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Documents Show Corporations Shelter Massive Wealth from Taxes

Newly unearthed documents show how corporations and wealthy people hide their money overseas to avoid paying their fair share of U.S. taxes. Congress shouldn’t reward such behavior.

Pablo Ros |

Pop Quiz on the AFSCME Free College Benefit

Local 52/ASEA member Dawn Duval recently shared her thoughts about AFSCME’s Free College Benefit and why she chose to pursue the program.

AFSCME Staff |

Working Families Win Big in Tuesday’s Elections

Working families won big in Tuesday’s elections, especially in New Jersey and Virginia. They won by making their voices heard at the ballot box.

AFSCME Staff |

Fallen Heroes Fund Gift Cards Offer Support and Hope

Fallen Heroes Fund assistance offers support, hope to AFSMCE members in Texas.

Namita Waghray |

The AFSCME Agenda Points the Way to Stronger Communities

With the release of “The AFSCME Agenda: Freedom and Opportunity for All,” our union is reasserting our values and paving the way toward stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

Inside an Inferno: AFSCME Members Endure California Wildfires

As wildfires raged in Northern California, AFSCME emergency workers called on their training to rescue those caught in the inferno.

Pete Levine |

Tax Bill Will Squeeze Working Families

House leaders have released a tax bill that will hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |

Violent Assaults on Staff Increasing in Illinois Prisons, Youth Centers

Assaults on staff in state correctional facilities have increased by 51 percent in the last two years.

Lisa Martin |

Many in Congress Speak Up for Working Families

Congressional Democrats have unveiled a plan to protect workers’ freedom to join together in strong unions.

Pablo Ros |

New Report Shows How Strong Unions Create Stronger Communities

AFSCME released a report today that shows how strong unions make for stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

A Win for Working Families in the FL Special Election

Working people in south Florida have an ally in the Florida Senate, thanks to AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |

Oregon Strike Results in a Better Contract

AFSCME members in Lane County, Oregon, held out for a better contract and improved services to the public – and they got it.

Justin Lee |

She Never Quits – Not on Her Co-Workers, Not on a Stranger Mortally Injured

Oregon AFSCME member Emily Augustin was trained in life-saving techniques. Then she had to use them to try to save a stranger.

Clyde Weiss |

Scab Labor Failing to Provide 5-Star Care at Cedar Haven Nursing Home

The message from the ongoing strike in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, by AFSCME-represented nurses, certified nursing assistants, laundry and maintenance employees and groundskeepers is simple: “Residents before profits.”

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Iowa Workers Give Their Union a Resounding Vote of Confidence

In a resounding vote of confidence, virtually all of the more than 1,700 AFSCME Iowa public service workers voted this week to remain with their union.

PA Child Care Providers Push for Fair Funding

In Philadelphia, AFSCME members are demanding adequate state funding for child care and early education.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Danger Ahead: Congressional Budget Plan Will Harm Our Communities

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of “real harm to our communities” after the U.S. House approved a Senate-passed budget plan that would cut taxes for the rich and hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |
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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree Member Sallie Robertson

Sallie Robertson is the next feature in our Retiree Throw Back Thursday #TBT series. From the DC 37 Retirees Association, one of New York’s finest crossing guards devoted her life to making sure the streets she protected were safe.

Pete Levine |

A Common Tax Deduction for Millions of Working Families Might Disappear

Get ready to say goodbye to a tax deduction you rely on, courtesy of congressional leaders.

Pete Levine |

Unions Bring Freedom to Workers

A right-wing group is trying to erode union rights. Read this powerful column by an AFSCME member out in California opposing this destructive campaign.

LINDA RODRIGUEZ, United Domestic Workers of America (UDWA), Local 3930 |

Operation Agua: AFSCME, Coalition Partners to Provide Clean Water to Puerto Rico

Through Operation Agua, AFSCME members are helping provide a reliable source of safe drinking water to families across Puerto Rico.

AFSCME Staff |
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Cool Job: Protecting Florida’s Underwater Treasures

If you’ve ever visited the Florida Keys, and spent any time off of dry land, then you’ve visited the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. We tell you about a member who protects this fragile ecosystem.

Mark McCullough |

Strong Unions Will Help Us Return to Normal

In these abnormal times, unions will help us all return to normal. Read on to find out how.

Lee Saunders |

AFSCME Maryland Leads Fight Against ‘Public Health Crisis’

AFSCME is fighting for expanded mental health services in Maryland despite being chronically understaffed.

David Kreisman, Raju Chebium |

Workers Strike for Dignity in Lebanon, PA

AFSCME-represented health care workers in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, walked off the job due to the lack of respect for the services they provide.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Iowa Prison Stabbing Leads AFSCME to Demand Action ‘Before Someone Gets Killed’

AFSCME Iowa Council 61 is demanding action from Iowa Department of Corrections officials after two correctional officers were attacked by inmates in less than a week.

Pablo Ros |

Young AFSCME Activists Meet New Challenges

Young activists are urged to reconnect with AFSCME’s Next Wave program, which has a new look.

Pablo Ros |

California Governor Signs Slew of AFSCME-Backed Bills

Standing strong for communities through AFSCME, public service workers in California implemented legislative changes to benefit employees and the Californians they serve.

AFSCME Staff |

Oregon Members Demand Quality Services for the Community

Nearly 700 striking public service workers in Lane County, Oregon, demand quality services for the community they serve and fair treatment.

Justin Lee |

It’s Time to Tell Congress: We Care About Our Communities, Not Tax Cuts for the Rich

Senate leaders, following in the footsteps of their colleagues in the House, are about to approve a budget resolution that could make life harder for the communities they represent. All in the name of tax cuts for the rich.

AFSCME Staff |

Putting Words into Action: Building and Buying in the U.S.A.

A new campaign by UAW and Labor 411 goes beyond talk, taking real steps to return manufacturing – and buying – to the U.S.A.

Pete Levine |

A Father’s Words Inspire a Lifetime of Service

This dedicated Connecticut public service worker makes sure people get enough to eat and have the necessary education and training to find meaningful work.

AFSCME Staff |

Trump Strikes Obamacare; AFSCME Warns of Dire Consequences to Working Families

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of dire consequences to working families after President Donald Trump decided to end critical subsidy payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Will Help Puerto Rico All the Way

AFSCME is doing its part to provide vital relief and services to Puerto Rico over the long haul.

Pete Levine, Namita Waghray |
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AFSCME Retirees Never Quit!

AFSCME Retirees gave back to their communities through decades of hard work, but even in retirement they never quit.

As Hurricane Irma Set Records, AFSCME Members Scrambled to Help Others

What we must remember from this hurricane season are the courageous and selfless actions of the many public service workers.

Pablo Ros |

Right-Wing Efforts to Tamper with the Constitution Will Hurt Working People

Our Constitution is just fine and it doesn’t need revising.

HALEIGH HILDEBRAND and JOHN GRABEL |

Puerto Rico needs a Marshall Plan

Puerto Rico needs its own “Marshall Plan” to recover from Hurricane Maria, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders writes.

Lee Saunders |

Six DC 37 Members are in Puerto Rico to Help with Relief Efforts

Six members from AFSCME District Council 37 have flown to Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild after Hurricane Maria as part of a contingent from AFL-CIO unions.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Budget Measure Attacks Working People Like You

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders says a House budget measure would “degrade the basic quality of life for American working families.”

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