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Council 57 members will have an opportunity to elect a new Executive Board at the upcoming April Delegates meeting.

Megha Desai is a public defender in Multnomah County, Oregon. In a given week, she might work upwards of 60 hours. Right now, she has about 145 open cases.

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Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

In Missouri, two separate anti-worker measures, HB 1413 and SB 1007, were halted by state courts last week.

As a clinical social worker with San Mateo County’s Children and Family Services Department, Laura Stovall is sometimes required to go into a family’s home when a child’s life is put in danger—oftentimes, her own life is put in danger as well.

But when Stovall asks San Mateo County management for time off or the ability to work some days from home or fair overtime pay so that she can regroup, spend quality time with her family and get ready to help other families in need, she is often punished or made to feel like her job isn’t important.

AFSCME members in Northern California stood strong with teachers in Oakland as the educators held a seven-day strike to win a new contract and an 11% raise.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services. 

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.