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Today, President Obama urged our 4,000 delegates at the 41st AFSCME International Convention in Chicago to keep up the fight for working people - and he vowed to stand with union members in the fight for better wages, retirement security and more flexible hours. Please watch and share this video if you agree with the President when he says it’s unions that make America work.

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In recognition of a career spent fighting for the rights of working women and men in New York and Illinois, AFSCME honored International Vice Pres. Lillian Roberts with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Please watch the video and LIKE this post to honor Lillian’s amazing dedication to the labor movement: http://afsc.me/1qHe1yf

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AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes gave a rousing keynote address yesterday at the 41st International Convention in Chicago, telling the assembled delegates that unions help to create a fair economy, not just for their members, but for all Americans. You can watch highlights from the speech here: http://afsc.me/1snImpu

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AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes gave a rousing keynote address today at the 41st International Convention in Chicago, telling the assembled delegates that unions help to create a fair economy, not just for their members, but for all Americans:"Yes, we have endured bumps and bruises along the way, and no doubt there will be more to endure tomorrow, but we all still stand in a better place right now!… The countless families of public service workers are not the only beneficiaries of our work. Our efforts have paved the way for an immeasurable number of non-AFSCME and even non-Union American working-class families, so they too can find a way to a better life and ultimately, move this nation’s economy towards one that thrives…Unions make a difference."

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes gave a rousing keynote address today at the 41st International Convention in Chicago, telling the assembled delegates that unions help to create a fair economy, not just for their members, but for all Americans:

"Yes, we have endured bumps and bruises along the way, and no doubt there will be more to endure tomorrow, but we all still stand in a better place right now!… The countless families of public service workers are not the only beneficiaries of our work. Our efforts have paved the way for an immeasurable number of non-AFSCME and even non-Union American working-class families, so they too can find a way to a better life and ultimately, move this nation’s economy towards one that thrives…Unions make a difference."

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We kicked off the 41st International Convention in Chicago with some big news: our union is 92,155 members stronger today than it was just a few months ago. President Lee Saunders made the announcement on Monday in his rousing keynote address. You can watch highlights from the speech on our blog here: http://afsc.me/1slcqlM

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President Saunders just announced from the convention stage that our “50 Thousand Stronger” organizing drive to grow the union this year has not just made us 50,000 stronger — we are 92,155 stronger!  

92,000 stronger voices. 92,000 fighters stronger. Watch the video of how thousands of volunteer member activists made it happen: http://afsc.me/1sf596V

President Saunders just announced from the convention stage that our “50 Thousand Stronger” organizing drive to grow the union this year has not just made us 50,000 stronger — we are 92,155 stronger!  

92,000 stronger voices. 92,000 fighters stronger. 

Watch the video of how thousands of volunteer member activists made it happen: http://afsc.me/1sf596V
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Thousands of AFSCME members from around the country are in Chicago for our 41st International Convention, which officially convenes this morning! The theme is “Bold, Brave and Determined!” Get Convention updates here: http://2014.afscme.org

Thousands of AFSCME members from around the country are in Chicago for our 41st International Convention, which officially convenes this morning! The theme is “Bold, Brave and Determined!” Get Convention updates here: http://2014.afscme.org

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The electricity that 4,000 AFSCME Convention delegates and alternates will generate in the Windy City this week will light the way for 1.6 million AFSCME sisters and brothers nationwide who are counting on a “bold, brave and determined” direction for the future. Check out some highlights of what’s on the schedule: http://afsc.me/1se4brC

The electricity that 4,000 AFSCME Convention delegates and alternates will generate in the Windy City this week will light the way for 1.6 million AFSCME sisters and brothers nationwide who are counting on a “bold, brave and determined” direction for the future. Check out some highlights of what’s on the schedule: http://afsc.me/1se4brC

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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan in her dissent in Harris v. Quinn recognized how collective bargaining had both helped raise the wages of home care workers in Illinois and provided higher quality care to the state’s residents.

Justice Kagan knows unions work. Share this image to spread the word to others that unions work: www.UnionsWORK.us
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan in her dissent in Harris v. Quinn recognized how collective bargaining had both helped raise the wages of home care workers in Illinois and provided higher quality care to the state’s residents.
Justice Kagan knows unions work. Share this image to spread the word to others that unions work: www.UnionsWORK.us
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Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn. 
As always, AFSCME members nationwide will remain steadfast and fight for the simple rights and dignity that every working American deserves. A court ruling doesn’t change our obligation as proud union workers and it doesn’t negate our obligation to keep fighting to restore the American middle class.
Please read President Saunders’ full statement here: http://afsc.me/1r78zIn

Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn. 

As always, AFSCME members nationwide will remain steadfast and fight for the simple rights and dignity that every working American deserves. A court ruling doesn’t change our obligation as proud union workers and it doesn’t negate our obligation to keep fighting to restore the American middle class.

Please read President Saunders’ full statement here: http://afsc.me/1r78zIn