Labor United to Free the Children Rally August 15th

Labor United to Free the Children Rally August 15th

AFSCME Secretary Treasurer Elissa McBride discussed the importance of attending the Labor United to Free the Children rally at a press conference in Philly. The rally calling for change in US immigration policies is scheduled for Wednesday, August 15, at 4 pm on Penn’s Landing. Organizers say thousands are expected to attend.

Support AFSCME Against Janus

Support AFSCME Against Janus

The United States Supreme Court will rule very soon in a case that could affect your union-negotiated job security, pay and benefits. The case is Janusv. AFSCME Council 31, and you need to know the facts:

  1. Billionaires brought the case. The same 1-percenters who have been rigging the system against working people are now pouring millions more into buying a ruling that will hurt all of us.
  2. They want to bust unions. They know that unions like ours must represent every worker equally, even if some choose not to join as members. They want the Court to say that workers who receive all the benefits of a union contract and union representation no longer have to chip in to cover the costs. And that can hurt the strength of our union.
  3. They want to sap our power. They know the power of a union comes from our strength in numbers. Corporate bigwigs have the power of money, but we have the power of people. That’s why they plan to spend $80 million to convince people like you to quit your union.
  4. They want to divide us. The more people who stick together in our union, the more power we have to negotiate good pay, benefits and job security. If people quit, that power goes away.
  5. You can defend yourself! You can do one simple thing, right now, to prevent their attacks from hurting the job security and union-negotiated benefits you count on. Let us know you’ll never quit your union by signing the pledge today.





We reached out earlier this month asking for your thoughts on Social Security and Medicare — and thousands of you responded to our survey!

Here’s what we learned from your responses:

  • 88% of you feel we should be strengthening our commitment to retirees rather than undermining it. We couldn’t agree more!
  • 75% of you said that attacks from politicians in Washington are the biggest threat to Social Security and Medicare.
  • 59% identified supporting politicians who defend these programs as the way in which they would participate to protect retirement security.

We asked. You answered. Now, we’re following your lead and taking action.

AFSCME’s PEOPLE program is working every day to bolster politicians who defend our retirement security, supporting pro-retiree champions at municipal, state, and federal levels.

At the same time, we’re calling out the anti-retiree politicians who are launching attacks on Social Security and Medicare and targeting our pension funds.

Giving your input was just the first step in this critical fight to protect our retirement benefits. Contribute today to make sure AFSCME PEOPLE has the funds it needs to protect our Social Security and Medicare!

Thank you,

The AFSCME Retirees Team