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AFSCME Supports Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

The legislation would ensure “that rights aren’t just on paper, but that they can be enforced and implemented” legally and in ways to decrease retaliation.

Jay Hutchison |

Trump Administration Carries Out Vicious Attack on Home Care Workers

The administration has just released a rule that strikes a severe blow to home care workers and their ability to negotiate together.

AFSCME Staff |

Child Care Providers Rally To Improve Early Care and Education

The purpose of a May Day child care providers rally in Sacramento, California, was to improve early care services and education.

Jashua Bane |

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 |

OH Member: Janus Case Threatens Vulnerable State Residents

One of our Ohio members explains how the Janus case threatens the most vulnerable residents of her state.

JEANA CAMPOLO, Local 4220 (OCSEA) |

Scab Labor Failing to Provide 5-Star Care at Cedar Haven Nursing Home

The message from the ongoing strike in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, by AFSCME-represented nurses, certified nursing assistants, laundry and maintenance employees and groundskeepers is simple: “Residents before profits.”

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Unions Bring Freedom to Workers

A right-wing group is trying to erode union rights. Read this powerful column by an AFSCME member out in California opposing this destructive campaign.

LINDA RODRIGUEZ, United Domestic Workers of America (UDWA), Local 3930 |

Slashing Medicaid Would Devastate In-Home Care Patients and Providers

For 5 million Americans who receive home care and for the AFSCME members who provide that vital service, cuts and caps to Medicaid would have devastating consequences.

Omar Tewfik |

A Safer Workplace for California Health Care Workers

Healthcare workers in California will get new workplace safety protection rules, starting April 1.

Clyde Weiss |

The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives – Now It’s Time to Save It

When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they do so as if they didn’t realize that the welfare of millions of people is at stake.

Pablo Ros |

We Must Be Vigilant on Health Care

The Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid are all at risk of being gutted. It’s up to us to protect them.

Jesse Berney |

Overtime Pay is Now the Rule for Many Home Care Providers

Nearly two million home care workers nationwide now have the right to overtime pay, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling.

Clyde Weiss |

Q&A With Johanna Puno Hester

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Q&A with AFSCME’s Johanna Puno Hester.

Pablo Ros |

California Home Care Providers Win Overtime Pay

California’s home care providers have finally won overtime pay and travel time compensation after years of advocacy.

Kevin Brown |

Documentary Film Shows Threat to ‘Right to Unite’

Watch the trailer for “The Right to Unite,” narrated by Bradley Whitford, known for his role on The West Wing. The clip tells the story of 2 women, whose lives were destroyed by a Supreme Court ruling that limited their workers’ rights.

Pablo Ros |

Taking Time to Honor Those Who Care by Fixing Our Long-Term Care Crisis

Homecare is the fastest growing industry in the country. Every day, 10,000 people in this country turn 65—but even as the need for long-term care increases daily, the work of homecare providers remains undervalued and under appreciated.

UDW/AFSCME Local 3930, the Homecare Providers Union |

Next Wave Assembly Applies Street Heat

Young AFSCME members gathered in St. Louis for the 3rd annual Next Wave Assembly, getting an opportunity to strengthen their organizing skills, rally for Missouri home care attendants and connect with a network of future labor leaders.

Namita Waghray |

Thousands of Pennsylvania Home Care Providers Vote to Make Voices Heard

Thousands of home care providers in Pennsylvania voted in April to form a union to advocate for expanding and improving services for seniors and people with disabilities.

Pablo Ros |