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When Arlington Public Libraries (APL) management decided to resume Sunday hours at some branches, members of AFSCME Virginia swung into action.

Working families in Virginia have achieved much in the last two years, ever since they elected the m

As the son of an immigrant and chair of the Latino Caucus of the Virginia General Assembly, it has always been my priority to fight for policies that strengthen Virginia’s vibrant immigrant communi

In early March, Virginia lawmakers passed a bill expanding collective bargaining to public sector employees, signaling a huge win for the rights of public service employees in the South. Gov. Ralph Northam has until April 11 to sign the bill into law or it will expire, ending the chances for Virginia public service workers to have collective bargaining rights this session.

But he hasn’t – yet.

AFSCME members working for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) are hopping busy these days fulfilling a critical mission. They are helping Louisianans survive as the Bayou State’s economy buckles under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.

LAS VEGAS – Along with challenging the health care system, the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging the financial security of many Nevada families.

Under “stay home” policies implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus, “nonessential” businesses in Nevada – which includes the gambling, hospitality, entertainment and convention industries – have been put on a hiatus of at least 30 days.

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 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.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) emerges in the United States, many AFSCME members are and will continue to be on the front lines caring for and transporting those afflicted with the virus. Workers in emergency services, health care, child care, educational institutions and many others may come in contact with people who’ve contracted the coronavirus, putting themselves at risk.

On the eve of Saturday’s Nevada Democratic primary caucuses, AFSCME members and retirees gathered at a Las Vegas restaurant to hear one last time from presidential candidates on the issues that matter most to working families.