Hundreds of AFSCME members, community leaders, and allies gathered to honor and celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Megha Desai is a public defender in Multnomah County, Oregon. In a given week, she might work upwards of 60 hours. Right now, she has about 145 open cases.

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AFSCME Council 25 Issues 2018 General Election Endorsements

Lansing, MI- Today, the AFSCME Council 25 Executive Board and Officers ratified the recommendations of the Area PEOPLE Committees and issued endorsements of candidates at the federal, state, and local levels for the 2018 general election. The full list, including endorsements made before the primary election, is below.


AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

City of Ann Arbor AFSCME Workers Notch Big Anti-Outsourcing Victory

City of Ann Arbor employees represented by AFSCME Local 369 scored a huge victory this week as the City Council, by a 7-4 vote, passed a resolution opposing the outsourcing of trash collection to a private, for-profit company.

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When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

On Saturday, hospital workers at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland joined together to show their strength and solidarity with pharmacy techs that are struggling for union recognition and fair treatment on the job.

Dozens of hospital employees marched in front of the hospital on Woodward to call attention to the mistreatment of union employees while the hospital spends millions to expand their facilities.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

On March 1, 2018 your IUCC AFSCME Representatives and the Michigan Department of Corrections met to discuss the return of prison foodservice to State Civil Service.

The MDOC has indicated that while Legislative approval is still pending, they are moving forward with the re-integration of foodservice. The MDOC intends to continue the same staffing model as Trinity and Aramark.  The MDOC will send notification, by mail, to employees within AFSCME classifications, who were laid off or displaced by Aramark, of the available job postings.