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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

Texas Corrections Members Take their Story to the Legislature

AFSCME Texas Corrections members recently lobbied their state legislators to secure funding for facility and vehicle repairs and for other issues.

Namita Waghray |

AFSCME: Don’t Fix Puerto Rico’s Problems on Backs of Public Workers, Retirees

Don’t solve Puerto Rico’s economic ills on the back of its public employees and retirees. That’s the message from Steve Kreisberg, AFSCME’s director of research and collective bargaining services.

Clyde Weiss |

Camden County Librarians Get Active for a Contract

Some N.J. librarians are standing together with support staff and winning together in their fight for a new contract.

John Noonan |

Delaware Employees: We’ve Sacrificed Enough, Governor

Enough with the governor’s “shared sacrifice” trope, say Delaware public employees, more than 3,000 of whom are eligible for state aid.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Bill Guaranteeing Health Coverage for Families of Fallen Officers Passes in Alaska

After three years of pressure, AFSCME members in Alaska persuaded the legislature to pass a bill that guarantees health benefits for the families of fallen officers.

Kevin Brown |

Louisiana Members Step up Actions for Workplace Safety, Funding

To stop violent attacks, employees of Louisiana’s Pinecrest Supports and Services Center used their union, and the news media, to get the word out.

Clyde Weiss and Raju Chebium |

FL Members Active in Legislative Blitz

Members of Florida AFSCME advocated for working people’s priorities during a recent legislative blitz.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Strong Works at Louisiana State Penitentiary

At the Louisiana State Penitentiary, understaffing led to overtime for corrections officers at half the usual rate of compensation. Local 3056 fought back and won – and gained new members, too.

Clyde Weiss |

Puerto Rico Members Fight Pension Cuts in Court

SPU-AFSCME members are challenging the constitutionality of pension cuts in federal court.

AFSCME Staff |

We Must Stand Firm on the 60-Vote Rule for Gorsuch

Working people are demanding that Congress stick with the 60-vote rule to confirm nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Omar Tewfik |

Winning a Long-Overdue Raise – and Building Their Union

Jacksonville, Florida’s Local 1279 experienced huge growth in early March thanks to a strong contract campaign for a new multi-year contract.

Mark McCullough |

Texas Corrections Employees, Retirees Push Legislative Priorities

AFSCME members in Texas pushed legislative priorities that working people and retirees in the Lone Star State care about during face-to-face meetings with Texas lawmakers and staff this week.

Namita Waghray |

Illinois State Employees Vote to Authorize Strike

In the first-ever strike authorization vote, 81 percent of Illinois state workers voted to give their bargaining committee the authority to call a strike if necessary.

Anders Lindall |

Toll Worker Shortchanged, Wins Big Payout

AFSCME fought for a Delaware toll worker to get paid what she was owed, underscoring the value of belonging to a union.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

AFSCME Stands by Public Workers in Iowa

AFSCME is fighting back in Iowa against the latest attempt to silence the voices of working people and take away their ability to negotiate together for better wages and working conditions.

Pablo Ros |

Working Families Win Big in New Hampshire

Working families won big in New Hampshire today as state lawmakers voted by a wide margin to kill a right-to-work bill.

Pablo Ros |

Tom Price Is Bad for Your Health

The man President Trump chose to oversee our nation’s health care system, Tom Price, believes tax cuts for the wealthy are more important than health and retirement security for working families.

Uprising Against DeVos Shows Power of Activism

Betsy DeVos became secretary of education by the narrowest possible margin. AFSCME members and others came oh so close to winning that fight and proved that activism matters.

Jesse Berney |

Trump Doesn’t Want You to Join a Union

“Right-to-work” laws do not give anyone the right to work. If anything, they do the opposite.

Pablo Ros |

What Trump's Infrastructure Plan is Really About

President Donald Trump says has a plan to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure, but here's what his plan is REALLY about.

Peter Levine |
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