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NAACP Honors Former Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy, 1968 Memphis Strikers

AFSCME icons were honored at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Pete Levine |
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On The Record: I AM 2018

As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we celebrate a champion of both civil rights and labor rights.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Submits Merits Brief in the Janus case

AFSCME today filed its arguments opposing the anti-worker Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 Supreme Court case.

AFSCME Staff |

Miami-Dade School Employees Finish 2017 With Big Contract Win

The AFSCME local representing school employees in Florida’s most populous county ended 2017 with a strong contract.

Mark McCullough |

A Very Long Year for Working Families

Working people have had a tough year under President Donald Trump. AFSCME will continue to hold him accountable.

Pablo Ros |

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 |

NYC Union Fights State Workers’ Compensation Changes

District Council 37 is taking part in an all-out effort to fight proposed changes to the workers’ compensation system in New York.

Mike Lee, DC 37 |

How to Ensure Pay Fairness Through Your Union

Public service workers can better advocate for their communities and for each other when they come together in unions, as a Florida case illustrates.

Mark McCullough |

The False Slogan of Right to Work: An Attack on Worker Freedom

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders explains in a new column why the Janus v. AFSCME case would be particularly bad for minority communities.

Lee Saunders |

Trump Administration’s Position on Janus Is Yet Another Attack on Working People

The Trump administration sided with corporations and the wealthy in Janus v. AFSCME, which threatens workers’ ability to form strong unions.

Pablo Ros |

Why Janus v. AFSCME is a Threat to All Working People

Pres. Lee Saunders explains why the Janus v. AFSCME case is a big threat to public service workers.

Lee Saunders |

AFSCME Appeals Judge’s Ruling in Collective Bargaining Lawsuit

AFSCME in Iowa is taking its fight against an anti-collective bargaining law all the way to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Lisa Martin |

‘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 |