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Our jobs, our issues, our communities

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 |

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 |

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 |

Dania Beach Members Hold Management Accountable for Promised Raise

Without a union, you are fighting on your own against the very people who can make or break your job.

Mark McCullough |

Speak Up Now to Stop Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court!

We deserve a Supreme Court that protects the rights of all Americans, not just the wealthy and powerful. We deserve a court that holds the president and Congress accountable. Contact your senators and tell them to stop Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.

AFSCME Staff |

Dividing Workers into Camps is a Right-Wing Plot, not the AFSCME Way

AFSCME is committed to representing everyone in a workplace, not just those who pay union dues.

AFSCME Staff |

Standing with Federal Workers Against the White House’s Attacks

Wednesday is #RedforFeds day. Wear red to show solidarity for federal government workers whose rights are being threatened.

Pete Levine |
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We Organize Together. We Win Together.

“We must inspire hope in the weary and the fearful. Now more than ever, we must ask our co-workers questions that stir them up and challenge them to take action: Will we have the power we need to improve our lives if we are not united?”

AFSCME Staff |
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We've Got Plenty of Fight

"In a democracy, in a democracy with good union strength and skill and organizing power … we the people will win out."

AFSCME Staff |

Unionized Child Care Workers March Up ‘Canyon Of Heroes’ Demanding Wage Equality

Early childhood educators and other staff in New York City held a large rally to speak out about getting paid less than their peers.

G.L. Tyler, District Council 1707 (New York) |

New Member Explains Why She Joined Her Union After the Janus Ruling

A must-read column from a new member of AFSCME Council 31 who explains why she converted from being a fee payer to a full union member – after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

Erika Holst, AFSCME Council 31 |

A Long, Hard-Earned Victory for Bay Area Community College Workers

Support staff at one California community college district are celebrating a strong contract that followed an arduous negotiating process.

Jashua Bane |

Camden County Library Workers Ratify Contract After a Year of Activism

“Being really public about our value and doing community outreach to educate folks on what the library really does was so important, but what really turned it around for us was unity."

Jocelyn Alcox, AFSCME New Jersey |
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We're Fighting Back

AFSCME Council 31 member Stephen Mittons breaks down the Janus decision: The Supreme Court has sided with the billionaires to weaken our voices on the job.

Don’t Believe the Lies, AFSCME Remains Strong

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

AFSCME Staff |

‘The Labor Movement is Bigger Than One Supreme Court Decision’

AFSCME President Lee Saunders in a USA TODAY column about the Janus ruling: “The labor movement is bigger than one Supreme Court decision.”

Lee Saunders |

Supreme Court Sides with Billionaires Over Working People

The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with powerful CEOs, billionaires and corporate special interests against public service workers and everyday working people by issuing an adverse ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

AFSCME Staff |

Poor People’s Campaign Spotlights Those Left Behind

Learn how the latest Poor People’s Campaign sheds light on how much progress must still be made, 50 years after MLK’s original campaign.

Pete Levine |
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