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Despite high levels of stress on the job, many state and local workers say they highly value serving the public and their communities and feel generally satisfied with their jobs.

This finding, from a national survey commissioned by the National Institute on Retirement Security, will not surprise many AFSCME members, who work in state, county and local governments and never quit on their communities.

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  • Hennepin Health Workers Demand Equal Pay and an End to Union Retaliation!
  • AFSCME Council 5 Convention: First Impressions and Convention Highlights
  • AFSCME Announcements
  • Upcoming Events
AFSCME members who work in health care and social services jobs face workplace violence daily. Now they are closer to having it.

On July 30, 2019, as part of the conclusion of the LMHCC Consensus decision making process, the County Board authorized the County Administrator David Hough to stop collecting insurance premiums for three pay periods this fall. This is also known as a premium holiday. The County certainly seems very excited about this, but I think a lot of us don’t know what it means.

Election Day 2019 was a big victory for working families. In states and cities across the country, they made their voices heard, electing pro-worker candidates for state and local government and providing further evidence of growing political momentum for working people.

Last year, nearly half a million workers went on strike across the nation, the largest number since 1986, when the country’s union membership rate was considerably higher (17.5%) than it was in 2018 (10.5%).

The Rick Scott Political Activism Award is presented each year to an individual member, a local union, or a group of members or local unions in recognition of outstanding work in electoral, legislative and other political activity on behalf of our union. This years' award was presented to Local 552 President LaTonya Reeves.