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Fighting the Pay Fight

Texas corrections officers fought hard to correct longtime pay inequities – and won by persuading state legislators to do the right thing.

Antonio Lewis |

Despite Vetoes, Alaska Members Fight for Public Services

Alaska members are not giving up the fight to reverse Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes. They’re working with the legislature to prevent public services and higher education from being decimated.

Jashua Bane |

We Applaud House Effort to Give Federal Employees Paid Leave

We applaud the House for passing a bill that would guarantee federal workers up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for their children or sick family members or to recover from serious medical problems.

Pablo Ros |

2020 Public Service Forum is Largest Candidate Event in AFSCME History

With at least 19 participants, the 2020 Public Service Forum will be the largest presidential candidate forum in AFSCME history.

Pete Levine |

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 |

Paying it Forward in Parma

Never Quit Award Winner Annie Hoffman brings a laugh and a smile to her students’ and co-workers’ faces.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME President Lee Saunders Welcomes Acosta Resignation

While the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta comes as welcome news to workers, it highlights the Trump administration’s consistent theme of chaos over quality.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME  Members to Question Presidential Candidates at Forum

America’s public service workers will make their voices heard in this election. As they dedicate their lives to making our communities stronger, safer and healthier, they have a unique perspective into solving the problems Americans face every day.

AFSCME Staff |

School Bus Privatization Blocked in Maryland’s Second-Largest District

The members of Local 2250 organized and wrote hundreds of letters to school board members urging them to cancel the vote.

Sara Haas |

42 Years of Honorable Service – 9/11 Responder Honored During Retirement

We honor Jim Tucciarelli, a 9/11 first responder and advocate for Ground Zero workers, who retired last week.

Sara Haas |

Court Case Threatens Health Care for Millions

AFSCME knocks the Trump administration’s latest attempt to upend the Affordable Care Act.

Pete Levine |

States, Cities Tackling Minimum Wage, Congress Trying to Catch Up

States and localities are ahead of Congress on raising the minimum wage up to $15 an hour. The last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage – from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour – was 10 years ago this month.

Jay Hutchison |

Alaskans Brace for ‘Draconian’ Budget Cuts

Alaskans will be hurt by their governor’s budget cuts, which will devastate public services.

Jashua Bane |

Council 13 Members Ratify Four-Year Contract with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Signed, sealed and delivered. A new four-year contract has been approved by tens of thousands of public service workers employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM KAUFFMAN, AFSCME COUNCIL 13 |

We Mourn the Passing of Brother Dan Pereira

Brother Dan Pereira of Rhode Island was one of seven people killed in a motorcycle accident in New Hampshire.

AFSCME Staff |

At Rogers High School in Minnesota, Special Ed Students Find a Safe Place in Becky Grupa

“She just makes it so easy for kids to learn because she puts them at ease and lets them know that it’s okay if you don’t know something."

Pablo Ros |
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AFSCME is on a Roll

AFSCME is notching victories coast to coast and is energized by pro-worker momentum from state houses to Congress. A year after the Janus v. AFSCME ruling, the wind is at our backs.

Lee Saunders |

Former Iowa Nurse Speaks Up for Union Bill in Congress

A former Iowa nurse and AFSCME member who was attacked on the job supports congressional legislation that would protect union rights.

Pablo Ros |

Honoring the Stonewall Uprising As We Commemorate Pride Month

AFSCME celebrates Pride Month and we vow to never stop fighting for LGBTQ rights.

Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer Shared Ideas@AFSCME

Rep. Abby Finkenauer, who was elected last fall to serve Iowa's First Congressional District, joined AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride to talk about the effect of collective bargaining on Iowans and discuss why she stands with AFSCME.

Jay Hutchison |

Proposals in Congress Would Allow More Workers to Form Unions

The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act will give workers more freedom to join unions.

