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!

Governor Newsom recently signed a new law that gives more than 40,000 child care providers the right to form a union. It has taken 16 years of organizing and mobilizing, but all of their hard work paid off and we couldn't be more excited to have a new wave of union members finally receiving the benefits and wages they deserve, and the ability to provide high-quality care for all Californians.

Our sisters and brothers from UDW just launched a major, statewide campaign for Child Care for All, and we’re asking supporters and providers to show solidarity. Can we count on your support?

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.