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Last month, AFSCME NJ workers with the Camden County Library were finally able to ratify a contract after more than a year of job actions and community outreach. 

Julie Tozer, President of Local 1454, says they started holding rallies in April of 2017 that lasted throughout much of that summer. Additionally, she and other members of 1454 attended every single freeholder meeting for an entire year to demand that the library workers get a fair contract. 

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

It is a new day for AFSCME members in New Jersey!

This weekend, the delegates to the AFSCME NJ founding convention unanimously ratified the constitution for AFSCME New Jersey. This means organizing committee status has been lifted and we are now AFSCME New Jersey, Council 63.

Watch the video from the convention here:

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During National Nurses Week, we celebrate heroes who bring compassion, competence and courage to their jobs every day and for whom healing us and their communities is a calling.

No wonder Americans, year after year, cite nursing among the professions they trust the most.

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.