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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

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EMS Workers in Las Vegas File for a Union Election

Nearly 400 EMS workers at AMR Las Vegas, a private company, are demanding a union election at their worksite.

Namita Waghray |

Workers Tell NV Lawmakers Why Collective Bargaining Bill is Needed

As the only public service workers in Nevada without the right to collectively bargain, SB135 will give state employees a seat at the table to advocate for the communities we serve.

Cyndy Hernandez |

Solidarity prevails in Rockford privatization fight

When members of AFSCME Local 1275 (Council 31) stood as one and said no to outsourcing, their employer – Rockford, Illinois, Public Schools – backed down.

AFSCME Council 31 |

Retiree Membership Surges as AFSCME Members Stick with their Union

Public service retirees are choosing to join together through AFSCME like never before.

Pete Levine |

Collective Bargaining Bill Gets First Hearing in Nevada Legislature

Senate Bill 135 would provide 20,000 state employees with the freedom to collectively bargain on issues like workplace safety, benefits and compensation.

Cyndy Hernandez |

New Mexico Council 18 Welcomes Newest EMS Members

The unit of almost 30 workers held an election from March 5-9 to join with the New Mexico council.

Namita Waghray |

Fight is on to Save Alaska Psychiatric Institute

ASEA members are fighting the newly elected governor’s plan to privatize the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. We want it to remain under taxpayer control.

ASEA Staff |

84 School Employees in Ohio on Strike for Fair Wages, Insurance

Lacking a contract for almost two years, OAPSE members working at Claymont City Schools in Ohio have gone on strike.

OAPSE Staff |

Oregon Graduate Researchers Working Toward First Contract

First was the fight to unionize. Now some Oregon graduate students are putting together their first contract.

David Kreisman |

AFSCME Members Join University of California Strike for Day of Solidarity

When UPTE’s research and technical workers went on strike starting Wednesday, about 5,000 AFSCME members joined in solidarity for that one day.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Alaska Members Slam New Governor’s ‘Disaster’ of a Budget

The proposal would make draconian cuts to state services and privatize a number of programs.

ASEA |

State Nurses Find Power in Numbers

Feeling empowered as they fight for collective bargaining rights, some state-employed nurses in Nevada are taking steps to improve their working conditions.

Cyndy Hernandez |
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On the Record: Resilience

Watch AFSCME President Lee Saunders explain how our union is resisting, persisting and continuing to build worker power.

AFSCME Staff |

Behavioral Health Members Are Becoming AFSCME Strong in Oregon

At 101 events across the state in January, Council 75’s weeklong blitz engaged 1,700 members, who did everything from talking to co-workers about the difference joining a union makes, to becoming active in their union, to increasing membership.

Mark McCullough |

Victories Against Anti-Worker Laws in Missouri, New Mexico Show Momentum

Together, these two recent victories reflect a broader push in the states to unrig the rules that rob working families of their voices.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Joins ‘Fund Our Future’ Campaign in Support of Quality Public Education

The ambitious new effort launched by the American Federation of Teachers seeks high-quality public education for all.

AFSCME Staff |
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A Vital Link in the Chain

911 dispatchers save lives. Unfortunately, their contributions to the emergency response system are often overlooked. A new bill co-sponsored by former AFSCME member Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) will change that.

Pete Levine |

Fighting for Better Working Conditions in San Mateo County

Our Local 829 sisters and brothers with San Mateo County’s Human Services Agency unit started their two-day strike on Tuesday, calling on county management to offer them a fair contract.

Martin Ricard, AFSCME Council 57 |

AFSCME NJ Joins National Campaign to Elevate Behavioral Health Industry

The United We Heal campaign aims to build a strong and equitable behavioral health community that ensures workers have their voices protected.

Kathleen Cancio, Mark McCullough |

Standing Strong with Oakland Teachers

AFSCME in Northern California is standing in solidarity with striking teachers in Oakland. Find out why.

Jashua Bane |
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