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‘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 |

EMS Professionals at Falck Northern California Join AFSCME

EMS professionals at Falck Northern California, a private company, know that coming together in a union will help them better serve their communities.

Justin Lee |

Wisconsin’s Anti-Worker Law Hurts Public Schools, Report Says

Wisconsin’s anti-worker law, Act 10, is hurting public school teachers and students and is a warning to other states considering similar bills, a new report says.

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 |

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 |

Many in Congress Speak Up for Working Families

Congressional Democrats have unveiled a plan to protect workers’ freedom to join together in strong unions.

Pablo Ros |

New Report Shows How Strong Unions Create Stronger Communities

AFSCME released a report today that shows how strong unions make for stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

Oregon Strike Results in a Better Contract

AFSCME members in Lane County, Oregon, held out for a better contract and improved services to the public – and they got it.

Justin Lee |

Scab Labor Failing to Provide 5-Star Care at Cedar Haven Nursing Home

The message from the ongoing strike in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, by AFSCME-represented nurses, certified nursing assistants, laundry and maintenance employees and groundskeepers is simple: “Residents before profits.”

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Iowa Workers Give Their Union a Resounding Vote of Confidence

In a resounding vote of confidence, virtually all of the more than 1,700 AFSCME Iowa public service workers voted this week to remain with their union.

Unions Bring Freedom to Workers

A right-wing group is trying to erode union rights. Read this powerful column by an AFSCME member out in California opposing this destructive campaign.

LINDA RODRIGUEZ, United Domestic Workers of America (UDWA), Local 3930 |

Strong Unions Will Help Us Return to Normal

In these abnormal times, unions will help us all return to normal. Read on to find out how.

Lee Saunders |

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 |

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 |

California Governor Signs Slew of AFSCME-Backed Bills

Standing strong for communities through AFSCME, public service workers in California implemented legislative changes to benefit employees and the Californians they serve.

AFSCME Staff |

Portland AFSCME Members Help Break Down Workplace Discrimination

AFSCME members of Local 88 in Oregon are speaking up in support of a resolution for workplace equity.

David Kreisman |

Supreme Court to Take Up Anti-Union Janus Case This Term

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a blatantly political effort to further rig the economic rules against working people.

AFSCME Staff |

In Memoriam: Alvin Turner, Memphis Sanitation Worker and Labor Hero

AFSCME mourns the passing of Alvin Turner, 83, a participant in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and member of AFSCME Local 1733.

Clyde Weiss |
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Labor Unions Brought You So Much More Than This Long Weekend

This Labor Day weekend – and much more – brought to you by unions.

Lee Saunders |