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For AFSCME, Walker’s Defeat in Wisconsin Was an Especially Important Victory

AFSCME members have much to celebrate about the results of the 2018 midterm elections. But one victory in particular was especially sweet – our successful effort to deny Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a third term.

Pablo Ros |

Victory over Rauner in Illinois Was Proof of AFSCME’s Strength

Gov. Bruce Rauner was not a friend of working people. So working people worked hard to make sure he was denied a second term.

Pablo Ros |

University of California Employees Mulling Second Strike of the Year

The strike vote, set for later this month, follows a three-day walkout by 53,000 UC workers last May over their employer's outsourcing practices.

AFSCME Local 3299 |

A Decade Later: Four Ways Working People Are Still Paying for the 2008 Financial Crisis

Ten years ago this month, the Great Recession kicked into high gear, creating huge problems for working people that they are still working through. But things are looking up.

AFSCME Staff |

Dania Beach Members Hold Management Accountable for Promised Raise

Without a union, you are fighting on your own against the very people who can make or break your job.

Mark McCullough |

University of California Workers Strike for Fair Pay and Respect on the Job

Members of AFSCME Local 3299 who work for the University of California are on strike.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Fights Pension Cost-of-Living Freeze in Ohio

OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4 members are standing up for thousands of retirees who are already struggling to get by.

Melissa Weinstein |

Pay Hikes for Minnesota State Workers

Minnesota public service workers are getting pay raises they deserve after coming together to negotiate a better contract through their union, AFSCME Council 5.

Minnesota Council 5 |

New Mexico State Employees Make the Case for Wage Increases

New Mexico public service workers are celebrating pay raises for state workers, made possible by AFSCME’s effective advocacy.

Jashua Bane |

Worker-Friendly State Senator Elected in Wisconsin

AFSCME members help propel worker-friendly candidate to state Senate seat in Wisconsin.

Michael Horecki, AFSCME Council 32, and AFSCME Staff |

Carson, California, Voters Tax Big Oil to Keep Services Flowing

In Carson, California, AFSCME members stood up to big oil companies to rebalance the scales – and won.

Erica Zeitlin, AFSCME District Council 36 |

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 |

Violent Assaults on Staff Increasing in Illinois Prisons, Youth Centers

Assaults on staff in state correctional facilities have increased by 51 percent in the last two years.

Lisa Martin |

AFSCME Maryland Leads Fight Against ‘Public Health Crisis’

AFSCME is fighting for expanded mental health services in Maryland despite being chronically understaffed.

David Kreisman, Raju Chebium |

Oregon Members Demand Quality Services for the Community

Nearly 700 striking public service workers in Lane County, Oregon, demand quality services for the community they serve and fair treatment.

Justin Lee |

911 Dispatchers’ Calls for Help Go Unanswered

AFSCME members in South Bend, Indiana, are making the case for why St. Joseph County needs to hire more 911 dispatchers.

Lisa Martin |

Connecticut State Workers Sacrifice for the Good of Their State

Connecticut public service workers sacrificed for the financial good of their state but also won key victories and protections for themselves in their new contract.

Larry Dorman |

PA Child Care Providers Stepped up and Kids are Better for It

Determined to fight for Pennsylvania’s children, AFSCME’s child care professionals worked hard in the state legislature to increase child care funding. They succeeded. But the real winners were the children.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Furloughed NJ State Workers Will Get Paid, Thanks to AFSCME

New Jersey state workers who were needlessly furloughed will get back pay, thanks to the tireless advocacy by members of AFSCME New Jersey.

JOCELYN ALCOX and KEVIN HANES |

Never Underestimate a Well-Run Ratification Campaign

When you win a good contract, it often speaks for itself. But what if pay is not something you can bargain over? In Jacksonville, members showed what a strong ratification campaign can look like for expanding our voice and our union.

Mark McCullough |