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AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

Economists of diverse backgrounds, who might otherwise disagree on a range of policy issues, spoke with a single voice on Monday on the need for Congress to provide robust aid to states, cities and

Updating wills before heading into work. Extending the lives of single-use masks. Self-isolating from their own families. These are just some of the shameful realities and conditions health care workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are facing each day.

We were notified recently of a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 for two people who attended the rally at SERV in Ewing on March 11, 2020. One is an AFSCME member and the other is an elected public official. Neither of these individuals were displaying any symptoms at the time of the rally on March 11. However, out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying all members who attended this rally, and those who could have come in contact with someone from the rally. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and advise you of any new developments.

Before the announcement early Wednesday of an unprecedented $2 trillion deal to combat the coronavirus pandemic, AFSCME President Lee Saunders and three front-line workers put pressure on federal lawmakers to come through with a robust aid package for state and local governments so they can rebuild decimated public services.

The coronavirus aid package that cleared Congress is just not good enough for public service workers. That’s the takeaway message from AFSCME President Lee Saunders.

As of this notice, 29 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been reported in New Jersey. This number is expected to rise, and state agencies and other employers of AFSCME-represented workers are taking as many precautions as possible.

Many employers have adjusted their operating hours and, in some cases, closed their facilities temporarily. All of this has resulted in an influx of calls to AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 staff with questions and concerns about how to handle this ever-evolving situation.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) emerges in the United States, many AFSCME members are and will continue to be on the front lines caring for and transporting those afflicted with the virus. Workers in emergency services, health care, child care, educational institutions and many others may come in contact with people who’ve contracted the coronavirus, putting themselves at risk.

On the eve of Saturday’s Nevada Democratic primary caucuses, AFSCME members and retirees gathered at a Las Vegas restaurant to hear one last time from presidential candidates on the issues that matter most to working families.

Time is running out to fill out an application for the AFSCME Council 63 scholarship!