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Workers at L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art Seek to Build Power Through AFSCME

MOCA workers are joining their counterparts at another Los Angeles-based museum, the Marciano Art Foundation, in the fight for better wages and better working conditions.

Pete Levine |
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On the Record: Child Care for All

Thanks to a new state law, California child care providers have collective bargaining rights – the freedom to negotiate for better compensation and benefits, the ability to stand together in a strong union.

A Celebration for California’s Child Care Providers

California child care workers celebrate winning collective bargaining rights, joined by their governor and AFSCME President Lee Saunders.

Pete Levine |

New Book Shows AFSCME’s Role in Key Fights that Shaped Labor

Former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse visited AFSCME International to talk about his latest book and the future of labor.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME’s Wage Calculator Highlights the Benefits of Union Membership

Union members bring home bigger paychecks than workers who don’t have the power to sit down and negotiate together. The numbers tell the story.

AFSCME Staff |

Imperial County Emergency Medical Services Workers Join AFSCME

Taking a page from Riverside EMS workers, EMS professionals in Imperial County also took action – they voted resoundingly to join AFSCME Local 4911.

Jashua Bane |
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The Union Difference on Union 411

In the latest “Union 411” video, Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride explores the value of the Union Difference – power, dignity, respect and fairness.

AFSCME Staff |

Nevada COs First to File for Recognition Since Collective Bargaining Law

Nevada corrections staff want the state to recognize them as AFSCME – the first to seek such recognition this year.

Cyndy Hernandez |

Pharmacists at Kaiser Hawaii Choose to Build Power Through AFSCME

At least 100 pharmacists at Kaiser Hawaii in Honolulu have joined forced with UNAC/UHCP.

Jashua Bane |

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 |

In Florida’s Manatee County, A Strong Contract Underscores Worker Power

Support staff at one Florida school system won a historic contract.

AFSCME Florida |

AFSCME Next Wave Launches #NoFilter Podcast

AFSCME is launching a new podcast, #NoFilter, to spark a conversation about activism, social justice and union organizing among young union members.

Pete Levine |

A Seat at the Table for EMS Workers in Prescott, Arizona

“We have a voice at the table with someone fighting for us."

Pete Levine |

Don’t Believe the Lies, AFSCME Remains Strong

The corporate interests who brought you the Janus ruling are launching their next phase.

AFSCME Staff |

Privatization Plan Defeated in NH

Members of an AFSCME local in New Hampshire fought off a school district’s proposal to privatize custodial services.

Melissa Weinstein |

EMS Workers at AMR Win Big First Contract in Arizona

In a strong first contract win, AFSCME EMS workers in Maricopa County, Arizona, push forward confidently.

Pete Levine |

Young Workers Are the Future of Labor – And the Future Is Now

A new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute shows that 76 percent of the nationwide increase in union membership in 2017 was made up of workers under 35.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME: Working People Stay Strong Despite ‘Relentless, Dishonest’ Attacks on Labor

New federal data on last year’s union membership shows working people remain strong despite “relentless, dishonest attacks from wealthy special interests,” AFSCME President Lee Saunders says.

AFSCME Staff |

Remembering Paul Booth

AFSCME mourns the loss of labor pioneer Paul Booth.

AFSCME Staff |

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 |