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Join the Working People’s Day of Action. Join the Movement to Protect Our Freedom.

Join the Working People’s Day of Action tomorrow to protect our basic freedoms against attacks from wealthy and powerful interests.

Melissa Weinstein |

Black History Month: Bill Lucy Remembers ’68 Strike

As part of Black History Month, former AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Bill Lucy shared a firsthand account of 1968 strike.

Pete Levine |

An Infrastructure Plan or a Big Con?

President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan is not really about infrastructure at all – it’s about benefitting corporations and the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Pablo Ros |

Workers, Retirees Have a Powerful Advocate on Nation’s Largest Pension System

California public-service retirees and workers have a powerful advocate for their pensions – AFSCME member Priya Mathur.

Raju Chebium |

As Puerto Rico Struggles, AFSCME Members Step Up to Help

Even as Puerto Rico struggles to get back on its feet, AFSCME members persevere and lend a hand.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Young Workers Are the Future of Labor – And the Future Is Now

A new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute shows that 76 percent of the nationwide increase in union membership in 2017 was made up of workers under 35.

Pablo Ros |
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Mother’s Legacy Inspires Ohio State Worker to Never Quit

After a decade-long battle with cancer, Kristin Maybriar’s mother, Kathy, passed away in June. But Kathy’s legacy of providing great customer service to Ohioans inspires Kristin every single day.

Pablo Ros |

We Mourn the Passing of Sister Pamela Knight

We mourn the loss of Sister Pamela Knight, a child protection investigator for the state of Illinois. The Council 31 member died after being attacked while doing her job.

AFSCME Staff |

Finding a Home in the U.S. Through Her Service to the Community

Maria Goldberg and her family, who are from Russia, have made a home for themselves in New York City. And through her job in public service, Maria has found a way to give back to her community.

Pablo Ros |

Budget Agreement Reached, DREAMers Still in Limbo

While a bipartisan budget deal has been reached and the federal government shutdown has been averted, the fate of the DREAMERs still hangs in the balance.

Pete Levine |

Public Service Workers to Supreme Court: Don’t Silence Our Voices

AFSCME and other public-service unions urge the Supreme Court not to silence the voices of workers.

AFSCME Staff |
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Moment of Silence Observed to Honor Sanitation Workers

The nation honored Echol Cole and Robert Walker for their sacrifices 50 years ago – and for changing the course of our history.

AFSCME Staff |

California Nurses Bring a Better Hospital to their Community

New year, new contract for more than 700 AFSCME-represented nurses at a California hospital.

Justin Lee |

Fighting Homelessness One Dinner at a Time

This New Jersey member fights homelessness one dinner at a time.

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |

Nation Observes Moment of Silence to Honor Cole, Walker

The nation honored Echol Cole and Robert Walker for their sacrifices 50 years ago – and for changing the course of our history.

AFSCME Staff |

Tell Trump: Tips Are for Waiters, Not Bosses

Trump’s Labor Department wants to allow restaurant owners to keep the tips you leave for your waiter. That is, allow bosses to steal their employees’ wages.

AFSCME Staff |

Honoring Cole, Walker and the Sanitation Workers’ Strike

Across the country, working people honored two Memphis sanitation workers whose deaths triggered the historic 1968 sanitation workers’ strike.

AFSCME Staff |

Memories of Memphis

An AFSCME member who participated in the 1968 Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation workers’ strike vividly recalls the events of that seminal moment in our nation’s history.

AFSCME: Working People Not Buying Trump’s Speech

In response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said working families disagree with the chief executive’s assessment of their country and are unhappy with his track record.

Pablo Ros |

Join the Nationwide Moment of Silence

Cities across the country observe a moment of silence on February 1, honoring AFSCME sanitation workers and their historic strike.

Pete Levine |
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Members of Congress Spoke Out for Workers, Against Forces Behind Janus

Members of Congress voiced support for working families, speaking out against the Janus case.

Pete Levine |

Virginia AFSCME Member in Spotlight for State of the Union

Newly-elected Virginia delegate and AFSCME member Elizabeth Guzman has a rare honor tonight.

Pablo Ros |

American Workers Are Disenchanted with Trump – Big League!

American workers are disenchanted with President Donald Trump. A year after he assumed office, there is no longer any doubt about his failure to stand up for working families.

Pablo Ros |

Workplace Dignity Struggles Persist 50 Years After Tragic Deaths

In a recent newspaper column, an AFSCME California member describes how workplace dignity remains evasive, 50 years after the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation worker’s strike.

Michael Avant, Executive Vice President, AFSCME Local 3299 |
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‘Rockman’ Returns Home to Serve His Community

Jeffrey Julius, a juvenile probation officer, has dedicated his career to getting Miami’s kids on the right path.

Pete Levine |

Cedar Haven Workers Shine Spotlight on Employer

AFSCME members delivered more than 1,250 cards signed by Lebanon County residents, urging the commissioners to get involved in the labor dispute with the owners of Cedar Haven Healthcare Center in Pennsylvania.

William Kauffman, AFSCME Council 13 |
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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree John Henry Lewis

AFSCME Retiree John Henry Lewis’ motto is “I’ve retired but I haven’t expired.” He’s still fighting for AFSCME members.

Pete Levine |

Worker-Friendly State Senator Elected in Wisconsin

AFSCME members help propel worker-friendly candidate to state Senate seat in Wisconsin.

Michael Horecki, AFSCME Council 32, and AFSCME Staff |

Cool Job: Laura Riggins, Zookeeper

Read AFSCME member Laura Riggins, an animal handler at the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley, Illinois, tell her story in her own words.

AFSCME Amicus Briefs Argue Supreme Court Should Rule for Working People

More than 35 friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in the Janus v. AFSCME case urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Don’t Shut Down Uncle Sam. Pass Dreamers Bill. Renew CHIP.

AFSCME to Congress – don’t shut down the government. Also fix DACA and renew CHIP.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME: Working People Stay Strong Despite ‘Relentless, Dishonest’ Attacks on Labor

New federal data on last year’s union membership shows working people remain strong despite “relentless, dishonest attacks from wealthy special interests,” AFSCME President Lee Saunders says.

AFSCME Staff |

Remembering Paul Booth

AFSCME mourns the loss of labor pioneer Paul Booth.

AFSCME Staff |

NAACP Honors Former Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy, 1968 Memphis Strikers

AFSCME icons were honored at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Pete Levine |

CSEA Member’s Quick Thinking Saves a Life

Jay Gonzalez was not just in the right place at the right time, he was also the right person to save a child’s life.

Jessica Ladlee, CSEA |
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On The Record: I AM 2018

As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we celebrate a champion of both civil rights and labor rights.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Submits Merits Brief in the Janus case

AFSCME today filed its arguments opposing the anti-worker Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 Supreme Court case.

AFSCME Staff |

Sanitation Work Still Among Most Dangerous – Especially at Private Firms

Fifty years after the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, trash hauling remains a dangerous profession – especially at private firms.

AFSCME Staff |

U.S. Leads in CEO Pay – More Than 250 Times That of Average Worker

The gap between CEOs’ pay and that of the average worker continues to widen, made possible by unfair loopholes.

AFSCME Staff |

Atlantic City Water Services to Remain in Public Hands

Atlantic City, N.J., water services to remain public, thanks to AFSCME members.

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |
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