Take Action

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!

Addressing our country’s mental and behavioral health crisis means supporting the behavioral health professionals who are critical to the health and well-being of our communities. But with growing caseloads, turnover, stagnant pay, unsafe working conditions, and poor outcomes for our clients, one thing is clear: the behavioral health industry isn’t going to change unless care providers fight for better care.

Join the movement calling on providers, legislators and community leaders to create solutions that raise the standards of care and creates a behavioral health system that puts healing first.

Today, growing numbers of workers realize that if they want to gain respect and assure fairness, they need to join together to form a union. 

AFSCME has the best record in the nation for helping workers secure representation rights by winning representation elections and settling first contracts.

Nationally, AFSCME is 1.3 million strong, with more than 27,000 members in Northern California. Thousands more are joining us every year.

Organizing and growing gives us more power. The more members our union has, the more powerful we are in the workplace and with the politicians who make decisions that affect our work and lives.