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Even crabs know that unions work. Learn more at http://www.UnionsWORK.us

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Jane Carter, a Labor Economist with AFSCME, discusses union-busting and income inequality on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann.

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We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing. Read more and check out video of the winning performances above and on our blog here: http://afsc.me/1sNNznV

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Even red ants know unions work. Learn more at www.UnionsWORK.us 

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Labor and community allies continued grassroots efforts, with a rally and a march, to protect the jobs of 28 custodians and grounds crew at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Share this post to show #solidarity with this community as they fight back against outsourcing. You can read more on our blog here: http://afsc.me/1sspPoV

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Alfreda Whitfield of Local 1279 (Council 79) in Florida works at the Jacksonville Public Library and is proud to help new readers find a book and start a lifetime of reading. 
Alfreda submitted her photo to AFSCME 24/7. Where’s yours? Send us a photo of yourself on the job. Just go to: www.afscme24-7.tumblr.com/submit
And see more of the AFSCME members who make America Happen around the clock at www.afscme24-7.tumblr.com

Alfreda Whitfield of Local 1279 (Council 79) in Florida works at the Jacksonville Public Library and is proud to help new readers find a book and start a lifetime of reading. 

Alfreda submitted her photo to AFSCME 24/7. Where’s yours? Send us a photo of yourself on the job. Just go to: www.afscme24-7.tumblr.com/submit

And see more of the AFSCME members who make America Happen around the clock at www.afscme24-7.tumblr.com

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Paul Ryan keeps trotting out the same old plans to shred the U.S. safety net but calls it something else each time. His most recent scheme to cut anti-poverty programs comes with buzzwords like “innovation,” “flexibility” and “individualized services,” but it’s the same tired ideas. Read more on our blog here: http://afsc.me/1ASyUNE

Paul Ryan keeps trotting out the same old plans to shred the U.S. safety net but calls it something else each time. His most recent scheme to cut anti-poverty programs comes with buzzwords like “innovation,” “flexibility” and “individualized services,” but it’s the same tired ideas. Read more on our blog here: http://afsc.me/1ASyUNE

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Even Penguins know unions work. Learn more at 

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Medicare, the federal program that guarantees health benefits for 50 million seniors and people with disabilities, became law 49 years ago today. Happy Birthday, Medicare!

Medicare, the federal program that guarantees health benefits for 50 million seniors and people with disabilities, became law 49 years ago today. Happy Birthday, Medicare!

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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.