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The Financial Consultant Who Ruins State Budgets

Read about a budget consultant who’s infamous for shrinking budgets at the cost of essential public services.

Jay Hutchison |

Fighting the Pay Fight

Texas corrections officers fought hard to correct longtime pay inequities – and won by persuading state legislators to do the right thing.

Antonio Lewis |

Despite Vetoes, Alaska Members Fight for Public Services

Alaska members are not giving up the fight to reverse Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes. They’re working with the legislature to prevent public services and higher education from being decimated.

Jashua Bane |

Alaskans Brace for ‘Draconian’ Budget Cuts

Alaskans will be hurt by their governor’s budget cuts, which will devastate public services.

Jashua Bane |

Council 13 Members Ratify Four-Year Contract with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Signed, sealed and delivered. A new four-year contract has been approved by tens of thousands of public service workers employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM KAUFFMAN, AFSCME COUNCIL 13 |

New Era in Illinois: State Workers Secure Fair Contract

In an unmistakable sign that a new era has dawned in Illinois, state workers have secured a fair, new contract from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration.

AFSCME Council 31 |
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AFSCME California Members Strike Again to Protest Outsourcing by UC

Watch video of the latest strike against the University of California.

Jashua Bane |

Because They Never Quit, Florida Workers Won Back Pay Case

Members and retirees of AFSCME Local 161 never quit, and now they’ve won a back pay case with an $800,000 settlement.

Mark McCullough |

New Budget Recognizes Those Taking on New Mexico’s Biggest Challenges

With a labor-friendly governor and legislature in place, working people in New Mexico won big in the new state budget.

AFSCME Staff |

Behavioral Health Members Hold Lobby Day in Oregon

Behavioral health workers are building political power in Oregon. They’re pushing state legislators to adopt policies and programs to benefit the people they serve.

Mark McCullough |

Survivors of Fallen Member Gain Health Coverage Thanks to AFSCME

Deceased AFSCME member Robert Scully’s family now has health insurance, thanks to Local 2960.

Jashua Bane |

Victory! Atlanta Local Defeats Airport Takeover Bill

The bill would’ve allowed the state to take over operations of the world’s busiest airport.

Antonio Lewis |

Gov. Murphy Discusses His Middle Class Plan at NJ Town Hall

Gov. Phil Murphy discussed his plan to strengthen the middle class with an audience of working people, including members of AFSCME New Jersey.

Kathleen Cancio |

Atlanta Local Fights Airport Takeover Bill

Members of AFSCME Local 1644 want the world’s busiest airport to remain in the city’s hands.

Antonio Lewis |

Fight is on to Save Alaska Psychiatric Institute

ASEA members are fighting the newly elected governor’s plan to privatize the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. We want it to remain under taxpayer control.

ASEA Staff |

84 School Employees in Ohio on Strike for Fair Wages, Insurance

Lacking a contract for almost two years, OAPSE members working at Claymont City Schools in Ohio have gone on strike.

OAPSE Staff |

Standing Strong with Oakland Teachers

AFSCME in Northern California is standing in solidarity with striking teachers in Oakland. Find out why.

Jashua Bane |

Oregon AFSCME Members Fight to Protect Retirement Security

In Oregon, AFSCME members are showing up in force at the legislature to protect their retirement security.

David Kreisman |

AFSCME Florida Members Renew Push for a Fair Budget

AFSCME Florida members are pushing for an across-the-board pay increase for workers employed by the State of Florida to cover rising costs.

Mark McCullough and Kelly Benjamin, AFSCME Florida |

NJ Minimum Wage Will Rise to $15/Hour By 2024

New Jersey becomes the fourth jurisdiction in the country to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |