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Council 4 Members Fight Back to Protect Collective Bargaining in Connecticut

Connecticut public workers fought off more than 100 attempts to cut their collective bargaining rights.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

AFSCME Strong Helps Nominate Champion to Lead New Jersey

Powered by the strength of working families across the Garden State, AFSCME-endorsed candidate Phil Murphy has secured the Democratic nomination for governor in a landslide.

John Noonan |

Ohioans to Sen. Portman: No Cuts to Health Care, Medicaid

AFSCME members and other worried Ohioans tell U.S. Sen. Rob Portman – say no to cutting Medicaid and health care.

Lisa Martin |

The AFSCME Difference: How Thousands of Workers Are Finding Their Voice

At a time of growing economic and political uncertainty, thousands of public service workers across the country are joining with AFSCME to gain a voice.

Pablo Ros |
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Tell Your Senators: ‘Hands Off Medicaid’

President Trump promised NOT to cut Medicaid, but his budget proposal and the House health care bill he supports tell a different story.

Trump’s Infrastructure Shell Game

President Trump’s infrastructure plan serves up sweet deals for private investors while making public service workers and communities suffer.

Pete Levine |

Laura Fulmer Takes Her Job Seriously. Her Community Loves Her for It

Never Quit Award winner Laura Fulmer is serious about her job as a Housing Code Enforcement Officer. Her community is very appreciative.

Clyde Weiss |

Continuing Studies: Making the Most Out of AFSCME’s Free College Benefit

AFSCME’s Free College Benefit means that learning never stops – no matter your age, job or the last time you set foot in a classroom.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Raises Alarm Over IT Outsourcing in OH

OCSEA is raising public awareness about the state of Ohio’s increased outsourcing for information technology services.

Lisa Martin |

Happy LGBT Pride Month!

AFSCME joins in the celebration of Pride Month, affirming that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community – like all Americans – are entitled to respect and dignity, and the equal protection under our laws.

How to Know When You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

The Kansas Legislature just said no to Gov. Sam Brownback’s radical tax-cutting plan. The state’s experiment with unnecessary austerity is now thankfully dead.

Pablo Ros |

In Proposing Cuts to Medicaid, Trump Backtracks on Major Campaign Promise

Donald Trump won the presidency on a promise to stand up for working Americans, including protecting the federal programs they rely on. We now know he was bluffing.

Pablo Ros |

Trump Education Budget: Another Attack on Public Workers

President Donald Trump’s proposed education budget will do away with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which supports financially-strapped public service workers.

Pete Levine |

New Jersey’s Local 3779-D Achieves a Milestone — 100% Membership

AFSCME members in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, achieve rare milestone – 100 percent membership.

John Noonan |

FL State Workers Getting First Real Raise in 11 Years – Thanks to AFSCME

Thousands of state employees in Florida are getting their first real raises in 11 years, and they have AFSCME Florida to thank for it.

Mark McCullough |

CBO Gives House Health Care Bill Worse than a Failing Grade

The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the House health care bill, and it looks ugly.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME, Opponents Protest Trump’s ‘Morally Unacceptable’ Budget

Pablo Ros |

Trump Budget Would Hurt Everyone – Except the Wealthy

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would hurt the very people who put him in office just so he could give his rich buddies massive tax cuts.

Omar Tewfik |
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Dangerous and Unfair

President Trump and Speaker Ryan promised better health care at a lower cost for more people, but instead the House has passed a health care bill that will make the system worse for working people.

Delaware Member Finds Kids Safe Harbor

Family Service Specialist Tim Dennison ensures that children in Delaware’s foster system find safe homes and have a voice in the world.

Pete Levine |

EMS Week: Celebrating Those Who Save Lives

In life’s most desperate hours, EMS workers respond without hesitation. EMS Week is a chance to thank them for their bravery, skill and compassion.

Pete Levine |
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At Belleview Elementary, Van DeVries Is a Hero to Many

Van DeVries was nominated by no fewer than 13 members of the Belleview Elementary School community for AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. Clearly, he’s no garden-variety “building engineer.”

Pablo Ros |

LA State Workers Call for Corporations to Pay Fair Share of Taxes

Learn how 700 Louisiana state workers launched their campaign to get corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.

AFSCME Staff |

Successful Organizing and AFSCME’s Free College Benefit: A Winning Combination

In Cincinnati, people are joining AFSCME after having in-depth conversations with local leaders and learning about AFSCME’s Free College Benefit.

Pete Levine |

PA Child Care Workers Fight for Kids

Pennsylvania child care providers underscored that our children are our future and demanded more funding for children’s services at a recent rally.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

‘Just Doing My Job’

Read the inspiring story of how Renita Smith, a Maryland member, saved school children from a burning bus.

Tiffanie Bright |

Council 5 Launches ‘Cuts Hurt Minnesota’ Campaign

AFSCME Council 5 and MAPE have launched a “Cuts Hurt Minnesota” social media campaign to expose the harmful budget cuts proposed by lawmakers who control the Minnesota Legislature.

Jennifer Munt, AFSCME Council 5 |

She Became an EMT – and a Union Member – to Help Others

Emergency Medical Technician Lindsay Washington helped her co-workers build a union to improve the services they provide to the community.

Clyde Weiss |

At a Time of Change, She Was a Voice for Her Local

Jackie Spanjers, a nurse at Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center in Minnesota, is retiring after 21 years of service. During a challenging time for workers at the mental health treatment center, she was a voice for her local.

Pablo Ros |
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Law Enforcement Week

No one in the public service — and perhaps no one at all — has a tougher job than law enforcement officers.

National Law Enforcement Week: Honoring Heroes Who’ve Sacrificed

National Law Enforcement Week honors fallen law enforcement officers and pays tribute to the vital role they play in keeping their communities safe.

Pete Levine |

After 100 Years of Flowers, Time for Paid Family Leave

Nothing wrong with flowers and candy, but after more than 100 years of celebrating Mother’s Day, it’s time to give mothers what they really want and need: paid family leave.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Makes Celebrating Mother’s Day Easy

Great savings and exclusive deals for AFSCME members makes Mother’s Day a snap.

Pete Levine |

EXTRA! for May 12, 2017

Stories of interest to working people for Friday, May 12, 2017.

AFSCME Staff |

Priorities USA Report: Voter ID Laws Suppressed Turnout in Presidential Election

Wisconsin’s voter ID law suppressed turnout among African Americans and other groups, benefiting Trump, Priorities USA says in new report.

Clyde Weiss |

Lifetime Caps on Health Insurance Could Harm Millions

If the so-called House “replacement” bill becomes law, then everyone in the country who is covered by an employer-sponsored plan – 159 million Americans – could be harmed. As written, the bill would allow insurers to put lifetime limits on coverage.

Pablo Ros |

CEO Pay Skyrockets, Leaving Workers in their Dust

CEO pay continues to balloon while workers’ pay shrinks in comparison, according to new findings released by AFL-CIO’s Executive PayWatch.

Clyde Weiss |

To Nurses Everywhere, We Say Thank You

During National Nurses Week, we say thank you to these dedicated public servants who keep our communities healthy.

Alaska Trooper Wins AFSCME Award, and Governor Takes Notice

Anne Sears won the Never Quit Service Award for her extraordinary service helping victims of domestic violence and of child abuse.

Kevin Brown and Pablo Ros |

Best Way to Honor Corrections Professionals? Provide Adequate Staffing.

To corrections officers and employees everywhere, we say a special thank you during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.

Pablo Ros |
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