AFSCME members in Hawaii urgently need our help.

AFSCME nurses from affiliates with tens of thousands of members in the health care sector met with U.S.

The pandemic has led many of us to take stock of our lives and our goals. For AFSCME New Jersey member LaTrenda Ross, the pandemic ignited a long-held dream—starting her own life coaching business.

“I was thinking about revamping my whole entire life,” recalls Ross, a member of Local 2306. “I was looking out for things I want to do, things I haven’t been going after.”

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll results released around each Labor Day.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents – 68% – approved of labor unions. That means a clear majority of voters views labor unions favorably. Among adults 18-34 years of age, 77% approve of unions. Support is also high among those with annual household incomes under $40,000.

One of our union rights is to facilitate regular monthly meetings with management, human resources, and labor relations to discuss ongoing workplace issues. Currently we have representatives from each service center with the exceptions of BD, N. Mpls, and SD. We are working to get representatives from each location to be present at the monthly meetings. Please see below regarding May’s Service Center Meet & Confer report:

Brookdale Library has a pre-pandemic history of ventilation/HVAC issues. At this juncture, the problem does not appear to be mechanical, but rather one of facilities management choice and/or routinely not being in the loop when Brookdale’s building schedule changes. Workers frequently complain (sometimes patrons do), but are routinely told: “The system is working fine” or that some unstated mystery problem has been resolved.

Are you returning to work? Do you have a medical condition?

We are looking for members to share their experiences returning to work during the pandemic with a medical condition.

Please email [email protected] (or another trusted union member) with your budget or for more information. Tell your story.

What does your personal budget look like? Can you reasonably afford everything that you need?

We are looking for members to share their personal financial budgets with us (to be shared anonymously).

Please email [email protected] (or another trusted union member) with your budget or for more information. Tell your story.

After months of furloughs, fear, and risky front-line work—COVID-19 restrictions are loosening as our workload continues to increase. As this occurs, Local 2822 is working hard to prepare for contract negotiations. And, results from an April 2021 member survey indicate that—not only do we want a hike in the minimum wage—we want pay raises across the board.

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against COVID-19 run through America’s workplaces.