ELITE Academy

*Empowerment through *Leadership, *Involvement, *Teamwork, and *Education.

Contract Enforcement, Grievance Handling, Arbitration, Leadership Skills, Building the Power of your Union - AFSCME Council 18 prioritizes training classes because we need YOU and your co-workers to be the leaders for tomorrow. CLICK for all the info on how to sign up for our **Free** ELITE Leadership Training Program

What is a Union?

A union is an organization formed by workers who join together and use their strength to have a voice in their workplace. Through their union, workers have the ability to negotiate from a position of strength with employers over wages, benefits, workplace health and safety, job training and other work-related issues. Unions also serve an important role making sure that management acts fairly and treats its workers with respect.

Unions are democratic organizations and its leaders are elected by the membership. Our AFSCME Council 18 mission, "AFSCME Council 18 and its membership is committed to strengthening our union by increasing and mobilizing our membership.  We will fight to win the battles we face at work, to improve pay, benefits, safety and fairness.  We will join with our communities and allies to protect public services and fight for a just society for the people of New Mexico."

Member Benefits

As an AFSCME member, you know you always have an advantage at the bargaining table. But did you also know your AFSCME membership can provide you with a big advantage when you shop?

Through the AFSCME Advantage Program, you can secure big discounts on everything from travel to cell phone service. See details on benefits, CLICK here

AFSCME Constitution

The AFSCME Member Bill of Rights and more...READ ON.

Resources for Stewards

The Steward Handbook, traiing videos,  forms, CLICK

Resources for Local Secretary / Treasurers

Essential info, tax forms, legal guidance for Local Treasurers, CLICK