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On a normal day, Sandra Pacheco, an administrative assistant in Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, begins her day at 7 a.m., filing paperwork for her colleagues in the fie

We begin this new year feeling positive, optimistic, upbeat and ready for the challenges ahead.

The new year brings good news for millions of working Americans. Nearly 7 mill

A large group of hospital workers have formed a new bargaining unit with AFSCME Local 315, expanding our membership further in the Eastern Sierra.

About 250 patient care, technical, service and business office employees at Northern Inyo Hospital District recently decided to join our union to have a stronger voice at the bargaining table and stand up for better patient care at the hospital district’s medical facilities.

Despite high levels of stress on the job, many state and local workers say they highly value serving the public and their communities and feel generally satisfied with their jobs.

This finding, from a national survey commissioned by the National Institute on Retirement Security, will not surprise many AFSCME members, who work in state, county and local governments and never quit on their communities.

LaVerne Washington, an executive board member and steward of AFSCME Local 101, is on her way to retiring free of credit card debt. LaVerne has been an AFSCME member for over 18 years. As she started planning for retirement from her job as a paralegal, she researched ways to reduce her bills and high-interest credit card debt.

AFSCME members who work in health care and social services jobs face workplace violence daily. Now they are closer to having it.

If you ask John O’Connor, he’s nobody’s hero. As a longtime BART employee who loves his job and his family, his only goal every day is to do the best job possible.

But after he rescued a man who fell onto the tracks just moments before a train was pulling into the Coliseum BART station this month, O’Connor has been getting a hero’s welcome everywhere he goes.

Election Day 2019 was a big victory for working families. In states and cities across the country, they made their voices heard, electing pro-worker candidates for state and local government and providing further evidence of growing political momentum for working people.

Last year, nearly half a million workers went on strike across the nation, the largest number since 1986, when the country’s union membership rate was considerably higher (17.5%) than it was in 2018 (10.5%).

This month, the votes were counted and Local 1 members voted overwhelmingly to be a part of AFSCME Council 57.

This historic unification will blend two strong unions to become a more powerful organization to continue fighting and winning the dignity, respect and improvements for all AFSCME members in Northern California and the Central Valley.

This will also move the number of workers the council now represents to roughly 35,000.