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Watch AFSCME member Maricruz Manzanarez's powerful story on why we need immigration reform.
In a rousing keynote address at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes told the assembled delegates that unions do make a difference. Click through to watch the video highlights.
We kicked off the 41st International Convention in Chicago with some big news: our union is 92,155 members stronger today than it was just a few months ago. Watch highlights of Pres. Saunders' speech by clicking through.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that home care and child care providers members were not required to pay fair share dues.
Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn.
Elections bring results. Gov. Dayton and DFL majorities delivered the best legislative session in a generation. They proved that, given a chance, state government can work for working people. Here’s the proof.
Union Makes Flood Relief Available
Members in good standing whose homes have been damaged by June’s flooding may be eligible for financial assistance through AFSCME International’s Fallen Heroes Fund. For eligibility guidelines, documentation requirements, and an application form, see Council 5’s website.
Unions are one of our only counterbalances to big corporations and the super rich who tilt the playing field in their favor so that they can hoard more and more of our nation's wealth.
If you believe unions are important for a fair economy then please go to www.unionswork.us
EMTs and paramedics suffer three times as many workplace injuries as the national average.
PayWatch Raises Awareness about Income Inequality Read more >>>
New AFSCME campaign will grow the union by 50,000 members before the 2014 Convention in July. Read more >>>
Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>
by Olivia Sandbothe
Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.Read more >>>
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