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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 |

Trump Tries to Hide Workplace Deaths, but He Can’t Make Us Forget Them

How many workers died on the job in the U.S. last year? The Trump administration just made it harder for you to find out.

Clyde Weiss |

If Only She Had a Union, She Might Still Have her Job

She says she was fired her having her period at work. If only she’d had a union to protect her.

Clyde Weiss |

Church Tied to AFSCME and Civil Rights History Now a National Landmark

A historic Memphis church with ties to the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation strike of 1968 – part of AFSCME’s history – has been designated a national landmark.

Clyde Weiss |

1.8 Million Reasons to Belong to a Union

After being illegally furloughed in 2011, members of one ASFCME local in Massachusetts received back pay this summer, thanks to our union’s persistence.

Jim Durkin, AFSCME Council 93 |

The March on Washington was about Civil and Workers’ Rights

The 1963 March on Washington wasn’t just about civil rights. It was also about workers’ rights.

AFSCME STAFF |

Labor’s Hall of Honor or Hall of Shame?

The U.S. Labor Department says it will induct into its “Hall of Honor” a man who broke a labor union: former President Ronald Reagan.

Clyde Weiss |

Why Joining a Strong Union Is the Way to Go

American workers have always done better when they join together in strong unions. A report out today reiterates that important point.

Pablo Ros |

A Candidate Who Will Fight for Working People: Elizabeth Guzman

Elizabeth Guzman, a member of AFSCME Virginia Local 3001, is up against an eight-term, anti-worker incumbent in the House of Delegates.

Clyde Weiss |

Lessons from Iowa

This past February, Iowa’s collective bargaining law was gutted. Learn how they’re standing up to take back what’s theirs.

Pete Levine |

Red Cross Workers in Midwestern Local Win First Contract

Success. About 300 Red Cross workers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota have secured their first contract.

Lisa Martin |

Springfield Housing Authority Workers Fight for Fair Wages, Better Contract

The fight for a fair contract continues at the Springfield, Ill., Housing Authority.

David Kreisman |

Activists Share Ideas, Develop Best Practices to Strengthen AFSCME

At the first of many planned AFSCME activist exchanges, 18 activists shared ideas and strategies to strengthen our union.

Ashley Jenkins and Raju Chebium |

Threats Facing Working People and AFSCME’s Response

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders discusses the threats facing AFSCME members and working people everywhere and what our union is doing about it.

SPLINTERNEWS.COM |

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 |

Making the Case in MD: VMOs Engage and Succeed

A recent Volunteer Member Organizing blitz in western Maryland succeeded in converting at least 130 fee payers into full members.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Members in Texas Ready to Defend their Union Freedoms

The Texas governor is setting the agenda for a special session with 19 items that will include Senate Bill 7 and its companion House Bill 156 to eliminate dues deductions for unions.

Namita Waghray |

Families Worry about Vital Services and Jobs; NJ Gov. Christie Headed to the Beach

AFSCME New Jersey members are fighting to make sure that state workers affected by a brief – and needless – government shutdown get paid in full.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

2 Unions Work Together to Win for Working Families

As we face a wave of unprecedented attacks on our workplace rights, AFSCME members in Florida are trying a new approach to secure electoral success.

Mark McCullough |

Paid Leave is an Investment in Working Families, but Trump’s Plan Falls Short

Trump’s meager plan for paid family leave “falls far short of what most working Americans need,” congressional Democrats write. We agree.

Clyde Weiss |