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Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

Meet Patricia Johnson, a member of Local 2779 Child Care Workers Union and recipient of AFSCME New Jersey's Everyday Heroes Award.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to ou

AFSCME members stood on the steps of the Supreme Court this morning to support the LGBTQ community as the court heard three cases centered on the question of whether it is legal to fire someone for being gay or transgender.

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.

It’s not a secret that drug prices in the United States are rising much faster than inflation. To take but one example: between 2002 and 2013, the price of insulin, a hormone that saves millions of lives every year, more than tripled.

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AFSCME members have long known one big advantage of joining a union: better wages.

On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a tragedy unique in our history. And we promised each other to never forget — never forget those who lost their lives or those who put their lives on the line to save others.

LAS VEGAS – Corrections workers have become the first group of state workers to ask to be recognized as AFSCME in contract negotiations since Nevada adopted a law in June giving state employees the right to collectively bargain.

The corrections unit filed for recognition Friday with the state’s Government Employee-Management Relations Board after majority of the staff asked to be represented in contract talks as AFSCME Local 4041.

This year’s winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship is someone who defends workers' rights, supports her community and is deeply involved in her union.