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AFSCME Stands with Marriott Hotel Workers on Strike

By the latest count, there are now 7,700 Marriott hotel workers who have walked out on strike in cities across the United States.

Pablo Ros |

Union Popularity on the Rise

More Americans support standing together in unions as the economy increasingly benefits the wealthy and powerful.

Working People Are Struggling in Trump’s Economy

There is plenty of evidence that this is a strong economy primarily for those already in a privileged position.

Lee Saunders |

Workers at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Say They Are Determined to Unionize

With the help of their coworkers, they’ll continue to fight for a voice on the job.

Pablo Ros |

It’s Not Too Late to Say NO to Kavanaugh

No to someone who’ll be a rubber stamp for interests that want to rig the rules of our economy. No to someone who has sided with corporations.

Pete Levine |

University of California Employees Mulling Second Strike of the Year

The strike vote, set for later this month, follows a three-day walkout by 53,000 UC workers last May over their employer's outsourcing practices.

AFSCME Local 3299 |

Collective Action Prevails, Even Against Corporate Giant Amazon

The workers’ fight mirrors the fight taking place across the country by overlooked and underpaid workers who are tired of being pushed around and silenced.

Pete Levine |

Believe It or Not, Congress Seeks More Tax Cuts for the Rich

Yes, really. The U.S. House has approved a bill that would offer a new round of tax cuts for the richest 1 percent of Americans.

AFSCME Staff |
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Kavanaugh’s Pro-Corporate Agenda is a Major Disqualification

If Brett Kavanaugh ends up on the U.S. Supreme Court, the court’s core principles of equal justice and the right to a fair hearing will continue to be eroded.

AFSCME Staff |

A Decade Later: Four Ways Working People Are Still Paying for the 2008 Financial Crisis

Ten years ago this month, the Great Recession kicked into high gear, creating huge problems for working people that they are still working through. But things are looking up.

AFSCME Staff |

A Busy Summer for AFSCME Retirees

AFSCME retirees founded three new chapters this summer – in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Memphis, Tennessee.

Pablo Ros |

S-T McBride: ‘Let’s Hear the Truth’ About Kavanaugh’s Past

She reiterated AFSCME’s opposition to Kavanaugh, underscoring that he has consistently “ruled for wealthy corporate interests against working women, against working people.”

AFSCME Staff |

PennDOT Worker, AFSCME Member Loses Life on the Job

AFSCME mourns the loss of a Pennsylvania member who died in a worksite accident.

William Kauffman, AFSCME Council 13 |

Sounds Like AFSCME

Listen to the sounds of AFSCME members at work – and identify the work they do for their communities.

Maryland Retirees Call on the Governor to Keep the State’s Promise to Them

“It is of a moral imperative that Governor Hogan act now to protect the dignity of the thousands of Marylanders who dedicated their lives and careers to public service.”

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Catching a Suspected Killer

The suspected “Tinder serial killer” has been arrested – thanks to the work of a DC 37 criminalist.

DIANE S. WILLIAMS, DC 37 |

We Remember and Honor on 9/11 Anniversary

When things are at their worst, public service workers are at their best.

AFSCME Staff |

Minnesota’s Mark Ditsch is a Cheerful Warrior for his Community

Our latest Never Quit Service Award winner is Minnesota mild.

Pete Levine |
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Don’t Like Wealth Inequality? Join a Union

Unions help reduce the wealth inequality between white families and families of color, a new report shows.

Pablo Ros |

Keeping Kavanaugh Off the Supreme Court

Call 1-888-981-9704 today to reach your state’s senators and tell them to vote no on Kavanaugh.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Members Rally for Safe Staffing Levels After Attack on Co-Worker

They are seeking tougher worker-safety policies at a psychiatric hospital after one of their co-workers was attacked by a patient.

Mark McCullough |

New Mexico Public Safety Officers on Front Lines of Compound Raid

Taos County sheriff’s deputies were part of a team of authorities who rescued 11 children from a compound.

AFSCME Staff |
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We Are AFSCME

OCSEA Responds to Fentanyl Exposure in Ohio Prison

Workers at Ohio’s Ross Correctional Institution were exposed to a mix of the powerful opioid fentanyl and heroin on Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OCSEA, AFSCME International Staff |

Labor Union Approval Hits 15-Year High

This news comes despite a wave of unprecedented attacks by billionaire CEOs and corporate special interests to further rig our economy and democracy against everyday Americans.

Pete Levine |

Federal Judge Protects Workers’ Rights Against Attacks by Trump Administration

Federal workers achieved an important victory over the weekend, when a federal judge struck down key provisions of a series of executive orders signed by President Donald Trump to attack federal workers.

AFSCME Staff |

Keeping Baltimore’s Water in Public Hands

AFSCME leads fight to bar the sale of the city’s water utility.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Contract Negotiations Underway, Workers at UMass Memorial Excited and Hopeful

“I think it’s exciting that we’re going to be able to share our input with the administration and I’m hoping that we’ll reach an agreement.”

Pablo Ros |

For Washington, D.C., Private EMS Workers – a New Contract and a Path Forward

The EMS professionals at American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service in Washington, D.C., recently ratified their first contract.

Pete Levine |

Brett Kavanaugh: No R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Women’s and Workers’ Rights

Stand up and speak out against Kavanaugh’s nomination. Our respect on the job is on the line – and Kavanaugh is going to find out what it means to us.

Elissa McBride, Secretary-Treasurer, AFSCME International |

MD Behavioral Health Workers Organize to Save Jobs, Block Unfair Relocation

Maryland behavioral health care workers banded together and successfully fought a proposal to relocate their jobs.

Katie Moy-Santos |

Stop Trump’s Proposal Before It Hurts Home Care Workers

The proposal would make it illegal for home care workers to choose to have dues come directly out of their paychecks.

AFSCME Staff |

MO Victory Over ‘Right to Work’ Shows Growing Momentum, Public Support for Unions

The effort to pit private-sector workers against each other and drive down wages for all employees was defeated.

Omar Tewfik |

What the Job Numbers Don’t Tell You

Working people are still struggling in this rigged economy and wages are barely increasing.

Jacob Baum |

Corrections Officer Laid to Rest

“We will not let Joseph Gomm die in vain. We want to ensure that every person who works in corrections can come home safely, and that we can keep our institutions and communities safe."

AFSCME Council 5 |

Behavioral Health Workers in Oregon Want Change and Won’t Give Up

Before she began her career in behavioral health, Vialante Vieira was in a drug and alcohol recovery program at Volunteers of America Oregon in Portland. That experience helped her find her calling.

Pablo Ros |

NYC’s Public Health Network Agrees to Convert Many Temps to FT Jobs

After months of intense negotiations, the union has inked a deal with NYC Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H) that sharply curbs the agency’s reliance on temporary agency workers.

Diane S. Williams, DC 37 |

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 |

Carson City, California, Workers Help Local Kids Succeed

AFSCME members in Carson City, California organized a book drive to help local kids.

Jashua Bane |

Never Quit Award Winner Says an Informed Public Makes for a Stronger Democracy

“Terry” Kraus is the agency historian at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. One of her colleagues described her as a “one-stop, one-person shop for information on the agency.”

Pablo Ros |
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