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Oregon Health and Science University Workers Stand Together for Respect

It was a massive show of strength as more than 1,400 people stood together for a fair contract for Oregon Health and Science University workers.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Member Finds Valuable Assistance Through Union Plus Disability Grant

One AFSCME member found help through the Union Plus Disability Grant after she was forced to stop working. You can, too.

Union Plus |
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AFSCME California Members Strike Again to Protest Outsourcing by UC

Watch video of the latest strike against the University of California.

Jashua Bane |

Thousands of UC Workers Unite Against Unfair Labor Practices

The Wednesday strike came after the unions filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against the UC system. The charge alleges that UC management engaged in a range of illegal conduct.

Jashua Bane |

Oregon Graduate Researchers Working Toward First Contract

First was the fight to unionize. Now some Oregon graduate students are putting together their first contract.

David Kreisman |

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 |

Barbara Jacobs: A Half Century of Service

A mail clerk at The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Jacobs has been a welcome presence for the academy’s cadets throughout her nearly 50-year career.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Joins ‘Fund Our Future’ Campaign in Support of Quality Public Education

The ambitious new effort launched by the American Federation of Teachers seeks high-quality public education for all.

AFSCME Staff |

A Community Rallies Behind AFSCME Member’s Effort to Help Puerto Rico

When Hurricanes Maria and Irma struck, AFSCME member Gardy Domenech began a modest relief drive. He had no idea how his community in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, would rally behind him.

Pete Levine |

“A Struggle Our Union Has Been Waging for Decades”

AFSCME President Lee Saunders and Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride joined University of California strikers in their fight against outsourcing, wage inequality and more.

AFSCME Staff |

University of California Employees Mulling Second Strike of the Year

The strike vote, set for later this month, follows a three-day walkout by 53,000 UC workers last May over their employer's outsourcing practices.

AFSCME Local 3299 |

A Long, Hard-Earned Victory for Bay Area Community College Workers

Support staff at one California community college district are celebrating a strong contract that followed an arduous negotiating process.

Jashua Bane |

University of California Workers Strike for Fair Pay and Respect on the Job

Members of AFSCME Local 3299 who work for the University of California are on strike.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Fights Outsourcing at the University of Washington

AFSCME members in Washington state are fighting to prevent outsourcing of laundry services at the state’s public medical school.

Tim Welch and Jashua Bane |

UC Workers Overwhelmingly Approve Strike Vote

AFSCME-represented University of California workers have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike vote.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME to UC: Do More to Fight Inequality in Your Workforce

AFSCME Local 3299, the University of California’s largest employee union, has some advice for its employer: Do more to reduce inequality in your own workforce.

Pablo Ros |

Deaf AFSCME Member in WA Wears Armor of Empathy to Fight for Others

Meet a deaf AFSCME Member in Washington state who fights for his community using empathy as his weapon.

TIM WELCH, AFSCME Council 28 |

How to Ensure Pay Fairness Through Your Union

Public service workers can better advocate for their communities and for each other when they come together in unions, as a Florida case illustrates.

Mark McCullough |

California Governor Signs Slew of AFSCME-Backed Bills

Standing strong for communities through AFSCME, public service workers in California implemented legislative changes to benefit employees and the Californians they serve.

AFSCME Staff |

Strong Contract Turns into Strong Membership Growth

AFSCME Local 3346 executed a strong contract-ratification campaign and membership blitz to show new employees at Florida International University the AFSCME difference.

Mark McCullough |