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AFSCME Members Secure Big Victories in Texas

In Texas, AFSCME members secured a trifecta of victories.

Namita Waghray |

AFSCME Defeats Raft of Bad Bills Filed in NM

“Our union is taking action,” said Council 18 president Casey Padilla, referring to AFSCME’s successful efforts to stop anti-worker proposals from becoming law in New Mexico. “We're speaking up politically on behalf of workers.”

Carter Bundy and Kevin Brown |

Living Paycheck to Paycheck Gets Harder When the Boss Doesn’t Pay You Right

Shortchanging Maryland state workers will cost the boss. Read on to find out more.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Council 4 Members Fight Back to Protect Collective Bargaining in Connecticut

Connecticut public workers fought off more than 100 attempts to cut their collective bargaining rights.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

The AFSCME Difference: How Thousands of Workers Are Finding Their Voice

At a time of growing economic and political uncertainty, thousands of public service workers across the country are joining with AFSCME to gain a voice.

Pablo Ros |

New Jersey’s Local 3779-D Achieves a Milestone — 100% Membership

AFSCME members in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, achieve rare milestone – 100 percent membership.

John Noonan |

FL State Workers Getting First Real Raise in 11 Years – Thanks to AFSCME

Thousands of state employees in Florida are getting their first real raises in 11 years, and they have AFSCME Florida to thank for it.

Mark McCullough |

At a Time of Change, She Was a Voice for Her Local

Jackie Spanjers, a nurse at Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center in Minnesota, is retiring after 21 years of service. During a challenging time for workers at the mental health treatment center, she was a voice for her local.

Pablo Ros |

Priorities USA Report: Voter ID Laws Suppressed Turnout in Presidential Election

Wisconsin’s voter ID law suppressed turnout among African Americans and other groups, benefiting Trump, Priorities USA says in new report.

Clyde Weiss |

Best Way to Honor Corrections Professionals? Provide Adequate Staffing.

To corrections officers and employees everywhere, we say a special thank you during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.

Pablo Ros |

Is Trump For or Against Offshoring?

As a new study reveals, after 100 days in office, President Donald Trump continues to reward U.S. companies that offshore jobs.

Pablo Ros |

Now More Than Ever: May Day is a Must

This year’s May Day message of inclusiveness and respect honors not just workers but other groups under attack.

Pete Levine |

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 |