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We Organize Together. We Win Together.

“We must inspire hope in the weary and the fearful. Now more than ever, we must ask our co-workers questions that stir them up and challenge them to take action: Will we have the power we need to improve our lives if we are not united?”

AFSCME Staff |
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We've Got Plenty of Fight

"In a democracy, in a democracy with good union strength and skill and organizing power … we the people will win out."

AFSCME Staff |
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UNION

There is nothing we can’t do when we rise up to meet our challenges together. #RiseUpAFSCME

For Working Women, This is Not a Close Call

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh spells bad news for working women.

Elissa McBride |
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‘A Form of Identity Theft’

When a corporate front group misused an AFSCME Council 31 member’s photo, she called the group out on it.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Unionized Child Care Workers March Up ‘Canyon Of Heroes’ Demanding Wage Equality

Early childhood educators and other staff in New York City held a large rally to speak out about getting paid less than their peers.

G.L. Tyler, District Council 1707 (New York) |

New Member Explains Why She Joined Her Union After the Janus Ruling

A must-read column from a new member of AFSCME Council 31 who explains why she converted from being a fee payer to a full union member – after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

Erika Holst, AFSCME Council 31 |

Camden County Library Workers Ratify Contract After a Year of Activism

“Being really public about our value and doing community outreach to educate folks on what the library really does was so important, but what really turned it around for us was unity."

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |
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We're Fighting Back

AFSCME Council 31 member Stephen Mittons breaks down the Janus decision: The Supreme Court has sided with the billionaires to weaken our voices on the job.

Don’t Believe the Lies, AFSCME Remains Strong

The corporate interests who brought you the Janus ruling are launching their next phase.

AFSCME Staff |

‘The Labor Movement is Bigger Than One Supreme Court Decision’

AFSCME President Lee Saunders in a USA TODAY column about the Janus ruling: “The labor movement is bigger than one Supreme Court decision.”

Lee Saunders |

Supreme Court Sides with Billionaires Over Working People

The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with powerful CEOs, billionaires and corporate special interests against public service workers and everyday working people by issuing an adverse ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

AFSCME Staff |

Oregon VOA Members Win First Contract

Workers at an Oregon behavioral health facility won their first contract after a tough fight.

Ross Grami, Oregon AFSCME |

Strong Relationships, Member Solidarity Net Strong Contract in Northern CA

Workers at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in northern California have won a new contract that is a testament to what public service workers can accomplish when they join together under a union.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

AFSCME-Backed Student-Loan Bill Passes House

An important AFSCME-backed student loan repayment bill has cleared the U.S. House.

AFSCME Staff |

‘We Wouldn’t Have Anything If It Weren’t for Our Union’

Only by joining together in a union can public service workers stand up to those who want to take away their fair pay and benefits and wreck their retirement and health care security.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Stands with Federal Workers to Challenge Trump Executive Order

AFSCME is joining a lawsuit filed by a federal employee union to fight back against the Trump administration’s attacks on federal workers.

AFSCME Staff |

For This Behavioral Health Professional, Being Part of a Strong Union Is Key

Being part of a strong union, Mike Yestramski says, is key to his ability to provide quality behavioral health services.

Pablo Ros |
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Public Service Workers Need Unions. Here's Why.

Members of Congress and the head of the AFL-CIO explain why workers need unions.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME to Trump: Federal Workers Deserve Respect

AFSCME President Lee Saunders blasted the Trump administration for issuing a series of executive orders that make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

AFSCME Staff |