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Faced with the management’s refusal to remedy unfair labor practices and address workers’ major priorities during contract negotiations, AFSCME Local 397 (District Counc

AFSCME is committed to helping you get the student debt relief you deserve.

Today, following President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the United States Supreme Court, AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued a statement praising the historic selection.


Anti-worker bills killed by Virginia state Senate, thanks to AFSCME Virginia membersCalvin Thompson (Photo credit: Namita Waghray)

AFSCME Virginia members have helped defeat anti-worker legislation filed in the state Senate that sought to repeal a historic collective bargaining law and weaken the power of public employee unions.

These remarks were delivered on February 16, 2022, before the Health and Safety Codes Committee that enforces the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) regulations and standards

AFSCME mourns the loss of Mildred Wurf, a beloved member of our union family, a pioneering District Council 37 educator and the widow of former AFSCME president, Jerry Wurf. Mildred Wurf died on Dec. 29 at the age of 95.

Striketober and Strikesgiving are over, but worker strikes are still going strong. As I write this, Kellogg’s workers are holding the line in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Memphis. Alabama miners are heading into their ninth month of standing up to Warrior Met Coal. And the wave of worker actions demonstrating power and the fight for fairness continues to rise.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Monday joined President Joe Biden and members of his administration, as well as a bipartisan group of lawmakers, for the signing ceremony of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.