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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 |
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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 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 |

A Proud Day for Delaware

State workers from all over Delaware filed into Gov. John Carney’s office to witness him signing into law a bill that protects public sector unions and allows more state employees to collectively bargain for higher wages.

Sara Haas |

Union Momentum Grows: 20,000 Nevada State Employees to Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

Twenty thousand Nevada state employees are earning a seat at the table after the legislature passed a collective bargaining bill over the weekend.

AFSCME Staff |

UMass Memorial Hospital Workers Win Big with New Contract

This victory for our AFSCME sisters and brothers in Worcester, Massachusetts, was possible thanks to their strong union and a collaborative relationship with hospital management in which workers’ voices are taken seriously.

AFSCME Staff |
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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 |

Council 31 Members Make Gains in the Fight for Workplace Safety

AFSCME Council 31 members who work for Illinois’ Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice successfully used their union contract.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Behavioral Health Workers Closer to Winning Full Funding of Student Loan Repayment Program

Establishing and funding this new loan repayment program, part of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, is a priority for AFSCME’s United We Heal campaign.

Mark McCullough |

ASEA Members Block Privatization of Alaska Psychiatric Institute

More than 200 Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA) members work at API as protective service workers, nurses and clinicians.

Jashua Bane |

Nevada State Workers Rally for a Voice on the Job

Nevada state workers were joined by members of the Culinary Union Local 226 for a rally in support of Senate Bill 135, which will extend collective bargaining rights to state employees.

Cyndy Hernandez |

Because They Never Quit, Florida Workers Won Back Pay Case

Members and retirees of AFSCME Local 161 never quit, and now they’ve won a back pay case with an $800,000 settlement.

Mark McCullough |

Injured on the Job, Corrections Officer Links Safety with Collective Bargaining Rights

The day after he was released from a hospital, a bruised and swollen Kelvin Chung told a state Senate committee that state employees like him need collective bargaining rights to advocate for safety on the job.

Cyndy Hernandez |

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 |

AFSCME Congratulates Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones on Historic Victory

Maryland Delegate Adrienne Jones made history this week by becoming the first woman and the first African American to be elected speaker of the House of Delegates.

AFSCME Staff |

Illinois State Workers On Proper Step After Illegal Freeze

State workers in Illinois are getting step increases they were denied under former Gov. Bruce Rauner, thanks to the current governor, J.B. Pritzker.

AFSCME Council 31 |

AFSCME Maryland State Workers Win Big in Legislative Session

Through AFSCME Strong organizing, state workers in Maryland secured new salary increases, job protections and benefits, including a 6% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the next fiscal year.

AFSCME Staff |
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