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Some of the nation’s largest cultural institutions accepted more than $1.6 billion in federal help to weather the coronavirus pandemic, but continued to let go of workers – even though the assistan

When Fran Krugen’s late husband was first diagnosed with diabetes, his insulin cost about $35 a bottle.

Election Day 2019 was a big victory for working families. In states and cities across the country, they made their voices heard, electing pro-worker candidates for state and local government and providing further evidence of growing political momentum for working people.

Election Day is THIS Tuesday, and we want to make our voices heard.

Last year, nearly half a million workers went on strike across the nation, the largest number since 1986, when the country’s union membership rate was considerably higher (17.5%) than it was in 2018 (10.5%).

By now, you've probably heard of Senator Sweeney's proposed legislation called the Path to Progress, but what is it, really? Watch below to see Executive Director Steve Tully explain what the Path to Progress REALLY is, and how it would be a disaster for union members across the state. 

A bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives would simplify the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for current and would-be participants.

By now, you've probably heard of Senator Sweeney's proposed legislation called the Path to Progress, but what is it, really? Watch below to see Executive Director Steve Tully explain what the Path to Progress REALLY is, and how it would be a disaster for union members across the state. Then, tune in next week as we take a final look into the negative impact this legislation will have, if enacted.

By now, you've probably heard of Senator Sweeney's proposed legislation called the Path to Progress, but what is it, really? Watch below to see Executive Director Steve Tully explain what the Path to Progress REALLY is, and how it would be a disaster for union members across the state. Then, tune in every week in October as we dive even deeper into the negative impact this legislation will have if enacted.

Across the nation, women are creating change for working families more than ever before. The Women’s Leadership Academy is ready to train more AFSCME women to be leaders of that change.

Introducing the 2019 Women’s Leadership Academy Online, which is kicking off trainings starting Oct. 16.

Designed for all AFSCME women, the academy will consist of four modules aimed at giving women the skills and support they need to stand tall for workers’ rights and increase political and workplace power on a greater scale.