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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.

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'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.

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Here’s the (Union) 411

Union 411 is a new series of videos by Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride, in which she highlights the valuable work AFSCME members do.

AFSCME 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.

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#NeverQuit: Tanishia Barnes

By serving up hope and love, Tanishia makes a positive impact every single day.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Member Finds Valuable Assistance Through Union Plus Disability Grant

One AFSCME member found help through the Union Plus Disability Grant after she was forced to stop working. You can, too.

Union Plus |

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.

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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 |

In No Uncertain Terms

During EMS Week, AFSCME recognizes the skill and dedication shown by EMS professionals.

Pete Levine |
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Remembering AFSCME President Jerry Wurf on his 100th Birthday

On what would be the 100th birthday of its former president, Jerry Wurf, AFSCME remembers a hero.

Lee Saunders |

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 |

AFSCME Celebrates Law Enforcement Week

National Police Week is a time to honor fallen law enforcement officers, as well as a time for the law enforcement community to stand in solidarity with each other.

Pete Levine |

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 |

During Mental Health Month, Hear the Voices of Behavioral Health Professionals

Through AFSCME, more than 50,000 behavioral health workers in 29 states across the country have a voice on the job, and more are joining every day.

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#UnionMom: Taneshia Barnes

Here’s to all the #unionmoms out there who, like Taneshia, are the backbones of countless families and communities. Happy Mother's Day and thank you for everything you do!

AFSCME Panel Discusses Asian Americans in the Modern Labor Movement

As part of our celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we were joined at AFSCME International in Washington by three Asian American labor leaders.

AFSCME Staff |

Union Moms: This is What We Teach Our Kids

Talk about a great Mother’s Day gift. The children and grandchildren of AFSCME members realize the value of unions and appreciate their family’s union activism, writes AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride.

Elissa McBride |

Honoring the Everyday Heroes of Public Service

During Public Service Recognition Week, we all should take a moment to extend our thanks to those who have made a career out of helping and empowering their neighbors.

Lee Saunders |

Protecting Nurses During National Nurses Week

Under the Workplace Violence Prevention bill, which was re-introduced in Congress earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would require employers to develop and implement plans to prevent on-the-job violence.

Kathleen Cancio, Pete Levine |
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An Inspiration to All: Jackie Saunders

AFSCME President Lee Saunders sat down with his mother to talk with her about her life as an organizer, activist and educator.

Lee Saunders |

Prisons Can Become Safer Through Collective Bargaining

OCSEA members who work at the Ross facility sat down with management to discuss improving safety measures in the workplace.

Pablo Ros |

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 |

NELP Honors President Saunders on its 50th Anniversary

AFSCME President Lee Saunders was honored by the National Employment Law Project during its 50th anniversary celebration.

Pete Levine |

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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