AFSCME supports a proposal in Congress to ease the financial burden on child care professionals who provide meals and snacks.

Here are 10 things to love about your union on Valentine's Day — and every day of the year: 

The most pro-worker president in our lifetimes delivered the most pro-worker State of the Union address in recent memory.

Here are just a few highlights from President Joe Biden’s Tuesday night speech:

1. On the remarkable job growth of the last two years: 12 million new jobs are more than any previous president has created in four years in office. “Jobs are coming back, pride is coming back, because choices we made in the last several years,” Biden said.

In January 1993, Joann Mapp shared a powerful message on a conference call with newly elected President Bill Clinton. Mapp, a keypunch operator at the Philadelphia City Police Department and a member of AFSCME Local 1637 (District Council 33), was a single mother to 5-year-old twins.

U.S. labor unions and their popularity are on an upswing.  Some great findings have come out from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).  

A look into some of the numbers below.

The following is adapted from remarks delivered by President Saunders at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s Martin Luther King Day Breakfast on January 14, 2023.

Union family, it’s a great honor to spend this special day with you, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as we reflect on his sacrifice and recommit to his work.

AFSCME is looking for submissions for the 2023 convention pin. 

Below is a message from Steven Tully, Executive Director of Council 63:

Good Morning Sisters and Brothers,

AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 is pleased to announce that we will be holding a contest to design the pin for our 2023 convention. The winning entry will be used as the design for our 2023 convention pin. This contest is open to all members and more details about the contest will be sent out shortly.

The most important part of your union (besides solidarity) is your contract. 

You can read and familiarize yourself with our contract here (or click below): 

Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, including AFSCME members, have seen their student loans forgiven under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.