There is good news for AFSCME members looking to pursue higher education. AFSCME Free College has made its 

Here’s a sure sign of new leadership in Washington.

The coronavirus pandemic won’t be controlled until states, cities, towns and schools – and particularly health departments – have the funding they need from the federal government, says AFSCME Reti

Updating wills before heading into work. Extending the lives of single-use masks. Self-isolating from their own families. These are just some of the shameful realities and conditions health care workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are facing each day.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R.748)
The Congress adopted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)Act on March 27, 2020.The adopted bill isan improvementupon the initial bill proposed by

Before the announcement early Wednesday of an unprecedented $2 trillion deal to combat the coronavirus pandemic, AFSCME President Lee Saunders and three front-line workers put pressure on federal lawmakers to come through with a robust aid package for state and local governments so they can rebuild decimated public services.

New Leave Requirements Mandated by Congress for COVID-19

March 19, 2020

A new federal law enacted in response to the coronavirus crisis creates a temporary right to paid leave. However, not all employers are required to provide the leave and not all employees will be eligible for it. Below we have provided an overview of the rights and requirements in this new law.

What kind of leave is required to be provided?

The coronavirus aid package that cleared Congress is just not good enough for public service workers. That’s the takeaway message from AFSCME President Lee Saunders.