Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in D

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

On October 5th and 6th 2018 AFSCME Council 65 Delegates will gather in Mankto Minnesota for our 55th annual convention.  There will be workshop opportunities on Friday, Elections of AFSCME Council 65 officers and Executive Board positions, eduction on the Janus decision, political candidtes for the upcoming elections in November and lots of delegates to connect with.  We hope you will send a delegate and have your Local union represented.

Every year AFSCME Council 65 gives out scholarships within each District of our membership.  The scholarship was formed in honor of Al Church the founder of AFSCME Council 65.  This scholarship is made possible by everyone who purchased raffle tickets.  Thanks to all of you Council 65 was able to aware 8 $250 scholarships to children of AFSCME Council 65 members.  The 2018 Al Church Scholarships were awarded to the following individuals:



The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

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.

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