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Behavioral Health Workers Closer to Winning Full Funding of Student Loan Repayment Program

Establishing and funding this new loan repayment program, part of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, is a priority for AFSCME’s United We Heal campaign.

Mark McCullough |

Nevada State Workers Rally for a Voice on the Job

Nevada state workers were joined by members of the Culinary Union Local 226 for a rally in support of Senate Bill 135, which will extend collective bargaining rights to state employees.

Cyndy Hernandez |

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 |

During Mental Health Month, Hear the Voices of Behavioral Health Professionals

Through AFSCME, more than 50,000 behavioral health workers in 29 states across the country have a voice on the job, and more are joining every day.

AFSCME Staff |
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An Inspiration to All: Jackie Saunders

AFSCME President Lee Saunders sat down with his mother to talk with her about her life as an organizer, activist and educator.

Lee Saunders |

Trump Administration Carries Out Vicious Attack on Home Care Workers

The administration has just released a rule that strikes a severe blow to home care workers and their ability to negotiate together.

AFSCME Staff |

Child Care Providers Rally To Improve Early Care and Education

The purpose of a May Day child care providers rally in Sacramento, California, was to improve early care services and education.

Jashua Bane |

Illinois State Workers On Proper Step After Illegal Freeze

State workers in Illinois are getting step increases they were denied under former Gov. Bruce Rauner, thanks to the current governor, J.B. Pritzker.

AFSCME Council 31 |

AFSCME Maryland State Workers Win Big in Legislative Session

Through AFSCME Strong organizing, state workers in Maryland secured new salary increases, job protections and benefits, including a 6% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the next fiscal year.

AFSCME Staff |

Assistant Attorneys General Win Right to Collectively Bargain

With the full force of WFSE behind them, AAGs were finally able to secure collective bargaining rights.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28/WFSE |

Nevada Voices: State Workers Explain Why They Need Collective Bargaining Rights

About 20,000 state workers in Nevada are close to getting collective bargaining rights for the first time ever after fighting for those rights for two decades.

Cyndy Hernandez |

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 |

Stop & Shop Strike Ends with Victory for Workers

The 31,000 workers of the Stop & Shop grocery chain in New England have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and are headed back to work.

Pete Levine |

It’s Back to School for OAPSE Members

The strike’s over at OAPSE Local 390 at Claymont City Schools in Ohio now that a new contract is in place.

Lisa Martin |

AFSCME Members Support Stop & Shop Workers in New England

Some 31,000 Stop & Shop workers who are members of UFCW walked off their jobs on April 11 from more than 240 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

AFSCME Staff |

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 |

Thousands of UC Workers Unite Against Unfair Labor Practices

The Wednesday strike came after the unions filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against the UC system. The charge alleges that UC management engaged in a range of illegal conduct.

Jashua Bane |
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EMS Workers in Las Vegas File for a Union Election

Nearly 400 EMS workers at AMR Las Vegas, a private company, are demanding a union election at their worksite.

Namita Waghray |

Workers Tell NV Lawmakers Why Collective Bargaining Bill is Needed

As the only public service workers in Nevada without the right to collectively bargain, SB135 will give state employees a seat at the table to advocate for the communities we serve.

Cyndy Hernandez |
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We Carry on Dr. King’s Fight

We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by carrying on his fight, 51 years after he paid the ultimate price.

Lee Saunders |