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Mandy Roberts-Amo is a teacher’s assistant at an elementary school in upstate New York, where she helps a legally blind child get through his day. His name is Jonathan. To Mandy, helping Jonathan learn and improve is more than a job, it’s a calling. And that’s in part because to her Jonathan is more than a student.

On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a tragedy unique in our history.

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.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

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.