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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) emerges in the United States, many AFSCME members are and will continue to be on the front lines car

On the eve of Saturday’s Nevada Democratic primary caucuses, AFSCME members and retirees gathered at a Las Vegas restaurant to hear one last time from presidential candidates on the issues that mat

Despite high levels of stress on the job, many state and local workers say they highly value serving the public and their communities and feel generally satisfied with their jobs.

This finding, from a national survey commissioned by the National Institute on Retirement Security, will not surprise many AFSCME members, who work in state, county and local governments and never quit on their communities.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 21, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

IOWA’S DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION STANDS UP FOR WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION

AFSCME members who work in health care and social services jobs face workplace violence daily. Now they are closer to having it.

Election Day 2019 was a big victory for working families. In states and cities across the country, they made their voices heard, electing pro-worker candidates for state and local government and providing further evidence of growing political momentum for working people.

Last year, nearly half a million workers went on strike across the nation, the largest number since 1986, when the country’s union membership rate was considerably higher (17.5%) than it was in 2018 (10.5%).

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 29, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-1517 | [email protected]

FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, IOWA WORKERS OVERWHELMINGLY VOTE TO KEEP THEIR VOICE AND THEIR UNION

A bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives would simplify the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for current and would-be participants.