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  • Do you want to build a better and more secure economic future for you and your family?
  • Are you hurting from a lack of quality, affordable healthcare coverage?
  • Have you ever been unfairly disciplined by your supervisor or forced to accept a demotion, suspension or other punishment you didn’t deserve?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to consider taking action with AFSCME. With more than 1.6 million active and retired members nationwide, AFSCME is the strongest and most respected public services union in the country.

We consistently fight for and secure the best wages, benefits and working conditions for our members. Since so much of public service workers’ rights, benefits and funding are impacted by the actions of elected officials, we maintain a strong presence in the corridors of government, fighting to protect our members and holding politicians accountable for their actions. We stand ready to do the same for you and your colleagues.

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You don't have to be a union member to join us for an action. When working people stand together, we win!

Oakland charter school chain Education for Change is trying to open a new charter high school in Oakland. The school was overwhelmingly rejected by the Oakland Unified School District Board and the Alameda County Board of Education.

The charter proposal does not meet the legal requirements of the Charter Schools Act, and Oakland cannot afford any more charter schools. Yet, Education for Change has appealed to the State Board of Education, which could overturn the near-unanimous decisions of the locally-elected bodies.

Join AFSCME Local 257 and our partners in calling on the Education for Change Board of Directors to listen to our community and withdrawal their appeal.