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More from AFSCME: Archived Posts

‘Just Do the Best You Can,’ Says AFSCME Never Quit Award Winner

CSEA’s JoAnne Veneziano, winner of an AFSCME Never Quit Service Award, “is a source of motivation and inspiration,” said co-worker Adrienne Herbst, who nominated her.

Clyde Weiss |

Americans Want Unions – But Will Their Leaders Listen?

This week, the Pew Research Center published survey results showing that most Americans approve of labor unions and view them more favorably than in the recent past.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Celebrates Black History Month

Perseverance. Community. Heritage. Family. Download our poster and join AFSCME as we celebrate Black History Month.

AFSCME Opposes Trump’s Bigoted and Irresponsible Migrant Ban

“AFSCME is proud to join thousands in states across the country to speak out against Donald Trump’s bigoted and irresponsible executive order” banning Muslims from certain countries from entry into the U.S., said President Lee Saunders.

Clyde Weiss |

Voter Fraud? What You Talkin’ About, Trump?

What voter fraud? President Donald Trump alleges—falsely—that there’s massive voter fraud. But there’s no evidence that this is true.

Raju Chebium |

Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary Deserves an ‘F’ in Education

Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos has no serious qualifications for that job and supports privatization of education. We say ‘no’ to DeVos.

Clyde Weiss |

Equal Pay for Women and Men Still Elusive 8 Years After Lilly Ledbetter Law

This Sunday marks the eighth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. That law was a milestone on the road to equal pay but also serves as a reminder of how far the country has to go.

Pablo Ros |

Fighting for Veterans in Iowa

Edgar Ortiz served 16 years in the U.S. military. As a state employee, he helps veterans and disabled veterans find career opportunities through Iowa Workforce Development.

Near Death, a Hunter Finds His ‘Heroes and Angels’ – AFSCME Members

Pennsylvania hunter Bruce Miller called AFSCME members and 911 dispatchers Joe Thompson and Mike Corbin – and other emergency responders – “heroes and angels.” Find out why.

Clyde Weiss |

Despite Relentless Attacks, AFSCME Continues to Grow

Despite a nationwide decline in labor union membership last year, AFSCME continues to grow. Last year, our union saw a net growth of nearly 12,000 members.

Pablo Ros |

Cabbie by Day, Foodie by Night

Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 member Cheryl Miller got a mouthwatering role in the new Travel Channel series “Driven by Food.”

David Kreisman |

Where’s Palin When You Need Her?

As part of his plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is floating an idea long popular with many Republican lawmakers to convert Medicaid into a block-grant program.

Pablo Ros |

Senate Infrastructure Plan Is What Our Country Needs

Senate Democrats today proposed a plan to invest in our nation’s infrastructure, from roads and bridges to broadband internet and school buildings, and create 15 million new jobs.

Pablo Ros |

Trump’s Wrong Choice for OMB

Trump’s choice to head the Office of Management and Budget wants to make huge, arbitrary cuts that will cost America jobs and could send our economy into a tailspin.

Obama Overtime Rule May Find New Life in the States

If President Trump fails to expand overtime protections for working people, some state legislators say they will.

Omar Tewfik |

This Is Why You Need a Union

Three reasons why working people need unions.

Raju Chebium |

March This Weekend, Organize for the Next Four Years

In response to the swearing-in of the new president, thousands upon thousands of Americans are flocking to the nation’s capital to give voice to their views and their values.

Lee Saunders |

The Women’s March is for Everyone

The Women’s March on Washington, which will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017, is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people in our nation’s capital.

Pablo Ros |

Iowa Vets to Pols: Our Issues Are Working Family Issues

Hundreds of Iowa vets tell legislators that their issues are aligned with the concerns of working families.

David Patterson |

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline: January 31

Hurry – the deadline to apply for a Union Plus Scholarship, open to AFSCME members and their families, is Jan. 31, at noon (ET). The same deadline applies for the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship.

Clyde Weiss |

Tom Price Is Coming for Your Health Care

Hearings start Wednesday for Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, and we have some questions for him.

Let’s Not Forget: Obamacare Saves Lives

The Affordable Care Act barred insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and made it possible for 30 million people to get insured.

Raju Chebium |

When the Food Seems Part of the Punishment

Aramark food is reportedly so bad that it’s been the source of inmate complaints and protests for many years – and is sparking a protest march Saturday in the nation’s capital.

Pablo Ros |

A Threat to Public Service Workers is Headed Our Way – We’re Ready

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon consider a case that could make it more difficult for public service workers to improve their jobs, wages and benefits through their unions.

Clyde Weiss |

30 Million Reasons Not to Repeal Health Care

Congressional opponents of the Affordable Care Act took their first step to repeal the health care law, but they don’t have a substitute.

Pablo Ros |

In Farewell Address, Obama Speaks to Working Families’ Struggles

In his farewell address to the nation, President Obama spoke about the critical role the labor movement and working families have played in America’s history.

Seriously? $1 Federal Pay?

Congress could slash salaries of individual federal employees to as low as $1 under an obscure rule revived by right-wing lawmakers.

Raju Chebium |

Council 61 Members Stand Up for Their Collective Bargaining Rights

Members of AFSCME Council 61 stood together to fight for Iowa communities. Find out how.

John Noonan and David Patterson |

AFSCME Helps Block Postal Privatization

AFSCME and other labor groups can now celebrate a victory in the move to stop privatization of public services.

Raju Chebium |

Working Families Lose Ground in Kentucky. So Sad.

Kentucky has taken a step backward in helping workers get ahead, passing a so-called right-to-work law that will make it harder for working families to earn a living wage.

Clyde Weiss |

#YesWeCan: Obama Came Through for Working People

The first bill President Obama signed into law helped stop unfair pay discrimination against women, setting the tone for his legacy of standing up for working people.

Here’s How to Cut College Costs

A proposal to make college free for many New Yorkers is making news, but AFSCME was there first. Members can earn a two-year degree for free. Check out our blog to find out more.

Raju Chebium |

Public Services or Private Services? Trump’s Picks Favor Privatization All Around

Donald Trump’s choices for his administration are ready to give the store away when they get into office, privatizing public services and even Social Security and Medicare.

Clyde Weiss |

Congress Poised to Act Against Working Families

Worried about the new Congress? You should be. Congressional leaders have working families in their sights, and we all need to be prepared to fight back.

The Days Ahead Hold Dangers for Public Employees

The coming year presents increased threats to public service workers because the elections increased the power of right-wing lawmakers at local and state levels.

Clyde Weiss |

Trump Doesn’t Speak for Working Americans

Unions, not President-elect Donald Trump or the 115th Congress, give working people a powerful voice.

Raju Chebium |

A Simple Yet Powerful New Year’s Resolution

Here’s a way to help AFSCME grow stronger so our union can help working people everywhere.

Raju Chebium |

Rhode Islanders’ Holiday Spirit of Giving

Council 94 members donate goods to Harrington Hall, an emergency shelter for homeless men.

Council 94 and Tiffanie Bright |

Alan Peterson Is a Really Nice Guy

Alan Peterson is a utilities worker in Enid, Oklahoma. Last fall, he helped save a couple from their smoke-filled house.

Pablo Ros |

Being a Public Servant is ‘Reward in and of Itself’

Meet another one of our recent Never Quit Service Award winners. Monica Delgado works in the Juvenile Division of Superior Court in the County of Stanislaus, California.

Clyde Weiss |
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