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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Union Membership Remains Steady

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show union membership remains strong, proving workers are hungrier than ever for a voice on the job and a seat at the table.

AFSCME Staff |

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AFSCME Members Join CA Teachers on Picket Line

The teachers, members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), are standing up for high-quality education in their city, demanding, among other things, adequate class sizes, necessary support staff and fair pay.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Members Join Federal Workers in Rally to End Government Shutdown

Thousands of people marched to demand that 800,000 federal workers be allowed to return to their jobs and receive their paychecks.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Supports New York Mayor’s Paid Time Off Proposal

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praises the mandatory time off proposal announced today by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, which will benefit all the workers in the city.

AFSCME Staff |

Shutdown Rally is This Thursday

Join the labor rally on Thursday, Jan. 10, to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Power on Full Display in the Michigan Legislature

Members fought hard to derail anti-worker measures proposed by the majority party and won.

Raju Chebium |

Pay Freeze is Latest Way Federal Workers are Left Out in the Cold

This news comes as more than 800,000 federal workers are either furloughed or are being forced to work without pay.

Jessica Powell |

AFSCME President Saunders Demands End to Government Shutdown

Many federal workers are facing the frightening prospect of not being able to pay their mortgages, rents, car loans and meet countless other day-to-day obligations.

Pete Levine |

Tax Breaks for the Rich and Powerful? Again?

As they prepare to hand over control, anti-worker leaders in the House of Representatives are trying to give their rich buddies and corporate donors yet another tax cut.

AFSCME Staff |

Saunders to Trump: Don’t Shut Down the Government For Political Gain

AFSCME President Lee Saunders to President Donald Trump – don’t shut down the federal government over politics.

AFSCME Staff |

MN Member Rick Neyssen Proves Brains Beat Brawn

Good communication has been the unlikely secret to a successful 26-year career for Minnesota Corrections Officer Rick Neyssen, winner of an AFSCME Never Quit Service Award.

Pete Levine |

Fight the Separation of Southeast Asian Families

Today’s deportation of members of the Cambodian-American community is wrong. Make your voice heard to stop it.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Fights Anti-Worker Lame Duck Shenanigans in Michigan

AFSCME members throughout Michigan are working overtime to block these blatantly political attacks on working people.

Raju Chebium |

An AFSCME Strong Victory for Injured CT Police Officers

Connecticut cops earn back pay after working through their union.

Larry Dorman, AFSCME Council 4 |

Wisconsin Lame Duck Power Grab Extends Scott Walker’s Anti-Worker Legacy

These bills would limit the power of Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul; limit early voting, robbing many working families — particularly those in urban areas — of their voices.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers Rise Up

VMOs have a set of experiences and perspectives that cannot be replaced. There is no one who can speak with greater authority about the benefits of union membership than a union member.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Free College Benefit Elevates Careers

Meet Robin Cartwright, an AFSCME member in Pennsylvania. She earned a promotion by taking advantage of AFSCME Free College. You could, too.

William Kauffman, AFSCME Council 13 |

A Community Rallies Behind AFSCME Member’s Effort to Help Puerto Rico

When Hurricanes Maria and Irma struck, AFSCME member Gardy Domenech began a modest relief drive. He had no idea how his community in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, would rally behind him.

Pete Levine |

Federal Court Rejection of Corporate-Backed Lawsuit Is A Win for Working People

A federal court has rejected an attempt by corporate-backed forces to illegally obtain reimbursements of legally collected collective-bargaining fees.

AFSCME Staff |

What Makes a Good Infrastructure Plan?

AFSCME has long encouraged public investment in our country’s infrastructure. In 2019, we will continue to make our voices heard so that any infrastructure plan creates good jobs and invests in public services.

AFSCME Staff |

CSEA Workers Get Creative, Help FBI Catch Suspected Child Pornographer

These CSEA workers would’ve made MacGyver proud for the way they helped the FBI solve a crime.

Mark Kotzin, CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000 |

As Fires Burned in California, AFSCME Members Helped and Were Helped

As the death toll continues to rise and as smoke engulfs nearby cities, AFSCME members have stepped up to help – often at great personal sacrifice.

Jashua Bane, Pablo Ros |

GM Layoffs Prove Tax Cuts Hurt, Don’t Help, Workers

Those cuts reduce revenues, creating bigger deficits that Trump and his fellow Republicans use as an excuse to cut public services that working families rely on like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Americans for Tax Fairness |

Oregon Behavioral Health Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFSCME

They become the latest in a wave of therapists, case managers, peers, support staff and other dedicated care providers who are uniting through AFSCME’s United We Heal campaign to fix a broken system.

Mark McCullough |

Want Your Mail? Say No to Privatizing the Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is the most popular federal government agency, and it’s been around since 1775. Now, the most unpopular president in modern times, wants to sell it off to the private sector.

AFSCME Staff |

Cut College Costs. Apply for These Scholarships.

For AFSCME members and their families, there are several scholarship opportunities that can make paying for a college degree easier.

Pete Levine |

Voting to Keep Public Services in Public Hands

Voters chose to side with the common good in at least two powerful ways: stopping privatization and implementing progressive taxes to pay for much-needed public services.

Jeremy Mohler, In the Public Interest |

AFSCME Supports Bill Curbing Workplace Violence

The bill would help protect hospital, psychiatric, behavioral health care, EMS workers and others by requiring the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to issue a federal worker-protection standard.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Sues Puerto Rico to Stop Betrayal of Public Service Workers

Even as public service workers in Puerto Rico made sacrifices, their government was betraying them. This week, AFSCME and AFT sued the government, alleging mismanagement of pension funds.

AFSCME Staff |

Pay for Latinas Lags Well Behind White Males

Latina women had to work until November 1 of this year to earn the same wages their white male counterparts earned in the previous year. Ten months longer!

Pablo Ros |

Public Charge Rule Would Turn American Dream into Nightmare for Millions

A new rule by the Trump administration would subject immigrants to indecency and indignity. It runs counter to AFSCME’s values.

Elissa McBride |
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Don’t Fall for the Freedom Foundation’s Lies

The Freedom Foundation and other anti-worker groups funded by corporate billionaires are lying to working people to get them to drop their unions. Don't believe their lies.

AFSCME’s Archives: A Treasure Trove of Labor History

Learn about AFSCME’s archives, a rich lode of labor history.

Stefanie Caloia, AFSCME Archivist |

For AFSCME, Walker’s Defeat in Wisconsin Was an Especially Important Victory

AFSCME members have much to celebrate about the results of the 2018 midterm elections. But one victory in particular was especially sweet – our successful effort to deny Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a third term.

Pablo Ros |

Victory over Rauner in Illinois Was Proof of AFSCME’s Strength

Gov. Bruce Rauner was not a friend of working people. So working people worked hard to make sure he was denied a second term.

Pablo Ros |

Working Americans Step Up and Win Big in 2018 Midterms

Public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Hails Pro-Worker Victories in Midterms

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised union members for defying wealthy special interests and electing many pro-worker candidates to state and federal offices in the mid-term elections.

AFSCME Staff |
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Movement Moment

With big wins on Election Day and the labor movement growing in power, working people are striking back against the big billionaires and the corporate special interests who rig the system.

What’s Your Plan for Election Day?

You know how important this election is, and you want to get out there and vote. Now is the time to make sure you and your family have a voting plan in place.

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