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Fierce Unity and Determination Mark Contract Win for Southern Illinois County Workers

Members of AFSCME Local 2464 (Council 31), county workers from Southern Illinois’ Jackson County, won a new union contract with fair pay and affordable health care.

Nell McNamara, AFSCME Council 31 |

DC 37 and the City Agree on Unlimited Paid Sick Leave for 9/11 Heroes

After weeks of intense negotiations, the union won a landmark victory for our 9/11 first responders and other members who worked at the World Trade Center site during the rescue, recovery and cleanup.

Mike Lee, DC 37 |

“Junk” Insurance Plans Could Weaken Affordable Care Act Protections

With these junk plans, insurers are permitted to screen for, and charge more for, pre-existing conditions.

Pete Levine |

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 |

For Working Women, This is Not a Close Call

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh spells bad news for working women.

Elissa McBride |

The Affordable Care Act Is Eight Years Old and More Popular than Ever

Eight years ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. The law has never been as popular as it is today.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME: Working People Not Buying Trump’s Speech

In response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said working families disagree with the chief executive’s assessment of their country and are unhappy with his track record.

Pablo Ros |

Don’t Shut Down Uncle Sam. Pass Dreamers Bill. Renew CHIP.

AFSCME to Congress – don’t shut down the government. Also fix DACA and renew CHIP.

AFSCME Staff |

Council 17, Louisiana Department of Health Negotiate Historic Contract

Council 17 and the Louisiana Department of Health negotiated a historic tentative contract.

Namita Waghray |

MI Supreme Court Sides with Public School Employees in Wage Theft Case

Michigan’s highest court ordered anti-worker politicians to return hundreds of millions of dollars to public school employees in a case involving AFSCME.

AFSCME Council 25 |

Close to the Cliff: How CHIP Might Fail

Millions of kids may lose their health insurance if Congress fails to fund the CHIP program.

Pete Levine |

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 |

Children May Slip Through the Cracks. Thanks Congress.

Vulnerable children may not get the health insurance they need and deserve because leaders in Congress are playing political games.

Pete Levine |

‘Something Extraordinary is Going On’

AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Elissa McBride writes that striking workers at a Lebanon, Pennsylvania, nursing home seek basic dignity, respect.

Elissa McBride |
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On the Record: The AFSCME Agenda

Real freedom and opportunity means more than just getting by. It means having a voice on the job, affordable health care, the promise of retirement security after a lifetime of hard work, and equal democracy for all. That’s The AFSCME Agenda.

Lee Saunders |

Trump Puts Country’s Health Care in Hands of Former Big Pharma Executive

This week, Trump announced his choice of Alex Azar, a former Big Pharma executive, to lead the Department of Health & Human Services. That’s like sending the fox to guard the hen house.

Pablo Ros |

The AFSCME Agenda Points the Way to Stronger Communities

With the release of “The AFSCME Agenda: Freedom and Opportunity for All,” our union is reasserting our values and paving the way toward stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

Workers Strike for Dignity in Lebanon, PA

AFSCME-represented health care workers in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, walked off the job due to the lack of respect for the services they provide.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Trump Strikes Obamacare; AFSCME Warns of Dire Consequences to Working Families

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of dire consequences to working families after President Donald Trump decided to end critical subsidy payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

AFSCME Staff |

Stop the Plan to Hurt You and Give Tax Cuts to the Rich

Congress will soon vote on a proposal to enact massive cuts to programs and services and give huge tax breaks to rich people and corporations. We can’t let that measure pass.