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A Decade Later: Four Ways Working People Are Still Paying for the 2008 Financial Crisis

Ten years ago this month, the Great Recession kicked into high gear, creating huge problems for working people that they are still working through. But things are looking up.

AFSCME Staff |

S-T McBride: ‘Let’s Hear the Truth’ About Kavanaugh’s Past

She reiterated AFSCME’s opposition to Kavanaugh, underscoring that he has consistently “ruled for wealthy corporate interests against working women, against working people.”

AFSCME Staff |

Catching a Suspected Killer

The suspected “Tinder serial killer” has been arrested – thanks to the work of a DC 37 criminalist.

DIANE S. WILLIAMS, DC 37 |
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Don’t Like Wealth Inequality? Join a Union

Unions help reduce the wealth inequality between white families and families of color, a new report shows.

Pablo Ros |

Keeping Kavanaugh Off the Supreme Court

Call 1-888-981-9704 today to reach your state’s senators and tell them to vote no on Kavanaugh.

Pete Levine |

Labor Union Approval Hits 15-Year High

This news comes despite a wave of unprecedented attacks by billionaire CEOs and corporate special interests to further rig our economy and democracy against everyday Americans.

Pete Levine |

Federal Judge Protects Workers’ Rights Against Attacks by Trump Administration

Federal workers achieved an important victory over the weekend, when a federal judge struck down key provisions of a series of executive orders signed by President Donald Trump to attack federal workers.

AFSCME Staff |

Contract Negotiations Underway, Workers at UMass Memorial Excited and Hopeful

“I think it’s exciting that we’re going to be able to share our input with the administration and I’m hoping that we’ll reach an agreement.”

Pablo Ros |

For Washington, D.C., Private EMS Workers – a New Contract and a Path Forward

The EMS professionals at American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service in Washington, D.C., recently ratified their first contract.

Pete Levine |

Brett Kavanaugh: No R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Women’s and Workers’ Rights

Stand up and speak out against Kavanaugh’s nomination. Our respect on the job is on the line – and Kavanaugh is going to find out what it means to us.

Elissa McBride, Secretary-Treasurer, AFSCME International |

MD Behavioral Health Workers Organize to Save Jobs, Block Unfair Relocation

Maryland behavioral health care workers banded together and successfully fought a proposal to relocate their jobs.

Katie Moy-Santos |

Stop Trump’s Proposal Before It Hurts Home Care Workers

The proposal would make it illegal for home care workers to choose to have dues come directly out of their paychecks.

AFSCME Staff |

MO Victory Over ‘Right to Work’ Shows Growing Momentum, Public Support for Unions

The effort to pit private-sector workers against each other and drive down wages for all employees was defeated.

Omar Tewfik |

Behavioral Health Workers in Oregon Want Change and Won’t Give Up

Before she began her career in behavioral health, Vialante Vieira was in a drug and alcohol recovery program at Volunteers of America Oregon in Portland. That experience helped her find her calling.

Pablo Ros |

NYC’s Public Health Network Agrees to Convert Many Temps to FT Jobs

After months of intense negotiations, the union has inked a deal with NYC Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H) that sharply curbs the agency’s reliance on temporary agency workers.

Diane S. Williams, DC 37 |

A Seat at the Table for EMS Workers in Prescott, Arizona

“We have a voice at the table with someone fighting for us."

Pete Levine |

Dania Beach Members Hold Management Accountable for Promised Raise

Without a union, you are fighting on your own against the very people who can make or break your job.

Mark McCullough |

Speak Up Now to Stop Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court!

We deserve a Supreme Court that protects the rights of all Americans, not just the wealthy and powerful. We deserve a court that holds the president and Congress accountable. Contact your senators and tell them to stop Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.

AFSCME Staff |

Dividing Workers into Camps is a Right-Wing Plot, not the AFSCME Way

AFSCME is committed to representing everyone in a workplace, not just those who pay union dues.

AFSCME Staff |

Standing with Federal Workers Against the White House’s Attacks

Wednesday is #RedforFeds day. Wear red to show solidarity for federal government workers whose rights are being threatened.

Pete Levine |