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No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin.

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

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When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

The 2018 AFSCME California PEOPLE Convention will be held on March 17th through the 19th,  2018 at the Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena – 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. 

This biennial convention not only includes official business voted on by delegates, but also a number of workshops, plenary sessions, special guests and legislative lobbying visits. While only delegates are able to vote on officail business, we encourage AFSCME members throughout California to attend as non-delegates and participate in the workshops, plenary sessions and discussions. 

The 2017 AFSCME Legislative Scorecard is live!

To view the scorecard, hover over the Legislative Scorecard section of the menu. Then click on the name of each section (direct links are also provided by clicking on the name of the section below):

Critics of CalPERS have recently published articles with selective facts to promote their anti-pension agendas in an attempt to discredit CalPERS. CalPERS has released a response that tells the whole story on how CalPERS conducts business responsibly and why it is important to include all the facts for an accurate narrative.