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Why take action?

  • 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.

We'll keep you in the know about opportunities to take action on the issues that matter most to workers in California. 

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

Contra Costa County workers have the highest healthcare premium rates for families in the Bay Area due to divisive tactics by the County that the Board of Supervisors has supported. And now those rates are set to get even higher—as much as 14.74 % in January 2019.

Enough is enough. Nine unions have formed a Healthcare Coalition to demand that the County make the health of its workers and their families a priority.

Will you stand with the growing number of union members and sign this petition asking Contra Costa County to bargain with the Union Coalition immediately and to agree to pay its fair share of employee healthcare costs?

Strong communities are built on good public services. From brave first responders to public school teachers to life-saving nurses, our cities are made safe, healthy and strong because of the dedicated people who step up and devote themselves to deliver the quality services our families rely on.

When we all chip in together, we thrive, but now our cities and the public service workers who form the backbone of our communities are under attack by billionaires and CEOs. The Supreme Court's recent ruling in Janus v. AFSCME is the latest attempt to divide working people and weaken the services we need and deserve. These wealthy interests have used their power and influence to rig our economy, drive down our wages, take away our health care and even our basic civil rights and freedoms.

One of the most effective ways to fight back is to join together in unions for the power in numbers we need to stand up for our families and our homes. When people like nurses, firefighters and teachers have strong unions, entire communities benefit. Wages increase, public services are better, and social mobility improves for everyone.

That is why in the face of these attacks, Mayors across America are saying: "We're sticking with the union!" Now more than ever, we need elected officials to take action to empower working people and make it easier for them to join in unions.

Send a letter to your Mayor and say that you want them to pledge that they will take steps to strengthen our voice by standing up to attempts to divide working people. Say you want them to stand with working people.