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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

Iowa Prison Stabbing Leads AFSCME to Demand Action ‘Before Someone Gets Killed’

AFSCME Iowa Council 61 is demanding action from Iowa Department of Corrections officials after two correctional officers were attacked by inmates in less than a week.

Pablo Ros |

California Governor Signs Slew of AFSCME-Backed Bills

Standing strong for communities through AFSCME, public service workers in California implemented legislative changes to benefit employees and the Californians they serve.

AFSCME Staff |

Oregon Members Demand Quality Services for the Community

Nearly 700 striking public service workers in Lane County, Oregon, demand quality services for the community they serve and fair treatment.

Justin Lee |

It’s Time to Tell Congress: We Care About Our Communities, Not Tax Cuts for the Rich

Senate leaders, following in the footsteps of their colleagues in the House, are about to approve a budget resolution that could make life harder for the communities they represent. All in the name of tax cuts for the rich.

AFSCME Staff |

Trump Strikes Obamacare; AFSCME Warns of Dire Consequences to Working Families

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of dire consequences to working families after President Donald Trump decided to end critical subsidy payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Will Help Puerto Rico All the Way

AFSCME is doing its part to provide vital relief and services to Puerto Rico over the long haul.

Pete Levine, Namita Waghray |

Puerto Rico needs a Marshall Plan

Puerto Rico needs its own “Marshall Plan” to recover from Hurricane Maria, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders writes.

Lee Saunders |

Six DC 37 Members are in Puerto Rico to Help with Relief Efforts

Six members from AFSCME District Council 37 have flown to Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild after Hurricane Maria as part of a contingent from AFL-CIO unions.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Budget Measure Attacks Working People Like You

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders says a House budget measure would “degrade the basic quality of life for American working families.”

Portland AFSCME Members Help Break Down Workplace Discrimination

AFSCME members of Local 88 in Oregon are speaking up in support of a resolution for workplace equity.

David Kreisman |

Clerk of Courts Members Rally Community to Save Services and Jobs

Read how one Florida local prevented layoffs and led a campaign to preserve courthouse services.

Mark McCullough |

Stop the Plan to Hurt You and Give Tax Cuts to the Rich

Congress will soon vote on a proposal to enact massive cuts to programs and services and give huge tax breaks to rich people and corporations. We can’t let that measure pass.

After Harvey, AFSCME Texas Helps Members Rebuild

AFSCME Texas members are helping restore lives after Hurricane Harvey.

Namita Waghray |

The Rich Get Richer Under Trump’s Self-Serving Tax Plan

The GOP’s tax plan will cut taxes for the rich and powerful – including Trump – but not for working families.

Clyde Weiss |

Supreme Court to Take Up Anti-Union Janus Case This Term

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a blatantly political effort to further rig the economic rules against working people.

AFSCME Staff |

Strong Contract Turns into Strong Membership Growth

AFSCME Local 3346 executed a strong contract-ratification campaign and membership blitz to show new employees at Florida International University the AFSCME difference.

Mark McCullough |

Another Attempt, Another Failure to Repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump and Congress have failed time and again, since the beginning of the year, to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They did so again today.

Pablo Ros |

If It Walks and Talks Like a Duck … It’s Trumpcare

It’s called the “Graham-Cassidy bill,” but the latest attack on the Affordable Care Act is really just another version of Trumpcare.

Pablo Ros |

We Remember

The AFSCME-represented officers, paramedics, dispatchers and other public service workers at Ground Zero on 9/11 will always recall how they approached their jobs that day and in the weeks and months to come. We will never forget.

911 Dispatchers’ Calls for Help Go Unanswered

AFSCME members in South Bend, Indiana, are making the case for why St. Joseph County needs to hire more 911 dispatchers.

Lisa Martin |
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