AFSCME Staff |

New Era in Illinois: State Workers Secure Fair Contract

In an unmistakable sign that a new era has dawned in Illinois, state workers have secured a fair, new contract from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Pride@Work Honors AFSCME, President Saunders

AFSCME and President Lee Saunders were honored by Pride@Work for fighting for LGBTQ workers’ rights.

Jay Hutchison |

NJ Member Goes Back to School Thanks to the Free College Benefit

New Jersey’s Jamika Flowers credits AFSCME Free College with making her educational dream possible.

Sara Haas |

San Diego Puts Ill-Conceived ‘Proposition B’ Pension Measure to Bed

Measure denying pensions for new public service workers in San Diego is now history.

Erica Zeitlin, AFSCME District Council 36 |

Following Attack, AFSCME Iowa Nurse Speaks Out for Safe Workplaces

"They refused to let my co-workers donate vacation days to help me make it through. They refused my request for unpaid time off once my paid sick time ran out. And finally, they fired me."

AFSCME Staff |

Celebrating Tim Hughes of WFSE

Union activist, storyteller, a family man. Those are apt words to describe Tim Hughes, a leading conservative voice within AFSCME Council 28 in Washington state.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |

AFSCME Supports New Universal Child Care Legislation

Too many families struggle to afford high-quality child care. However, thanks to a new bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Deb Haaland, that might change.

Pete Levine |

Post-Tornado Recovery Work in Ohio Underscores AFSCME Never Quit Spirit

The tornadoes left more than 70,000 without power and water, and destroyed more than 500 buildings – including the homes of more than 50 AFSCME members.

Joe Widener, AFSCME Council 8 |

Fight for Collective Bargaining Had Able Foot Soldiers – State Workers Themselves

Local 4041 members who played such an important role in winning collective bargaining rights will continue to lead the way to ensuring state employees have the needed resources to improve state services for the people of Nevada.

Cyndy Hernandez |

NQSA Winner Marie Cetti and K-9 Uno: A Level of Companionship Like No Other

Marie Cetti is a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. For her and K-9 Uno, going above and beyond the call of duty is almost a part of the job description.

AFSCME Staff |
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'A Bold and Historic Step'

Watch as AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains why giving Nevada state workers collective bargaining rights is a “bold and historic step.

AFSCME Staff |

Nevada State Employees Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

When Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 135 on Wednesday, Nevada state employees officially won collective bargaining rights for the first time ever.

AFSCME Staff |

Pharmacists at Kaiser Hawaii Choose to Build Power Through AFSCME

At least 100 pharmacists at Kaiser Hawaii in Honolulu have joined forced with UNAC/UHCP.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Members Urge Congress to Pay for Behavioral Health Clinics

Last week, the health subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on several critical health care bills facing funding shortfalls.

Mark McCullough |

A President’s Empty Promises

Though he claimed to be a champion of workers, President Donald Trump has proven to be an ally of corporations and wealthy special interests.

Pete Levine |

House Committee Rebukes FLRA Chair for Anti-Union Bias

The head of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), Colleen Duffy Kiko, faced strong criticism this week at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations.

AFSCME Staff |

Members of FL Local Help Secure the Futures of Those They Serve

Local 3025, whose members work at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, awarded scholarships to two members of the graduating senior class.

KELLY BENJAMIN, AFSCME FLORIDA, and AFSCME STAFF |

AFSCME Welcomes New Mental Health Care Providers in Washington

A dozen mental health practitioner leads and mental health practitioner clinical specialists at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center joined AFSCME to tackle the issues of discrimination, safety and fair pay.

JUSTINE WINNIE, COUNCIL 28 & AFSCME INTERNATIONAL STAFF |

In Sign of Unity Among Lawmakers, Puerto Ricans Will Get $1.4 Billion in Disaster Aid

Despite opposition by the Trump administration, the government of Puerto Rico will receive $1.4 billion to help with ongoing rebuilding efforts under a disaster-aid bill that Congress passed by an overwhelming margin.

AFSCME Staff |
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