AFSCME Corrections United – We're 62,000 corrections officers and 23,000 corrections employees who've joined forces in AFSCME to fight for better pay and benefits, for safe workplaces, and to uphold the standard of professionalism in our field. ACU members are men and women working all across the country, in both maximum- and minimum-security facilities, state prisons and county jails. ACU has a proven record of accomplishments on the federal, state and local levels, and at the bargaining table – fighting to improve the pay and working conditions of all COs and corrections employees.
Latest News »
- Mar 29 Florida lawmakers look to privatize prisons The Florida Senate quietly slipped language into budget proposal that seeks to give corporations the... (Miami Herald)
- Mar 27 Plan for prisons: ODRC talks concerns, statistics on privatizing facilities As Ohio Gov. John Kasich's proposal to sell five prisons proceeds, including two in Marion... (Marion Star)
- Mar 25 Lawmakers Continue Push To Sell Prison, Despite Overcrowding AFSCME urges Illinois lawmakers to ease overcrowding by opening the Thomson Correctional Center rather than... (WSIL-TV)
Letters, Statements & More »
- Apr 16AFSCME Writes in Support of Temple University Ethics Complaint A joint letter by AFSCME Council 33, Council 13 and Corrections Local 159 regarding the complaint filed by private prison watchdog Alex Friedman against Professors Hakim and Blackstone, alleging a failure to properly disclose funding sources.
AFSCME Public Safety News »
Spring 2015 Public Safety News Newtown Officers Honored for Courage; We Must Stand with Law Enforcement Officers; Improving Police-Community Relations; CO Is Attacked by Inmate, Then Management; Understaffing Concerns in Ohio Prisons; Mentally Ill Inmates Pose Challenge to COsPrevious Issues »