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Today We Honor Workers Who’ve Lost Their Lives on the Job

On this Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor those who have died on the job and strengthen our commitment to fight for safe workplaces.

Pablo Ros |

Louisiana Members Step up Actions for Workplace Safety, Funding

To stop violent attacks, employees of Louisiana’s Pinecrest Supports and Services Center used their union, and the news media, to get the word out.

Clyde Weiss and Raju Chebium |

New Study Shows “Right-to-Work” Laws Harm Workers

Recent “right-to-work” laws in the Midwest set the stage for a kind of regional experiment that is helping us answer an important question: What’s the impact of “right-to-work” laws on a state’s workforce?

Pablo Ros |

FL Members Active in Legislative Blitz

Members of Florida AFSCME advocated for working people’s priorities during a recent legislative blitz.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Strong Works at Louisiana State Penitentiary

At the Louisiana State Penitentiary, understaffing led to overtime for corrections officers at half the usual rate of compensation. Local 3056 fought back and won – and gained new members, too.

Clyde Weiss |

California EMS Workers Push for Bill of Rights

California EMS bill would resolve issues that affect emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics and others and the services they provide to their communities.

Kevin Brown |

Pres. Lee Saunders Blasts Senate for Gorsuch Vote

Pres. Lee Saunders said the Senate’s action to ram through the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch without strong bipartisan support sets a troubling precedent and sheds further light on the politicization of the judiciary.

AFSCME Staff |

Going ‘Nuclear’ Over Gorsuch Was a Bad Idea

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders blasts U.S. Senate’s decision to exercise ‘”nuclear option” to make it easier for Judge Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.

AFSCME Staff |

Maryland Governor Merits Just One Star

AFSCME Council 3 gives Gov. Larry Hogan a one-star review.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Rhode Island University Students Learn Why Unions Matter

President J. Michael Downey, Rhode Island Council 94, shared his personal story as example of why we need to stand up for unions.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

We Must Stand Firm on the 60-Vote Rule for Gorsuch

Working people are demanding that Congress stick with the 60-vote rule to confirm nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Omar Tewfik |

A Right We Cannot Take for Granted

Before March 1842, the right of workers to come together, form a union and have a voice on the job didn’t fully exist. This is how it became legal.

Pablo Ros |

DC EMTs and Paramedics Vote to Join AFSCME

Nearly 200 emergency medical technicians and paramedics serving the nation's capital voted to join AFSCME District Council 20.

Justin Lee |

‘I Know I Was Right, AFSCME Helped Me Prove It’

A state employee in Florida was wrongfully terminated. AFSCME helped her win her job back.

Mark McCullough |

Strength to Meet the Challenges Ahead

AFSCME’s commitment to organize and protect working people and challenge management to treat them with fairness, dignity and respect continues unabated despite a hostile political environment.

Pablo Ros, Justin Lee and David Patterson |

Times of Change, Times of Challenge

Times may be tough but AFSCME members remain focused on their mission to serve their communities.

Jesse Berney |

Don’t Forget: Today Is ‘A Day Without a Woman’

The same spirit of resistance behind the Women’s March on Washington underlies today’s “A Day Without a Woman.”

Pablo Ros |

In Florida, AFSCME’s Razor-Sharp Focus is on Growth

Florida AFSCME is looking for a few – make that many more – working people to reap the benefits of a strong contract and is working to build on membership growth it achieved last year.

Raju Chebium |

Texas Corrections Employees, Retirees Push Legislative Priorities

AFSCME members in Texas pushed legislative priorities that working people and retirees in the Lone Star State care about during face-to-face meetings with Texas lawmakers and staff this week.

Namita Waghray |

Illinois State Employees Vote to Authorize Strike

In the first-ever strike authorization vote, 81 percent of Illinois state workers voted to give their bargaining committee the authority to call a strike if necessary.

Anders Lindall |