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Stand together to shape the future of Florida

From exercising our voice at work to improve the lives of our coworkers to advocating on behalf of candidates and causes that impact us all.

AFSCME members across Florida are standing up and speaking out. We know we are stronger when we speak with a united voice so to make that as loud and as powerful as possible it takes all of us.

Big change comes from many small steps and one person can have a big impact. So be the change you want to see by taking part in AFSCME Florida actions and shape your future!

Since beginning his crusade against public pensions, John Arnold has been relentless in his attacks on retirement security for working families. Often, he pays others to do his dirty work for him. For example, he funds biased researchfrom the Pew Research Center. He has also funded failed ballot measures to gut public pensions. Recently, Arnold has begun funding a group that is much more explicit in its mission to eliminate public pensions. Armed with a cunningly deceptive name, the so-called Retirement Security Initiative (RSI) has been one of the most active opponents of public pensions in recent years.

This spring, in the United States Supreme Court, our freedom to negotiate better pay, benefits and job security as union members was under attack.

The justices heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case brought by powerful corporations who want to rig the economy and destroy our ability to come together in a strong union. Click here to see what this case is all about and how it will impact you.

Send a message to the CEOs and their political cronies that you will never quit fighting for your union.

Win or lose in this case, we will continue to raise our voice and build power together. We will continue to stand up for one another and stand up to the wealthy special interests. Sign this petition and recommit to our union, our fight and our freedom.

The Working People’s Day of Action is about demanding an end to the rigged economy and defending our freedoms. On February 24, we will stand up for the freedom of working people to come together and fight for decent and equitable pay for our work, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us.

Because of you, we’re one step closer to stopping a bill that will raise taxes on hardworking Americans to pay for massive tax cuts for the super wealthy and corporations.

Tell your representative NO:

  • To raising taxes on 87 million working families
  • To cuts to Medicare and 13 million people losing health insurance
  • To future cuts to Medicaid, Social Security and public education, and other public services

Tell them that everyone needs to pay their fair share.

This week, Congressional leaders unveiled a plan to cut taxes for corporations and the super wealthy on the backs of working families. This tax bill would actually raise taxes on some middle class families. While corporations will get huge new tax breaks and be rewarded for offshoring jobs, working people will no longer be able to deduct student loan interest payments, medical expenses, or state and local income taxes. Click here to sign the petition to Speaker Paul Ryan.

Young AFSCME activists across the country are rising to meet this challenge, to welcome labor’s future. 

Through our union’s Next Wave program, they are taking leadership roles in their unions and encouraging other young people to join.