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Quick Thinking, Decisive Action Save Connecticut Member’s Life

Heroic actions by his alert, quick-thinking colleagues saved a Connecticut member’s life after he suffered a workplace accident.

Larry Dorman, AFSCME Council 4 |

California Nurse Once Thought About Quitting but Persevered

Early in Brian Zeringue’s career, a patient died on him. He thought about quitting, but thanks to support from his colleagues, he persevered – and his community is better off for it.

Pablo Ros |

Advancing (In)Justice: AFSCME Condemns Layoffs at Asian American Nonprofit in Los Angeles

We condemn the sudden layoffs of 18 staffers at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles – many of whom led the effort to unionize through AFSCME.

AFSCME Staff |

First Contract Ratification Points to Power of Collective Bargaining

Washington state assistant attorneys general, who fought for collective bargaining rights in the legislature, overwhelmingly approve first contract.

WFSE and Jashua Bane |

Online Training Available for AFSCME Women Leading Change

Attention AFSCME members. The 2019 Women’s Leadership Academy Online is gearing up to offer a new series of trainings. Find out how to sign up.

Namita Waghray |

AFSCME Members Rally to Protect LGBTQ Rights

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community, as AFSCME members showed during a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court today. The court is hearing three cases involving LGBTQ rights.

Pete Levine |

Now that Janus Failed, Alaska’s Anti-Public Services Governor Resorts to Dirty Tricks

Alaska’s governor and attorney general want to make it harder for unions in the public sector to collect dues. But a judge said no.

Pablo Ros |

We Support Bill to Cut Drug Prices

Congress should pass H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would lower prescription drug prices for all Americans.

By AFSCME Staff |

In Historic Win, California Family Child Care Providers Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

Child care providers in the nation’s largest state won big when they secured collective bargaining rights for the first time.

Jashua Bane |

Dunleavy’s Attack on ASEA Hurts All Alaskans

In an attempt to silence Alaska’s state workers and the union they formed, Alaska’s governor has filed a lawsuit. Read why this is a misguided move.

Jake Metcalfe, ASEA Executive Director |

Adams County Human Services Workers Vote to Join AFSCME

The 600 human services workers – social caseworkers, Head Start teachers, community support specialists, and more – will join more than 12,000 public service workers in New Mexico and Colorado who are members of AFSCME Council 18.

Jashua Bane |

Rule Change Would Lead to LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

AFSCME strongly opposes a proposed rule change by the Trump administration that would effectively remove protections for LGBTQ workers who are employed by federal contractors and subcontractors.

AFSCME Staff |

New Agreement Ends 9-Month Labor Dispute

After a long battle, Council 66 health care workers, members of AFSCME Local 3124, won a fair contract.

AFSCME Council 66 |

New York Congressman Espaillat Joins AFSCME in Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Espaillat, who represents New York’s 13th congressional district, is a Dominican immigrant and the first Dominican-American to serve in the U.S. Congress.

AFSCME Staff |

Ideas@AFSCME: How to Make the Economy Work for Everyone

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride sat down for a conversation with the president of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Thea Lee, to discuss ways to make the nation’s economy work for all of us.

AFSCME Staff |

Fed Up with Attacks on Federal Employees

AFSCME members stood in solidarity with AFGE members at the #FedUpRiseUp rally today.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME’s Wage Calculator Highlights the Benefits of Union Membership

Union members bring home bigger paychecks than workers who don’t have the power to sit down and negotiate together. The numbers tell the story.

AFSCME Staff |
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The World’s Largest Library: Powered by AFSCME Members

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride goes behind-the-scenes at the Library of Congress.

AFSCME Staff |

Second Unit of Nevada State Workers File for Collective Bargaining Recognition

Mental and behavioral health workers became the second group of state employees in Nevada to seek recognition as AFSCME for collective bargaining purposes.

Cyndy Hernandez |

FAMU Workers Win At Bargaining Table, Continue To Build Power

Workers at one of the country’s premier historically black universities finally have a new contract – after months of negotiations with management.

