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Portland AFSCME Members Help Break Down Workplace Discrimination

AFSCME members of Local 88 in Oregon are speaking up in support of a resolution for workplace equity.

David Kreisman |

Clerk of Courts Members Rally Community to Save Services and Jobs

Read how one Florida local prevented layoffs and led a campaign to preserve courthouse services.

Mark McCullough |

Stop the Plan to Hurt You and Give Tax Cuts to the Rich

Congress will soon vote on a proposal to enact massive cuts to programs and services and give huge tax breaks to rich people and corporations. We can’t let that measure pass.

IL Child Protection Investigator Attacked on the Job

An Illinois child protection investigator, and a member of Council 31, was brutally attacked on the job and is in a coma.

AFSCME Council 31 |

After Harvey, AFSCME Texas Helps Members Rebuild

AFSCME Texas members are helping restore lives after Hurricane Harvey.

Namita Waghray |

Public Service Workers Deserve Our Respect

The hurricane relief work being done by AFSCME members further proves that public service workers deserve respect, not scorn from politicians.

Lee Saunders |

Members of Congress Stand with AFSCME Members in Puerto Rico

Following the federal government’s anemic response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, members of Congress spoke directly to AFSCME members in the commonwealth to encourage them to stay strong.

Pablo Ros |

Off the Streets and into the Fire

Jay Richards, a Boston parking enforcement supervisor, acted on instinct when he rushed into a burning condo. The result? A life saved.

Pete Levine |

The Rich Get Richer Under Trump’s Self-Serving Tax Plan

The GOP’s tax plan will cut taxes for the rich and powerful – including Trump – but not for working families.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Florida Steps in to Help Member Who Lost Home to Hurricane Irma

This Florida member can’t return to her home due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. She’s grateful for the help and attention provided by AFSCME Florida.

Mark McCullough |

Supreme Court to Take Up Anti-Union Janus Case This Term

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a blatantly political effort to further rig the economic rules against working people.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME to Trump, Congress: Provide Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico Now

A week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents of the commonwealth still await help from the federal government. AFSCME is demanding immediate relief.

Pablo Ros |

Strong Contract Turns into Strong Membership Growth

AFSCME Local 3346 executed a strong contract-ratification campaign and membership blitz to show new employees at Florida International University the AFSCME difference.

Mark McCullough |

Another Attempt, Another Failure to Repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump and Congress have failed time and again, since the beginning of the year, to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They did so again today.

Pablo Ros |

Union Helps Member Who Lost Home to Brush Fire

Council 28 in Washington state steps up to help one of its members who lost her home in a wildfire.

Justin Lee |

How One AFSCME Local is Helping Florida Dry Out and Rebuild

Here’s the story of one Florida local whose members are working hard to help their hurricane-struck community dry out and move on toward normalcy.

Mark McCullough |

In Memoriam: Alvin Turner, Memphis Sanitation Worker and Labor Hero

AFSCME mourns the passing of Alvin Turner, 83, a participant in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and member of AFSCME Local 1733.

Clyde Weiss |

Our Sisters and Brothers in Puerto Rico Need Our Help

Although the full extent of the damage from Hurricane Maria is yet to be known, one thing is certain: Our union Sisters and Brothers in Puerto Rico need our help.

Pablo Ros, Pete Levine |

If It Walks and Talks Like a Duck … It’s Trumpcare

It’s called the “Graham-Cassidy bill,” but the latest attack on the Affordable Care Act is really just another version of Trumpcare.

Pablo Ros |

Serving Puerto Rico During Hurricanes

As Hurricane Irma threatened Puerto Rico, AFSCME members on the island took quick action to help residents.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

A Routine Job Becomes a Job to Save a Life

Two Akron, Ohio, AFSCME members helped save the life of a driver who lost control of his vehicle and crashed.

Clyde Weiss, Lisa Martin |

First Class: First Wave of AFSCME Free College Benefit Students to Graduate

Among the first AFSCME Free College Benefit graduates are Ivy Caselli and Leslie Butler, who credit their union with making their college dreams come true.

Pete Levine |

States Step in to Protect Your Retirement Savings

President Trump sided with Wall Street but states are coming now to the rescue of small investors who are just trying to save for their retirement.

Clyde Weiss |

Rikers Island Inmates Say ‘Thanks’ to a Dedicated Library Worker

The stacks of handwritten thank-you notes for the NY Public Library’s mobile library and literacy program at Rikers Island jail show just how valuable Louise Stamp is.

Diane S. Williams, DC 37 |

We Remember

The AFSCME-represented officers, paramedics, dispatchers and other public service workers at Ground Zero on 9/11 will always recall how they approached their jobs that day and in the weeks and months to come. We will never forget.

AFSCME Members Stay Strong Despite Being Walloped by Hurricane Irma

AFSCME members helped Floridians cope with Hurricane Irma and are ready to assist communities across the Southeast recover from the storm as it slowly dissipates.

Mark McCullough, Namita Waghray, Pete Levine |

After Striking Puerto Rico, Hurricane Irma Now Has Florida in its Sights

First Puerto Rico, now Florida is in Hurricane Irma’s sights. AFSCME represents tens of thousands of members in both places.

Clyde Weiss |

Surviving Harvey with the Spirit of Community Service Intact

Learn how AFSCME members across south Texas worked tirelessly to keep basic operations going throughout Hurricane Harvey and in its aftermath.

Pete Levine, Namita Waghray, Clyde Weiss |

911 Dispatchers’ Calls for Help Go Unanswered

AFSCME members in South Bend, Indiana, are making the case for why St. Joseph County needs to hire more 911 dispatchers.

Lisa Martin |

Congress Plans Tax Breaks for the Rich, Spending Cuts for Working Families

In the coming weeks, congressional leaders will be hoping to hand out huge tax windfalls to the rich by cutting programs working families need.

Pete Levine |

Congress Must Save the DREAMers

Some 800,000 children of undocumented immigrants – known as DREAMers – face deportation under President Donald Trump’s order. Congress must stop it.

Clyde Weiss |

Finding A Home Through His Public Service

Alex Hamilton, a maintenance worker for Sacramento public housing, got a lot farther by working a lot harder in his community through his public service and extraordinary generosity.

Pablo Ros |
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Labor Unions Brought You So Much More Than This Long Weekend

This Labor Day weekend – and much more – brought to you by unions.

Lee Saunders |

Trump Tries to Hide Workplace Deaths, but He Can’t Make Us Forget Them

How many workers died on the job in the U.S. last year? The Trump administration just made it harder for you to find out.

Clyde Weiss |

If Only She Had a Union, She Might Still Have her Job

She says she was fired her having her period at work. If only she’d had a union to protect her.

Clyde Weiss |

Church Tied to AFSCME and Civil Rights History Now a National Landmark

A historic Memphis church with ties to the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation strike of 1968 – part of AFSCME’s history – has been designated a national landmark.

Clyde Weiss |

Labor Unions Are Surging in Popularity

A new Gallup poll shows public support for labor unions is the highest since 2003.

Raju Chebium |

Keep Those Donations Coming, AFSCME Members Need Your Help

Please continue to donate to the AFSCME Fallen Heroes Fund to help sisters and brothers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Raju Chebium |

1.8 Million Reasons to Belong to a Union

After being illegally furloughed in 2011, members of one ASFCME local in Massachusetts received back pay this summer, thanks to our union’s persistence.

Jim Durkin, AFSCME Council 93 |

AFSCME Members Are on the Front Lines of a Disaster

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey – now a tropical storm – AFSCME members are helping save lives, restore essential services and protect property in southeastern Texas.

Namita Waghray, Clyde Weiss |
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