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The rescue of the couple was not only a sign of the two young men’s bravery and dedication to the lifeguard code. It’s another example of how AFSCME members never quit on their communities—even when they’re not technically on the job.  Read more >>>

Looking for financial support for college? Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors.  Read more >>>

On this Labor Day, we talk to Gary Goins, the oldest Local 444 member and one of the last remaining workers who was around during the East Bay MUD strike. It’s a lesson in what it takes to fight for dignity as working people.  Read more >>>

At a time when housing prices continue to skyrocket and the wealth gap keeps disproportionately growing, Local 2428 reached an agreement with the East Bay Regional Park District that gives all members a 12.8% wage increase over four years, plus a new top step with a 2.5% wage increase available for all positions.  Read more >>>

As a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) points out, American workers have always done better for themselves and their families when they join together in strong unions. It’s through collective bargaining that they have a voice on the job and greater control over their lives and their futures.  Read more >>>

Are Unions Useful Anymore?

Tell me if you've heard this one before: "Unions were good at one time, but haven't they outlived their usefulness?" This statement is old hat for those who want to crush workers' rights on the job. How old? The revelation at the 48-second mark says it all.


Wealth Inequality in America

Our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is worse than we think.

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