Follow
e f t p i

workers rights

Oregon Health and Science University Workers Stand Together for Respect

It was a massive show of strength as more than 1,400 people stood together for a fair contract for Oregon Health and Science University workers.

Jashua Bane |

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 |

Candidates Say Yes to Union Rights

Divided presidential candidates were united over one issue at AFSCME Public Service Forum.

Pablo Ros |

On the Road to the AFSCME Public Service Forum

Hear from workers who are heading from California to Nevada to attend the AFSCME Public Service Forum – what their expectations are, what they want candidates to focus on.

Erica Zeitlin, AFSCME District Council 36, AFSCME International Staff |

Candidates to Make Their Case for Public Services at AFSCME Forum

Public services will be the focus of a presidential candidate forum AFSCME is hosting on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Pete Levine |

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 |

CT AFSCME Members Celebrate Passage of Landmark PTSD Legislation

Thanks to the hard work by AFSCME Council 4 members, police and parole officers and firefighters in Connecticut who have PTSD can collect unemployment and receive medical coverage.

Larry Dorman, AFSCME Council 4 |

AFSCME Retirees Charge Up to The Hill During Retiree Council Meeting

During their annual Retiree Council Meeting, AFSCME Retirees went to Capitol Hill in force to step up and speak up.

Pete Levine |

Scalia’s Record Raises Questions About His Ability to Lead Labor Department

It’s unclear whether Eugene Scalia, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next labor secretary, has what it takes to be an advocate for working people.

AFSCME Staff |

U.S. House Votes to Boost Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The effort to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade got a major boost when the House passed a bill raising it to $15 an hour by 2025.

Jay Hutchison |

We Applaud House Effort to Give Federal Employees Paid Leave

We applaud the House for passing a bill that would guarantee federal workers up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for their children or sick family members or to recover from serious medical problems.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Supports Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

The legislation would ensure “that rights aren’t just on paper, but that they can be enforced and implemented” legally and in ways to decrease retaliation.

Jay Hutchison |

AFSCME President Lee Saunders Welcomes Acosta Resignation

While the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta comes as welcome news to workers, it highlights the Trump administration’s consistent theme of chaos over quality.

AFSCME Staff |

States, Cities Tackling Minimum Wage, Congress Trying to Catch Up

States and localities are ahead of Congress on raising the minimum wage up to $15 an hour. The last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage – from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour – was 10 years ago this month.

Jay Hutchison |

Council 13 Members Ratify Four-Year Contract with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Signed, sealed and delivered. A new four-year contract has been approved by tens of thousands of public service workers employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM KAUFFMAN, AFSCME COUNCIL 13 |
P

AFSCME is on a Roll

AFSCME is notching victories coast to coast and is energized by pro-worker momentum from state houses to Congress. A year after the Janus v. AFSCME ruling, the wind is at our backs.

Lee Saunders |

Former Iowa Nurse Speaks Up for Union Bill in Congress

A former Iowa nurse and AFSCME member who was attacked on the job supports congressional legislation that would protect union rights.

Pablo Ros |

Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer Shared Ideas@AFSCME

Rep. Abby Finkenauer, who was elected last fall to serve Iowa's First Congressional District, joined AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride to talk about the effect of collective bargaining on Iowans and discuss why she stands with AFSCME.

Jay Hutchison |

Proposals in Congress Would Allow More Workers to Form Unions

The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act will give workers more freedom to join unions.

AFSCME Staff |

New Era in Illinois: State Workers Secure Fair Contract

In an unmistakable sign that a new era has dawned in Illinois, state workers have secured a fair, new contract from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration.

AFSCME Council 31 |