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Honoring the Past, Fighting for the Future

AFSCME Retirees are a big factor in our union’s growth agenda. Their message to working members is clear: “We need to keep fighting for what previous generations have won.”

In Depth

AFSCME Women: Motivated, Mobilized and Leading the Way

We organize for rights and respect, and in 2020 we will organize to make sure people in public service have a say in the elections.

A Voice on the Job in Behavioral Health

More people are seeking behavioral health services, but the workers aren’t getting the respect they deserve. Our multimedia project shows how you can change that.

The Racist Roots of Right to Work

Proponents of so-called “right to work” often use lofty language to sell their agenda, but the truth behind right to work is much uglier. It was started in the Jim Crow South of the 1940s by a self-described white supremacist.

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We’re Standing Together

Unions are the key to fixing this rigged economy. The U.S. Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME, strikes at our freedom to join in strong unions for a better future. Stand in solidarity with working people.

Learn More: Janus v. AFSCME

Supreme Court Sides with Billionaires Over Working People

The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with powerful CEOs, billionaires and corporate special interests against public service workers and everyday working people by issuing an adverse ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

Why Janus v. AFSCME is a Threat to All Working People

Pres. Lee Saunders explains why the Janus v. AFSCME case is a big threat to public service workers.

Scam Alert: State Policy Network

You could become the target of a scam to trick you into quitting your union. Don’t fall for it.

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Nominate Someone Today!

Know someone at your work who’s truly dedicated to public service? Someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty and does an outstanding job? Nominate them for a Never Quit Service Award.

AFSCME Members Never Quit

With Poise and Compassion, Heather Mikesell Protects Children in Fairbanks, AK

Heather Mikesell earned AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award through her dedication to helping the children of Fairbanks, Alaska.

A Minor Gesture Makes a Major Difference

Iowa utility worker Chris DeHarty, a member of AFSCME Local 212 (Council 61), helped his fellow public service worker, Lynette Tiede-Beals, in a time of crisis.

Beating the Expectations, Believing in His Community

George Morales, a member of AFSCME Local 1624, has always believed in his community, even when others didn’t. That’s why he’s a Never Quit Service Award winner.

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