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Nevada Members Oppose Overtime Rule Changes – And Workers Win

AFSCME Nevada members fought off an attempt by the state to change an overtime rule in a way that would’ve hurt many state employees.

Cyndy Hernandez |

AFSCME Applauds House for Passing Prescription Drugs Cost Cutting Bill

We applaud the House of Representatives for passing the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Prescription Drug Costs Now Act. Now the Senate should do the same.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Applauds Major Win on Paid Leave for Federal Workers

After years of trying, Congress strikes deal providing paid parental leave for federal workers.

Pete Levine |

LA Museum Does the Right Thing

Los Angeles museum takes the right approach – it voluntarily recognizes workers’ union.

AFSCME Staff |

SNAP Rule Change Will Leave Hundreds of Thousands Hungry

A change to SNAP imposed by the Trump administration will leave hundreds of thousands in hunger.

Pete Levine |

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.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Supports Bill to Restore Voting Rights Protections

We strongly support the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, which would block discriminatory laws aimed at disenfranchising minority voters.

Pablo Ros |

Workers at L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art Seek to Build Power Through AFSCME

MOCA workers are joining their counterparts at another Los Angeles-based museum, the Marciano Art Foundation, in the fight for better wages and better working conditions.

Pete Levine |

Behavioral Health Workers in New Jersey Overwhelming Vote to Join AFSCME

In New Jersey’s Mercer County, behavioral health workers choose to build power through AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |
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BART Worker Honored as Hero After Saving Man From Being Hit by Train

AFSCME Council 57 member wins national praise after saving a passenger from being hit by a train in Northern California.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

Black Friday Demonstrations at GUESS Stores Will Protest Foundation Layoffs

As shoppers seek the best bargains on Black Friday, AFSCME members and allies will be coming together outside GUESS stores to hold protests to show that worker dignity is not for sale.

AFSCME Staff |
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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.

Pete Levine |

State and Local Workers See High Value in Their Jobs Despite Stress, Survey Finds

A new survey shows public service workers value their pensions more than their pay.

Pablo Ros |

Former DC 37 Vice President Springs into Action to Save Two from Burning Car

Jim Tucciarelli, the former vice president of District Council 37 who retired this year, sprang into action last weekend when he came across a vehicle in flames where two people were trapped.

Pablo Ros |

In Nashua, New Hampshire, School Workers Win Fight Against Privatization

AFSCME Local 365 (Council 93) school workers in Nashua, New Hampshire, fought privatization, winning a new five-year contract.

AFSCME Staff |

Nevada State Employees Continue Momentum Toward Bargaining Table

The third unit of Nevada state employees, the professional health care unit, seeks recognition as AFSCME for collective bargaining purposes.

Cyndy Hernandez |

House Passes AFSCME-Backed Workplace Violence Prevention Act

The House has passed an AFSCME-backed bill to increase workplace safety for health care and social services workers.

Pete Levine |

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.”

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Sonia Moseley

AFSCME Retiree Sonia Moseley has been in the vanguard of the fight to give nurses a voice on the job.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Beverly Sample

AFSCME Retiree Beverly Sample comes from a strong New Jersey union family. Even in retirement, her family’s legacy of union activism shows no signs of fading.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Mary Cannon-James

Having witnessed the birth and death of collective bargaining in Iowa, Retiree Mary Cannon-James shares important lessons for working AFSCME members.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Ruth Walker

Stories of hostility to workers have haunted — and motivated — HGEA Retiree Ruth Walker.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Jeff Birttnen

AFSCME Retiree Council Chair Jeff Birttnen reveals the core belief uniting all AFSCME Retirees.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Dave Jacobsen

In Florida, AFSCME Retiree Dave Jacobsen tells his fellow members that staying politically active is the key to success.

Pete Levine |

New York 911 Operator Honored with Statewide Award

Meet AFSCME Council 66 member and 911 operator Loretta Anderson, whose job is unseen and often unappreciated. Not any longer, though.

AARON GALLANT, AFSCME Council 66 |

Labor Secretary: ‘Turn Up the Volume on Worker Voice’

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez made a strong case for the value of labor unions following the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2014 Union Membership Report.

Pablo Ros |

Louisiana Governor Wins Reelection as Working Families Make Their Voices Heard

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won reelection – becoming the only pro-worker governor in the Deep South – thanks to working people, including AFSCME members.

AFSCME Staff |
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Union 411: Collective Bargaining

AFSCME Staff |

Tulsa Water Distribution Admin Is ‘Awesome Person’ and Problem Solver

Laura Chance of Oklahoma Local 1180, works behind the scenes to make sure employees of Tulsa’s water department have everything they need to keep the water distribution system up and running.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Members Stand Up Against Outsourcing at University of California

University of California system’s outsourcing practices spark another unfair labor practice strike as thousands of AFSCME members demand fairness and dignity.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Stands with Dreamers as Supreme Court Weighs their Future

AFSCME will continue to stand with Dreamers, whose future is being weighed by the Supreme Court in a case involving an Obama-era policy known as DACA.

Pablo Ros |
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Museum Workers Stand Up to Owners After Being Laid Off

Workers at the Marciano Art Foundation, who were fired soon after organizing a union through AFSCME Council 36, are fighting the move.

Pete Levine |

California Merger: Local 1, Council 57 Agree to Unify

By joining with AFSCME Council 57, Public Employees Union members have gained a much stronger voice.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

Round-the-Clock Commitment to Public Service

Some AFSCME members perform public service during and after work. Like Oregon member Vanessa Nordyke.

David Kreisman, Oregon AFSCME |

AFSCME Members Help Secure Pro-Worker Victories Nationwide

In states and cities nationwide, working people made their voices heard on Tuesday, electing pro-worker candidates and further fueling the momentum in favor of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Los Angeles Retiree Selma Benjamin: Dedicated and Determined at 100

At 100, Los Angeles retiree Selman Benjamin remains dedicated and determined – and AFSCME Strong.

Pete Levine |

Knocking on Doors, Firing Up Voters in Virginia

AFSCME members, along with hundreds of their sisters and brothers from other unions, are working hard in cities across Virginia to turn out the vote on Election Day, which is Tuesday.

AFSCME Staff |

Iowa Workers Vote for Recertification – Again

For the third consecutive year, Iowa workers have voted overwhelmingly to recertify their union.

Pete Levine |

City Workers in San Antonio Choose to Unite Through AFSCME

AFSCME is the union preferred by 6,000 workers at the City of San Antonio. They chose AFSCME to represent their interests before management.

Antonio Lewis |
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