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More from AFSCME: Archived Posts

Before and After the Storm

AFSCME members in Miami-Dade worked hard to prepare for Hurricane Matthew.

Namita Waghray |

Sharp Hearts, Sharp Cares, Sharp Nurses

More than 300 Sharp Healthcare nurses rally to show that they’re part of the real Sharp experience.

Tiffanie Bright and Jeff Rogers |

California Public Workers Find Strength with AFSCME

More than 6,000 workers are teaming up with AFSCME.

Justin Lee and Olivia Sandbothe |

Play “Feeding the Dragon” Recalls Life with Dad, a DC 37 Member

The late George King Washington was New York City Public Library live-in custodian and a proud DC 37 member. Now he’s the subject of his daughter’s play.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Workers and Community Stand United to Save Howard University Hospital

Howard University Hospital workers rally to raise awareness of the high quality health care they provide to the Washington, DC, community.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Corporations Rake in Profits, so Trump Wants to Lower their Taxes. Huh?

Corporate profits are soaring but taxes on those profits are at near record lows, reports the Economic Policy Institute and Americans for Tax Fairness.

Clyde Weiss |

Your Newest Union Benefit: Free College

You and your family members can earn a degree without spending a dime.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Standing Strong in Illinois

An anti-worker governor is trying to silence Illinois state employees, but they aren’t backing down.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Meet AFSCME’s Never Quit Innovation Award winners

We’re honoring AFSCME members who have made a difference to their union, their community and even to their state — and beyond.

Clyde Weiss |

All They Want is Respect – and a Fair Contract

Washington’s governor has refused to offer the state’s workers a two-year contract that reflects the work they do.

Clyde Weiss |

When There’s a Drop in Union Jobs, All Workers Earn Less

More union jobs means more money for everyone.

AFSCME Workers Protests Lead to New Jobs, Lighter Caseloads

Minnesota county approves hiring workers to help with heavy caseloads, staffing shortages.

Lynette Kalsnes and David Patterson |

Coups de Main to Lift up Louisianans in Their Time of Need

AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers show “coups de main” to help lift Louisianans in need.

Erica Nash-Thomas |

African American Women’s Equal Pay Day Is August 23

African-American women have to work nearly eight months – that’s 238 days into the next year, to earn as much as white, non-Hispanic men did in the previous year.

Jasmine Tucker, National Women’s Law Center |

Union Plus Offers Help for Victims of Louisiana Floods

Help is available to union members affected by the recent flooding in Louisiana through Union Plus.

It’s About Time – Federal Government to End Use of For-Profit Prison Operators

AFSCME applauds the Justice Department’s decision to end the use of private, for-profit firms to run America’s federal prisons.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Free College Benefit

Through the AFSCME Free College benefit, you and your family members can earn an associate degree, completely online – for FREE.

Getting a Free College Degree Is Easier than Ever

With the new AFSCME Free College benefit, members and their families can further their education and gain a college degree at no cost.

Clyde Weiss and Olivia Sandbothe |

The Voting Rights Act at 51: Why It Must Be Restored to its Full Power

51 years ago today the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. This is why it must be restored to its full power.

Erica Nash-Thomas |

America Has Gone Seven Years Without a Raise

The cost of living has risen by more than 10 percent since 2009, but millions still rely on the same minimum wage.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Never Quit Awards

Honored for their public service, activism and innovation, 12 AFSCME members received the first ever Never Quit awards.


Never Quit Awards - Rachel Cooper

Rachel Cooper never quits. Cooking is her passion and as a cafeteria manager she nourishes the spirits, bodies and minds of the students at her school. Here's how they said thank you.

Delegates Rally at Trump Hotel

More than 2,000 AFSCME delegates took it to the streets Wednesday, standing in solidarity with Culinary Workers demanding a fair contract at the Trump International Hotel.

Rachel Cooper – Never Quit Service Award Recipient

Steadfast pride and dedication. That’s why Rachel Cooper was honored with AFSCME "Never Quit" Service Award.

Our Voices

During our 42nd International Convention, AFSCME members took time to tell their stories about fighting for fairness and justice in their communities.


Our Voices


President Lee Saunders - Keynote Address (Highlights)


Quitters Don't


Never Quit

What’s Your Story?

Jeremy Sanders, a senior animal keeper at the Bronx Zoo and president of AFSCME Local 1501 (DC 37), was one of the first delegates to share his story at the Storyline booth.

Clyde Weiss |

Overtime Pay is Now the Rule for Many Home Care Providers

Nearly two million home care workers nationwide now have the right to overtime pay, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Public Safety - Proud to Protect and Serve

In Ohio, Giving Back to their Communities is What OAPSE Members Do

Members of the OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4 are helping relieve hunger for thousands of Ohio school children.

Clyde Weiss |

Union Plus Offers Help for Survivors of West Virginia Floods

For those affected by the West Virginia floods, there may be a free $500 grant for you.

Community Support Boosts Maui Lifeguards in Win for Fair Contract

Lifeguards in Maui County, Hawaii, won a fair contract, but It took a public campaign by HGEA members to achieve their victory.

Kevin Brown |

Less Harry Potter but Just As Much Magic for This AFSCME Strong Activist

Stephanie Davis, a library clerk in Louisville, Kentucky, would much rather spend a quiet weekend at home than having one-on-one conversations with strangers. But the AFSCME Strong training changed that.

Pablo Ros |

We're Winning the Fight for $15

Workers are rising up to fight for better pay and a union. They won't be stopped.

Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes |

Ohio Taxpayers Get Milked by State Prison Farm Selloff

Ohio taxpayers to shell out $2.6 million annually for milk for prison inmates who used to get it from prison farms that are now closing.

David Patterson |

Megan Burger Is This Year’s 2016 Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship Recipient

Megan Burger, a U.S. Capitol tour guide, is this year’s winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship. She plans to study occupational therapy.

Clyde Weiss |

In Debt? AFSCME and Union Plus Can Help!

Check out these resources to help with the costs of education and student debt.

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