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WASHINGTON – AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement in solidarity with the California communities and AFSCME public service workers who are braving raging fir

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives.

Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check.

Don't fall for the scam.

Dignity was restored to an AFSCME Local 2620 member at the California State Prison in Lancaster after the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued three large fines for the prison for failing to uphold basic safety standards.

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.

March 29 was a special day for members of AFSCME Local 1684.

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.