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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

AFSCME Retiree to Congress: 'Hands off my Medicare, Hands off my Social Security'

An AFSCME retiree has a powerful message for Congress: Don’t mess with Medicare or Social Security.

Omar Tewfik |

Trenton School Custodians Vote Unanimously to Affiliate with AFSCME NJ

About 65 school custodians in New Jersey’s capital, Trenton, have joined with AFSCME.

Jocelyn Alcox |

‘I AM 2018’ Rally Participants Urged to Continue Dr. King’s Struggle

Thousands marched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death and the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation workers’ strike.

Pablo Ros |

UCAN Workers Win a Union

These workers in Chicago joined together to form a union with AFSCME Council 31.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Rauner Appeal on Steps

Illinois Supreme Court rejects the governor’s appeal of a case AFSCME won at a lower court requiring the payment of step increases.

AFSCME Council 31 |

AFSCME Council 25 Endorses Whitmer for MI Governor

AFSCME Council 25 makes an endorsement in the Michigan gubernatorial race.

Lisa Martin |

New Mexico State Employees Make the Case for Wage Increases

New Mexico public service workers are celebrating pay raises for state workers, made possible by AFSCME’s effective advocacy.

Jashua Bane |

EMS Workers at AMR Win Big First Contract in Arizona

In a strong first contract win, AFSCME EMS workers in Maricopa County, Arizona, push forward confidently.

Pete Levine |

A Contract Win Full of Firsts Fuels Growth for One AFSCME Florida Local

AFSCME Local 1584 won favorable terms and added new members during a hard-won fight to secure a new contract.

Mark McCullough |

Working People Mobilize on Day of Action

See the images from this past weekend, when hundreds of thousands of people participated in the Working People’s Day of Action.

AFSCME Staff |

Under Attack, Working People Across the Country Rise Up for Freedom

Tens of thousands of working people are speaking out for freedom as the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case brought by billionaires to prevent us from joining together in strong unions.

AFSCME Staff |

Join the Working People’s Day of Action. Join the Movement to Protect Our Freedom.

Join the Working People’s Day of Action tomorrow to protect our basic freedoms against attacks from wealthy and powerful interests.

Melissa Weinstein |

As Puerto Rico Struggles, AFSCME Members Step Up to Help

Even as Puerto Rico struggles to get back on its feet, AFSCME members persevere and lend a hand.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

California Nurses Bring a Better Hospital to their Community

New year, new contract for more than 700 AFSCME-represented nurses at a California hospital.

Justin Lee |

Nation Observes Moment of Silence to Honor Cole, Walker

The nation honored Echol Cole and Robert Walker for their sacrifices 50 years ago – and for changing the course of our history.

AFSCME Staff |

Join the Nationwide Moment of Silence

Cities across the country observe a moment of silence on February 1, honoring AFSCME sanitation workers and their historic strike.

Pete Levine |
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Members of Congress Spoke Out for Workers, Against Forces Behind Janus

Members of Congress voiced support for working families, speaking out against the Janus case.

Pete Levine |

Cedar Haven Workers Shine Spotlight on Employer

AFSCME members delivered more than 1,250 cards signed by Lebanon County residents, urging the commissioners to get involved in the labor dispute with the owners of Cedar Haven Healthcare Center in Pennsylvania.

William Kauffman, AFSCME Council 13 |

Worker-Friendly State Senator Elected in Wisconsin

AFSCME members help propel worker-friendly candidate to state Senate seat in Wisconsin.

Michael Horecki, AFSCME Council 32, and AFSCME Staff |
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On The Record: I AM 2018

As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we celebrate a champion of both civil rights and labor rights.

AFSCME Staff |
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