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Is Trump For or Against Offshoring?

As a new study reveals, after 100 days in office, President Donald Trump continues to reward U.S. companies that offshore jobs.

Pablo Ros |

House Threatens Everyday Americans with Trumpcare

The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to make your health care worse.

Pablo Ros |

Texas Corrections Members Take their Story to the Legislature

AFSCME Texas Corrections members recently lobbied their state legislators to secure funding for facility and vehicle repairs and for other issues.

Namita Waghray |

AFSCME: Don’t Fix Puerto Rico’s Problems on Backs of Public Workers, Retirees

Don’t solve Puerto Rico’s economic ills on the back of its public employees and retirees. That’s the message from Steve Kreisberg, AFSCME’s director of research and collective bargaining services.

Clyde Weiss |

Camden County Librarians Get Active for a Contract

Some N.J. librarians are standing together with support staff and winning together in their fight for a new contract.

John Noonan |

AFSCME Says No to Private School Vouchers

Private school vouchers are making a comeback in a federal spending bill that’ll keep government running through September 30. This is bad for public education.

Becky Levin and Raju Chebium |

AFSCME Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This month AFSCME is commemorating the achievements of Asian American and Pacific Islander American workers, leaders and activists.

Delaware Employees: We’ve Sacrificed Enough, Governor

Enough with the governor’s “shared sacrifice” trope, say Delaware public employees, more than 3,000 of whom are eligible for state aid.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Now More Than Ever: May Day is a Must

This year’s May Day message of inclusiveness and respect honors not just workers but other groups under attack.

Pete Levine |

Bill Guaranteeing Health Coverage for Families of Fallen Officers Passes in Alaska

After three years of pressure, AFSCME members in Alaska persuaded the legislature to pass a bill that guarantees health benefits for the families of fallen officers.

Kevin Brown |

The Art of the Steal: President Trump’s Tax “Reform” Spells Disaster

The Trump plan will give a big tax cut to the super wealthy. Put a billionaire in the White House and his tax plan is going to help millionaires and billionaires.

Elissa McBride |

President Trump’s Hollow Education Executive Order

President Donald Trump’s executive order on education is a shallow initiative that threatens protections for America’s public school students while doing nothing to help them.

Pete Levine |

Today We Honor Workers Who’ve Lost Their Lives on the Job

On this Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor those who have died on the job and strengthen our commitment to fight for safe workplaces.

Pablo Ros |

Louisiana Members Step up Actions for Workplace Safety, Funding

To stop violent attacks, employees of Louisiana’s Pinecrest Supports and Services Center used their union, and the news media, to get the word out.

Clyde Weiss and Raju Chebium |

Our Middle Class Is Shrinking Compared to Western Europe’s. This is Not Good

Middle-class Americans are falling further behind, even compared to their counterparts in Western Europe, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.

Clyde Weiss |
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Welcome to AFSCME Now

Welcome to AFSCME Now, a new member hub dedicated to you! AFSCME Now is a place for and about AFSCME members.

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AFSCME’s New Secretary-Treasurer

AFSCME is excited to introduce its new Secretary-Treasurer, Elissa McBride.

Leaders in Congress Want to Take On Health Care Again. Why?

President Trump wants Congress to step up to the plate and take another swing at the Affordable Care Act. But this second replacement plan is even worse than the first.

Pablo Ros |

A Second Chance – to Live, Serve and Save a Life

Christopher Cummings embodies AFSCME’s Never Quit spirit. While on his rounds as a sanitation truck driver in South Florida, Cummings saved a cop’s life.

Pablo Ros |

Call Trump to Stop the Shutdown

With a government shutdown looming, tell President Trump to act now to protect our public services.

AFSCME Staff |

New Study Shows “Right-to-Work” Laws Harm Workers

Recent “right-to-work” laws in the Midwest set the stage for a kind of regional experiment that is helping us answer an important question: What’s the impact of “right-to-work” laws on a state’s workforce?

Pablo Ros |

FL Members Active in Legislative Blitz

Members of Florida AFSCME advocated for working people’s priorities during a recent legislative blitz.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Strong Works at Louisiana State Penitentiary

At the Louisiana State Penitentiary, understaffing led to overtime for corrections officers at half the usual rate of compensation. Local 3056 fought back and won – and gained new members, too.

Clyde Weiss |

California EMS Workers Push for Bill of Rights

California EMS bill would resolve issues that affect emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics and others and the services they provide to their communities.

Kevin Brown |

Slashing the Federal Workforce Isn’t Cool, Mick Mulvaney

The Trump administration relishes the prospect of slashing the federal workforce. They’re wrong. Here’s why.

Raju Chebium |
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Jimmie Rook of IA Brightens Vets’ Days Despite Hurdles

Nothing stops AFSCME Never Quit Award winner Jimmie Rook from serving Iowa’s veterans – not even a paralyzed arm.

Pete Levine |

Puerto Rico Members Fight Pension Cuts in Court

SPU-AFSCME members are challenging the constitutionality of pension cuts in federal court.

AFSCME Staff |

Health Care Matters

When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they seem to forget that the health of millions of families and communities is at stake.

Pablo Ros |

Welcome to Our New Podcast: About That AFSCME Life!

Listen to the very first episode of About That AFSCME Life, the new podcast bringing you the stories of your sisters and brothers and news you can use.

Jesse Berney |
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We Honor Library Workers

AFSCME represents more than 25,000 librarians across the country, at the city, county, state and even federal level. We celebrate them during National Library Workers Day.

Pablo Ros |

Setting an Example for Others, Even in the Face of Tragedy

Lois Iyomasa didn’t always want to be a workers’ compensation hearing officer. Like most people, she didn’t always know what that even was.

Pablo Ros |

Pres. Lee Saunders Blasts Senate for Gorsuch Vote

Pres. Lee Saunders said the Senate’s action to ram through the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch without strong bipartisan support sets a troubling precedent and sheds further light on the politicization of the judiciary.

AFSCME Staff |

Going ‘Nuclear’ Over Gorsuch Was a Bad Idea

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders blasts U.S. Senate’s decision to exercise ‘”nuclear option” to make it easier for Judge Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.

AFSCME Staff |

Maryland Governor Merits Just One Star

AFSCME Council 3 gives Gov. Larry Hogan a one-star review.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer: Trump’s Budget Is ‘An Attack on Public Services’

AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Elissa McBride today called President Donald Trump’s budget priorities “an attack on public services and working families,” adding that they are “unprecedented in their austerity and cruelty.”

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Family Scholarships Awarded for 2017

Introducing the winners of this year’s AFSCME Family Scholarship.

Clyde Weiss |

Rhode Island University Students Learn Why Unions Matter

President J. Michael Downey, Rhode Island Council 94, shared his personal story as example of why we need to stand up for unions.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

We Must Stand Firm on the 60-Vote Rule for Gorsuch

Working people are demanding that Congress stick with the 60-vote rule to confirm nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Omar Tewfik |

Your Union-Made Vacation

Planning an adventure? Meet the AFSCME members who make it happen.

Olivia Sandbothe, Diane Williams & Pablo Ros |

A Safer Workplace for California Health Care Workers

Healthcare workers in California will get new workplace safety protection rules, starting April 1.

Clyde Weiss |
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