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Why Join?

  • Do you want to build a better and more secure economic future for you and your family?
  • Are you hurting from a lack of quality, affordable healthcare coverage?
  • Have you ever been unfairly disciplined by your supervisor or forced to accept a demotion, suspension or other punishment you didn’t deserve?

We consistently fight for and secure the best wages, benefits and working conditions for our members. Since so much of public service workers’ rights, benefits and funding are impacted by the actions of elected officials, we maintain a strong presence in the corridors of government, fighting to protect our members and holding politicians accountable for their actions. We stand ready to do the same for you and your colleagues.

Click here to take the AFSCME Arlington County Anti Racism Survey 

Recently, an AFSCME member witnessed a manager making a racist comment in front of fellow employees. This kind of misconduct won't be tolerated, especially by a manager. Joining together with coworkers and AFSCME District Council 20, we spoke out and are demanding the manager be held accountable. We want to make Arlington County a great place to work and this happens when all of us get involved with our union and call out injustice when we see it. (See the full letter below)

We understand that racist incidents may be occurring across Arlington County worksites and this was not an isolated incident. Please take a moment to fill out our AFSCME Workplace Racism Survey here.

With high employee turnover, low and stagnant wages, pandemic-related layoffs, chronic cuts to city services and resources, city of Norfolk employees deserve real solutions. AFSCME Virginia members from Norfolk, community supporters, faith, and political leaders have repeatedly reached out to elected officials requesting the city address its employee crisis with no response.

Norfolk employees are escalating our campaign for respect on the job and a true voice. Together we are asking Norfolk City manager to finally sit down with city employees and hear our concerns. We need your help. Please join hundreds of city employees, Norfolk city residents, and other community leaders by calling in during our days of action between September 21 – 23.

City of Norfolk employees deserve to be heard! Click here to be connected to city manager Chip Filer’s office – demand he stop ignoring city employees and hear our workplace concerns.

On Wednesday, July 21, AFSCME Virginia members, community members, faith, and political leaders will come together to address the City of Norfolk’s employee crisis. They will release a new report detailing the impact of low wages and high workload on city employees.

 With high employee turnover, low and stagnant wages, pandemic-related layoffs, chronic cuts to city services and resources, AFSCME Virginia members are demanding real solutions. Workers are uniting for financial accountability by the city, respect on the job, and a union for its public employees.

Click here to read the full report:

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Norfolk Employee Economic Impact Report

On Wednesday, July 21, AFSCME Virginia members, community members, faith, and political leaders will come together to address the City of Norfolk’s employee crisis. They will release a new report detailing the impact of low wages and high workload on city employees.

 With high employee turnover, low and stagnant wages, pandemic-related layoffs, chronic cuts to city services and resources, AFSCME Virginia members are demanding real solutions. Workers are uniting for financial accountability by the city, respect on the job and a union for its public employees.

Click here to read the executive summary:

 

On May 11, 2021, City employees from across Norfolk came together to demand fair wages, a real voice on the job, and a union.

We are urging the Arlington County Board to adopt a collective bargaining ordinance that meets the same standards as our neighbors in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and states and local governments across the country. Arlington County employees deserve nothing less