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Oregon VOA Members Win First Contract

Workers at an Oregon behavioral health facility won their first contract after a tough fight.

Ross Grami, Oregon AFSCME |

Strong Relationships, Member Solidarity Net Strong Contract in Northern CA

Workers at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in northern California have won a new contract that is a testament to what public service workers can accomplish when they join together under a union.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

AFSCME-Backed Student-Loan Bill Passes House

An important AFSCME-backed student loan repayment bill has cleared the U.S. House.

AFSCME Staff |

MA Local Blocks School Bus Service Privatization Scheme

One Massachusetts local blocked a misguided plan to privatize bus services offered by the public school district.

John Killoy, AFSCME Council 93 |

‘We Wouldn’t Have Anything If It Weren’t for Our Union’

Only by joining together in a union can public service workers stand up to those who want to take away their fair pay and benefits and wreck their retirement and health care security.

Pablo Ros |

MN Gov Signs Pension Bill

Thanks to a new pension law, public worker pensions in Minnesota have been shored up for decades to come.

AFSCME Council 5 |

AFSCME Stands with Federal Workers to Challenge Trump Executive Order

AFSCME is joining a lawsuit filed by a federal employee union to fight back against the Trump administration’s attacks on federal workers.

AFSCME Staff |

City of Ann Arbor AFSCME Workers Notch Big Anti-Outsourcing Victory

AFSCME members who work for the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, notched a big victory against outsourcing recently.

AFSCME Council 25 |

Privatization Plan Defeated in NH

Members of an AFSCME local in New Hampshire fought off a school district’s proposal to privatize custodial services.

Melissa Weinstein |

How the Plaintiff in Janus v. AFSCME Benefits from His Union

Mark Janus, the plaintiff in the Janus v. AFSCME case, benefits from his union. So what convinced Mr. Janus to join this destructive lawsuit?

Donnie Killen |

128 Oregon Workers Say Yes to AFSCME

A total of 128 Oregon behavioral health workers say yes to AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Members Fight Privatization of Florida Public Utility

AFSCME members in Jacksonville, Florida, have won the first round in their fight to prevent the local electric utility from falling into private hands.

Mark McCullough |

Hospital Workers in D.C. Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFSCME

Workers at Providence Hospital in the nation’s capital have decided to join together in a union to gain a voice in their workplace.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Oregon Executive Director Gets Arrested in Solidarity with Bargaining Workers

Securing a fair contract may call for strong actions – including getting arrested. Just ask Oregon AFSCME.

Ross Grami, Oregon AFSCME |

University of California Workers Strike for Fair Pay and Respect on the Job

Members of AFSCME Local 3299 who work for the University of California are on strike.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Fights Pension Cost-of-Living Freeze in Ohio

OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4 members are standing up for thousands of retirees who are already struggling to get by.

Melissa Weinstein |

Puerto Rico Members Protest Austerity Plan

AFSCME members in Puerto Rico join mass protests against pay, retirement cuts and other austerity measures.

AFSCME Staff |
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This is the AFSCME Agenda

And it’s focused on workers like you.

Elissa McBride |

Florida Local Uses Strong Contract to Save Jobs and Fix Workplace Problems

Thanks to a strong contract, a Florida local was able to save jobs and fix other workplace problems.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Fights Outsourcing at the University of Washington

AFSCME members in Washington state are fighting to prevent outsourcing of laundry services at the state’s public medical school.

Tim Welch and Jashua Bane |
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