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We have some monumental “firsts” to celebrate

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to ou

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is getting a big promotion.

It’s not a secret that drug prices in the United States are rising much faster than inflation. To take but one example: between 2002 and 2013, the price of insulin, a hormone that saves millions of lives every year, more than tripled.

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AFSCME members have long known one big advantage of joining a union: better wages.

On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a tragedy unique in our history. And we promised each other to never forget — never forget those who lost their lives or those who put their lives on the line to save others.

LAS VEGAS – Corrections workers have become the first group of state workers to ask to be recognized as AFSCME in contract negotiations since Nevada adopted a law in June giving state employees the right to collectively bargain.

The corrections unit filed for recognition Friday with the state’s Government Employee-Management Relations Board after majority of the staff asked to be represented in contract talks as AFSCME Local 4041.

This year’s winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship is someone who defends workers' rights, supports her community and is deeply involved in her union. 

In a rousing speech to the members of NUHHCE District 1199C and other labor unions who are fighting to save a Philadelphia hospital, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride stressed that community health should take precedence over corporate profits.

“I bring a message of solidarity from AFSCME’s president, Lee Saunders, and the 1.4 million AFSCME members from coast to coast who stand with you in this struggle,” McBride said Friday at the Rally to Save Hahnemann Hospital.

The 19 presidential candidates who participated in the AFSCME Public Service Forum on Saturday disagreed on a range of topics, but they all agreed on one issue – our country needs a federal law that expands and protects collective bargaining rights for all public service workers.