Welcome to Next Wave! Our mission is to empower and unite young AFSCME members, from across our union, in the fight for dignity, respect, and economic prosperity. We are young and new AFSCME members who recognize the importance of having a diverse and active union membership and want to throw our elbows into the work. We work on issues from student debt to politics to workplace safety. We know that the future of AFSCME relies on the engagement of all members, young people included, and now more than ever the survival of our union depends on our numbers.