Federal money for programs and services that help millions of vulnerable Americans and employ many AFSCME members could be in jeopardy next year.

Congratulations are in order for this year's Al Church Scholarship winners.

The last few years have seen a rise in worker momentum, with unionized workers raising their voices to demand higher pay, safer working conditions and more.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the White House’s announcement Thursday that the Biden administration will forgive student loans for an additional 78,000 borrowers — including many AFSCME members — under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders congratulated Nicole Berner, a longtime labor lawyer and general counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), on being confirmed to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Montoya goes to Washington

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13 March 2024

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AFSCME members reach deal with City of Virginia

In this year’s State of the Union speech, President Joe Biden highlighted his administration’s achievements over the past three years and vowed to continue fighting for working people.

AFSCME applauds his accomplishments and strongly supports the Biden-Harris administration’s vision for the future, which includes defending our nation’s democracy, protecting a woman’s right to choose and making the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes, among other things.

Virginia – In response to the City Council reneging on their most recent offer to city workers, members of AFSCME Local 454 announce they will walk off the job on Wednesday March 6, 2024 at 6:00 am. The strike is a direct result of the city and council’s lack of fairness and respect for its own workers. The city has repeatedly made offers, then walked them back while attempting to use AFSCME members livelihoods to fix their own mismanagement.