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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

Torrance Workers Make Sure Their Concerns Are Heard

Collective action in the form of a demonstration can yield results, as this example from Torrance, Calif., shows.

AFSCME Staff |
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Union Leaders Discuss the Future of American Labor

AFSCME President Lee Saunders and leaders of other public sector unions stressed that organizing and cross-union collaboration are vital for the future of the labor movement in the post-Janus era.

AFSCME Staff |

The Shutdown is Over. The Time to Act Has Just Begun.

Here are three things you can do to make sure shutdowns don’t happen again.

Elissa McBride |

AFSCME Parents Rejoice as Teachers Secure Win to Improve Education

The teachers went on strike to highlight the many ways in which their students were being shortchanged.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Retirees Gained 100% Support for Retiree Rx Plan from MD Senate; House is Next

“The bottom line is that this elimination of benefits would be unaffordable to some retirees and confusing to many."

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

House Approves Much-Needed Raise for Federal Workers

The bill, called the “Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019,” was approved 259-161, with bipartisan support.

In the Wake of the Janus Ruling, We're Sticking With Our Union

The billionaires and corporations that brought Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 to the Supreme Court expected a flood of workers to leave their unions. Instead, what’s happening is just the opposite.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Members Join CA Teachers on Picket Line

The teachers, members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), are standing up for high-quality education in their city, demanding, among other things, adequate class sizes, necessary support staff and fair pay.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Members Join Federal Workers in Rally to End Government Shutdown

Thousands of people marched to demand that 800,000 federal workers be allowed to return to their jobs and receive their paychecks.

AFSCME Staff |

Shutdown Rally is This Thursday

Join the labor rally on Thursday, Jan. 10, to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Power on Full Display in the Michigan Legislature

Members fought hard to derail anti-worker measures proposed by the majority party and won.

Raju Chebium |

Tax Breaks for the Rich and Powerful? Again?

As they prepare to hand over control, anti-worker leaders in the House of Representatives are trying to give their rich buddies and corporate donors yet another tax cut.

AFSCME Staff |

Fight the Separation of Southeast Asian Families

Today’s deportation of members of the Cambodian-American community is wrong. Make your voice heard to stop it.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Fights Anti-Worker Lame Duck Shenanigans in Michigan

AFSCME members throughout Michigan are working overtime to block these blatantly political attacks on working people.

Raju Chebium |

An AFSCME Strong Victory for Injured CT Police Officers

Connecticut cops earn back pay after working through their union.

Larry Dorman, AFSCME Council 4 |

Wisconsin Lame Duck Power Grab Extends Scott Walker’s Anti-Worker Legacy

These bills would limit the power of Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul; limit early voting, robbing many working families — particularly those in urban areas — of their voices.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers Rise Up

VMOs have a set of experiences and perspectives that cannot be replaced. There is no one who can speak with greater authority about the benefits of union membership than a union member.

AFSCME Staff |

Federal Court Rejection of Corporate-Backed Lawsuit Is A Win for Working People

A federal court has rejected an attempt by corporate-backed forces to illegally obtain reimbursements of legally collected collective-bargaining fees.

AFSCME Staff |

Oregon Behavioral Health Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFSCME

They become the latest in a wave of therapists, case managers, peers, support staff and other dedicated care providers who are uniting through AFSCME’s United We Heal campaign to fix a broken system.

Mark McCullough |

Want Your Mail? Say No to Privatizing the Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is the most popular federal government agency, and it’s been around since 1775. Now, the most unpopular president in modern times, wants to sell it off to the private sector.

AFSCME Staff |
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