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AFSCME Members Join University of California Strike for Day of Solidarity

When UPTE’s research and technical workers went on strike starting Wednesday, about 5,000 AFSCME members joined in solidarity for that one day.

AFSCME Staff |

Women Vote. Women Lead. Women Win.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride spoke with Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Jessica Powell |

More Courts Agree: Attacks Against Public Service Workers Are Going Too Far

Courts are increasingly putting a stop to mounting attacks against public service workers, this time to recover previously paid fair share fees.

AFSCME Staff |

State Nurses Find Power in Numbers

Feeling empowered as they fight for collective bargaining rights, some state-employed nurses in Nevada are taking steps to improve their working conditions.

Cyndy Hernandez |
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On the Record: Resilience

Watch AFSCME President Lee Saunders explain how our union is resisting, persisting and continuing to build worker power.

AFSCME Staff |

Behavioral Health Members Are Becoming AFSCME Strong in Oregon

At 101 events across the state in January, Council 75’s weeklong blitz engaged 1,700 members, who did everything from talking to co-workers about the difference joining a union makes, to becoming active in their union, to increasing membership.

Mark McCullough |

Victories Against Anti-Worker Laws in Missouri, New Mexico Show Momentum

Together, these two recent victories reflect a broader push in the states to unrig the rules that rob working families of their voices.

Pete Levine |
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A Vital Link in the Chain

911 dispatchers save lives. Unfortunately, their contributions to the emergency response system are often overlooked. A new bill co-sponsored by former AFSCME member Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) will change that.

Pete Levine |

The ‘Gig’ Economy Isn’t As Big As You May Think

Despite conventional wisdom that we’re seeing a rise of “gig” workers and independent contractors, a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows that the trend is more hype than real.

AFSCME Staff |

Fighting for Better Working Conditions in San Mateo County

Our Local 829 sisters and brothers with San Mateo County’s Human Services Agency unit started their two-day strike on Tuesday, calling on county management to offer them a fair contract.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

AFSCME NJ Joins National Campaign to Elevate Behavioral Health Industry

The United We Heal campaign aims to build a strong and equitable behavioral health community that ensures workers have their voices protected.

Kathleen Cancio, Mark McCullough |

Strong Unions Mean Strong African-American Communities

AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains how labor unions were instrumental in improving the lives of African-Americans.

Lee Saunders |

Attorneys for Washington State Seek Collective Bargaining Rights

Assistant attorneys general in Washington state seek collective bargaining rights from the legislature.

Jashua Bane |

Member Spotlight: Council 66 Member Helps ‘Urban Experiment’ Thrive

Meet Evan Lowenstein, an AFSCME Council 66 member who takes pride in helping the city market in Rochester, New York, thrive.

Aaron Gallant, AFSCME Council 66 |

AFSCME Stands in Solidarity with West Virginia Teachers

They struck on Tuesday and into Wednesday, marshaling 30,000 educators and allies to speak out against that state Senate’s education bill.

Pete Levine |

Paid Parental Leave – Negotiated by Workers For Workers Through Their Unions

Union jobs gave Amanda and Justin Aurelius something priceless last year: Time off together with their new baby and toddler son.

AFSCME Council 5 |

Collective Bargaining on the Horizon for Nevada State Employees

SB135 will enable more than 20,000 Nevada state employees to have a seat at the table with the governor and the Nevada Legislature and gain a voice in the decision making over working conditions and compensation.

Cyndy Hernandez |
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Union Leaders Discuss the Future of American Labor

AFSCME President Lee Saunders and leaders of other public sector unions stressed that organizing and cross-union collaboration are vital for the future of the labor movement in the post-Janus era.

AFSCME Staff |

NAACP President: Labor Rights Are Civil Rights

The head of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, made a strong case for a future in which the fights for labor rights and civil rights are one and the same.

AFSCME Staff |

House Approves Much-Needed Raise for Federal Workers

The bill, called the “Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019,” was approved 259-161, with bipartisan support.