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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

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 |

AFSCME Submits Merits Brief in the Janus case

AFSCME today filed its arguments opposing the anti-worker Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 Supreme Court case.

AFSCME Staff |

Atlantic City Water Services to Remain in Public Hands

Atlantic City, N.J., water services to remain public, thanks to AFSCME members.

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |

Council 17, Louisiana Department of Health Negotiate Historic Contract

Council 17 and the Louisiana Department of Health negotiated a historic tentative contract.

Namita Waghray |

Miami-Dade School Employees Finish 2017 With Big Contract Win

The AFSCME local representing school employees in Florida’s most populous county ended 2017 with a strong contract.

Mark McCullough |

A Very Long Year for Working Families

Working people have had a tough year under President Donald Trump. AFSCME will continue to hold him accountable.

Pablo Ros |

MI Supreme Court Sides with Public School Employees in Wage Theft Case

Michigan’s highest court ordered anti-worker politicians to return hundreds of millions of dollars to public school employees in a case involving AFSCME.

AFSCME Council 25 |

NYC Union Fights State Workers’ Compensation Changes

District Council 37 is taking part in an all-out effort to fight proposed changes to the workers’ compensation system in New York.

Mike Lee, DC 37 |

Some 600 Hospital Workers in Northern California Join AFSCME

Find out how and why nearly 600 hospital workers in Northern California joined AFSCME.

Jashua Bane and Martin Ricard |

How to Ensure Pay Fairness Through Your Union

Public service workers can better advocate for their communities and for each other when they come together in unions, as a Florida case illustrates.

Mark McCullough |

Carson, California, Voters Tax Big Oil to Keep Services Flowing

In Carson, California, AFSCME members stood up to big oil companies to rebalance the scales – and won.

Erica Zeitlin, AFSCME District Council 36 |

Despite Catastrophe, AFSCME Members in Puerto Rico Remain Grateful

Facing catastrophe all around them, members of Servidores Públicos Unidos/AFSCME Council 95 continue to serve their communities.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Stop The Money-Grabbing Disaster of a Tax Bill

While the world slept, Senate leaders pulled a sneaky maneuver to enrich corporations and the super-wealthy – at the expense of working people.

AFSCME Staff |

National Parks Fee Increase Is an Attack on Public Services

The Trump administration’s plan to double or nearly triple entrance fees at 17 of the country’s most popular national parks is yet another attack on working families.

Pablo Ros |

Senate Gears Up to Slash Taxes on Corporations, Raise Taxes on Working Families

The Senate is gearing up to shower corporations and the super wealthy with huge tax cuts. You can stop it.

AFSCME Staff |

HOPE Helps Shore up Pensions in Houston

Houston no longer has a pension problem – thanks to the hard work HOPE members put in.

Namita Waghray |
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