Kelly Benjamin, AFSCME Florida |

Big Win for Workers at Oregon University

After a massive informational picket, workers at an Oregon university were able to secure a favorable contract.

Jashua Bane |

We Stand with UAW Workers on Strike

We stand in solidarity with the members of United Auto Workers. They went on strike against General Motors today, walking off their jobs and shutting down manufacturing plants, demanding a fair contract.

Pablo Ros |

This Year on 9/11, We Finally Live Up to Our Promise to Help Those Who Never Quit

As we observe the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Congress has finally authorized permanent funding for first responders and others who became ill after working at the World Trade Center on that tragic day.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Women: Motivated, Mobilized and Leading the Way

We organize for rights and respect, and in 2020 we will organize to make sure people in public service have a say in the elections.

Pablo Ros |

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program’s Replacement is Broken Too

According to a new Government Accountability Office report, the new program is just as difficult to navigate and as confusing as its predecessor.

Pete Levine |

States Passing Much-Needed Paid Leave Laws

In the absence of a federal law, states and D.C. are taking the lead in passing much-needed paid leave policies.

Pete Levine |

Council 3 Demands Action on Staffing Crisis after Summer of No Answers

Maryland members are demanding solutions to a widespread state worker staffing crisis from Gov. Larry Hogan and the legislature.

Sara Haas, AFSCME International and Katie Moy-Santos, AFSCME Council 3 |

Imperial County Emergency Medical Services Workers Join AFSCME

Taking a page from Riverside EMS workers, EMS professionals in Imperial County also took action – they voted resoundingly to join AFSCME Local 4911.

Jashua Bane |

Remembering Brother Baxter Leach, A 1968 Memphis Sanitation Striker

We celebrate the life of Brother Baxter Leach, a 1968 Memphis sanitation striker, who remained a labor and civil rights activist until his death this week.

AFSCME Staff |

Following Strike, AFSCME D.C.-Area Bus Drivers Celebrate New Contract

AFSCME-represented bus drivers in Northern Virginia took action and landed a new, worker-friendly contract.

AFSCME Staff |

Approval for Unions Near 50-Year High, Reflecting Broader Momentum

Approval for unions is at a near 50-year high. It’s becoming increasingly clear that this trend is the result of workers realizing the value of unions.

Pete Levine, Pablo Ros |
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The Union Difference on Union 411

In the latest “Union 411” video, Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride explores the value of the Union Difference – power, dignity, respect and fairness.

AFSCME Staff |

He Helps Nevada Students See Campus and They Inspire Him

Never Quit Award winner and Local 4041 member Larry Coffey teaches blind and visually impaired students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to move around campus.

Jay Hutchison |

Nevada COs First to File for Recognition Since Collective Bargaining Law

Nevada corrections staff want the state to recognize them as AFSCME – the first to seek such recognition this year.

Cyndy Hernandez |

Condolences to the Family of Brother Neuman in Oregon

The AFSCME family mourns the workplace death of one of our members in Oregon.

AFSCME Staff |

Meet the 2019 Winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship

This year’s winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship juggles a full-time job, graduate studies and union activism.

Jay Hutchison |

Hundreds of Florida Students Receive Back-to-School Supplies from AFSCME

Many AFSCME Florida members help educate school children. This year, they also helped children get a good start in school by donating hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies.

AFSCME Florida |

The Financial Consultant Who Ruins State Budgets

Read about a budget consultant who’s infamous for shrinking budgets at the cost of essential public services.

Jay Hutchison |

We Mourn Puerto Rico Corrections Officer Killed by Inmate

AFSCME mourns the loss of our brother Pedro Rodríguez-Mateo, a corrections officer in Puerto Rico, who was killed in the line of duty.

AFSCME Staff |

Oregon Health and Science University Workers Stand Together for Respect

It was a massive show of strength as more than 1,400 people stood together for a fair contract for Oregon Health and Science University workers.

Jashua Bane |
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