derek Van Spoor, RPEC/AFSCME Chapter 10 |

The Financial Services Industry Doesn’t Want You to Care About This. We Do.

Financial advisers should consider your best interests over their own, but the financial industry – and the Trump administration – have a different agenda.

Clyde Weiss |

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 |

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.

A One-Two Punch to the Average American

The incoming Trump administration is getting ready to deliver a one-two punch to working families by undoing two Obama labor laws that would have put more money in our pockets.

Play “Feeding the Dragon” Recalls Life with Dad, a DC 37 Member

The late George King Washington was New York City Public Library live-in custodian and a proud DC 37 member. Now he’s the subject of his daughter’s play.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Don’t Let Wall Street Grab Your Retirement Savings

Financial advisers are not required by law to put your best interests over theirs. President Obama’s trying to fix that but the right-wing lawmakers are blocking the way.

Clyde Weiss |