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Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

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.

Finally, after eight years of the anti-worker Berry administration, we have a champion for workers as Mayor of Albuquerque.  Congratualtions to our current State Auditor, Tim Keller, for his impressive win over Dan Lewis, gathering 62% of the vote and also to Cynthia Borrego, for her victory in City Council District 5, gathering 54% of the vote.
AFSCME and CWA filed the lawsuit against the State after the State Personnel Office stated state employees may not have time to vote without penalty, in direct conflict of the municipal code and state rules act. In his decision delivered this morning, Judge Thompson cited several court cases upholding the fundamental democratic right to vote, as there is “no right more precious” than the right to vote.
Arbitrator orders Grievant made whole, and all discipline removed from file. Two New Mexico Department of Transportation employees were involved in an altercation that resulted in one employee being terminated for workplace violence and another being given a seven day suspension for defending himself. The aggressor had a history of antagonizing the grievant. At one point the aggressor pointed a grinder-sharpened trash-picker at the grievant’s chest. At the end of the workday, when the grievant was walking to his car, the aggressor drove his car directly toward the Grievant and struck him at least twice. The Grievant threw a water bottle at the aggressor’s windshield, shattering it, after having his leg injured severely enough to require transport to a hospital.
message from Connie Derr - take a few moments to hear from some of your fellow union members as they talk about the value of your union, AFSCME.

AFSCME never stops working to win better jobs, safer conditions, respect, dignity, and RIGHTS at work.