Day 3 Solidarity Program
Five members representing AFSCME; United Steelworkers (USW); United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM)...
45th International Convention Recap
AFSCME's 45th International Convention was held in Philadelphia four years after the last face-to-face Convention.
David R. Fillman first joined AFSCME in 1971 and has served as director of District Council 88 and Executive Director of Council 13.
As a veteran, corrections officer, president of AFSCME Council 61 and an AFSCME International Vice President, service has defined Danny Homan’s life.
The COVID-19 pandemic took this country by storm, upending all sense of routine and stability for the past two years.
Sonia Delgado, PR
Puerto Rico member Sonia Delgado works in the Nutritional Assistance Program within the Department of Families of Puerto Rico.
Carmen Peña Abrego, TX
Carmen Abrego was part of the fight to win paid parental leave for workers in Houston. She talks about the difference it is making for the city as it seeks to retain experienced workers.
Abel Desvergunat, FL
Abel Desvergunat, a member of AFSCME Council 79 in Florida, talks about the importance of having a union contract and the difference it makes in members' lives.
Josette Jaramillo, CO
As a casework supervisor, Josette Jaramillo is an advocate for vulnerable children in Pueblo County, Colorado. Collective bargaining gives Josette greater power to advocate for the resources needed to help her clients.
Jessica Langhorst, MN
For security counselor Jessica Langhorst, belonging to a union is like belonging to a big extra family. Since she was a kid, Jessica joined her dad to door-knock for AFSCME political candidates.
Stephanie Parker, NV
Local 4041 member Stephanie Parker believes that the best way to make a change is to get involved. Stephanie’s strength lies in talking to her co-workers.
Albert Hernandez, AZ
Albert Hernandez, a steward for AFSCME Local 2960 in Phoenix, wants his neighbors to be politically engaged.
Public service workers know better than anyone else: Elections and elected officials affect us all. From funding for hospitals to expanding our right to collectively bargain, it’s important for us to get involved.
Workers across the country are joining together in unions, and AFSCME is there to support them, because solidarity is our greatest strength.
Congressman John Lewis was willing to lay down his life to make his country better and fairer. His unflinching courage in staring down oppression and injustice was awe-inspiring.
President Lee Saunders’ Keynote Speech
President Lee Saunders delivers the keynote address on the opening day of AFSCME’s 45th International Convention in Philadelphia.
Highlights from President Lee Saunders’ Keynote Speech
Rally for Philadelphia Museum of Art Workers
Attendees to AFSCME’s 45th International Convention brought the momentum and power they’ve generated in the PCC to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Wednesday.
Evelyn Mikul, WI
When management offered Evelyn Mikul and her fellow Wisconsin Council 32, local 720 members a flat rate raise, they stood together and pushed for pay equity, making sure those who made less got a bigger bump.
Hope Shaw-Patillo, TN
More than 200 corrections workers in Shelby County, Tennessee, represented by AFSCME Local 1733 saw their pay rise by as much as 20% following actions taken by membership.