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Historic Victories at Hand for AFSCME 3299 Workers

A three-year struggle for fairness is almost over for thousands of workers in the University of California system.

Pete Levine |

Banks Are No Longer Forgotten Thanks to Trump Tax Cuts. But Working People Are.

The Trump tax cuts of 2017 have made the top six U.S. banks and their shareholders wealthy. Not working people.

Pablo Ros |

Maryland Members Seek Fair Treatment from Gov. Hogan

AFSCME Maryland members rallied in Annapolis this week to send Gov. Larry Hogan a strong message that they need fair pay and safer staffing.

AFSCME Staff |

2020 Minimum Wage Hikes to Benefit 7 Million Working People

Minimum wage increases in 21 states and 26 cities and counties this year will help 7 million working Americans.

AFSCME STAFF |

Caught in Limbo: AFSCME Member Struggles with Student Loan Forgiveness

AFSCME Pennsylvania member Sheila O’Steen finally got her loans forgiven under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program with congressional help. But not everyone is that lucky.

Pete Levine |

Report: Employer Aggression Against Unionizing Workers is Strong

A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute highlights the breadth of employer wrongdoing in targeting workers who wish to unionize.

Pablo Ros |

SNAP Rule Change Will Leave Hundreds of Thousands Hungry

A change to SNAP imposed by the Trump administration will leave hundreds of thousands in hunger.

Pete Levine |

Behavioral Health Workers in New Jersey Overwhelming Vote to Join AFSCME

In New Jersey’s Mercer County, behavioral health workers choose to build power through AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |

City Workers in San Antonio Choose to Unite Through AFSCME

AFSCME is the union preferred by 6,000 workers at the City of San Antonio. They chose AFSCME to represent their interests before management.

Antonio Lewis |

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree with New AFSCME Benefit

Exciting new benefit: Introducing a bachelor’s degree completion program for AFSCME members and their families.

Pete Levine |

Now that Janus Failed, Alaska’s Anti-Public Services Governor Resorts to Dirty Tricks

Alaska’s governor and attorney general want to make it harder for unions in the public sector to collect dues. But a judge said no.

Pablo Ros |

Dunleavy’s Attack on ASEA Hurts All Alaskans

In an attempt to silence Alaska’s state workers and the union they formed, Alaska’s governor has filed a lawsuit. Read why this is a misguided move.

Jake Metcalfe, ASEA Executive Director |

Ideas@AFSCME: How to Make the Economy Work for Everyone

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride sat down for a conversation with the president of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Thea Lee, to discuss ways to make the nation’s economy work for all of us.

AFSCME Staff |

Big Win for Workers at Oregon University

After a massive informational picket, workers at an Oregon university were able to secure a favorable contract.

Jashua Bane |

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program’s Replacement is Broken Too

According to a new Government Accountability Office report, the new program is just as difficult to navigate and as confusing as its predecessor.

Pete Levine |

States Passing Much-Needed Paid Leave Laws

In the absence of a federal law, states and D.C. are taking the lead in passing much-needed paid leave policies.

Pete Levine |

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 |

A Summer Protest for Fair Wages, Health Care and Adequate Staffing

Summer time is protest time in upstate New York. Workers at Auburn Community Hospital are going public with their demands for a fair contract – and they have community support.

AARON GALLANT, AFSCME District Council 66 |

At Long Last, LA County Sanitation Employees Secure a Fair Contract

Guaranteed pay raises and no pension cuts are key provisions in a contract won by AFSCME District Council 36 members who work for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.

Jashua Bane |

New Southern California EMS Contract to Set Standard for the Industry

It wasn’t easy, but EMS workers in Riverside, California, reached a contract with American Medical Response that will provide much-deserved pay raises and improved health coverage for 450 workers.

Jashua Bane |