AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

We need Social Distance across the country to keep ourselves physically healthy during the Covid- 19 outbreak. Social Isolation can be a side effect of that distance & may challenge our Mental Health stability. Many of us are feeling high levels of stress, anxiety, and fear – which are hard to handle alone.

Where can I get support for myself or someone I love,
while staying Socially Distant?

Updating wills before heading into work. Extending the lives of single-use masks. Self-isolating from their own families. These are just some of the shameful realities and conditions health care workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are facing each day.

Before the announcement early Wednesday of an unprecedented $2 trillion deal to combat the coronavirus pandemic, AFSCME President Lee Saunders and three front-line workers put pressure on federal lawmakers to come through with a robust aid package for state and local governments so they can rebuild decimated public services.

The spread of Coronavirus has shaken our communities.  You as Public Employees in South Dakota are being called upon to keep your communities running while information is changing daily, and sometimes hourly.  Your AFSCME Brothers and Sisters in South Dakota, your AFSCME neighbors in Minnesota, and AFSCME public employees across the country are standing beside you to make sure your rights are protected in a time when you are being asked to make some significant contributions to your fellow South Dakotans.  AFSCME workers make America happen every day providing vital services to our c

The coronavirus aid package that cleared Congress is just not good enough for public service workers. That’s the takeaway message from AFSCME President Lee Saunders.