As a librarian at the Walnut Creek Library, Rita Carrasco is used to the hustle and bustle that comes with working in a place that is so essential to the community.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve

Mental health professionals in the Parole Outpatient Clinics throughout the state play an important role in helping parolees transition back into society and keeping our communities safe.

Nearly 600 of our sisters and brothers recently won their first contract at Tahoe Forest Hospital, giving them a stronger voice at the medical center and allowing them to continue providing quality care to patients in a fair work environment.

Both AFSCME Local 3254—which represents a number of licensed professionals including nurses, occupational health therapists and clinical lab technicians—and Local 3965—which represents workers such as clerks, cooks and medical assistants—won a 9% raise over three years.

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AFSCME members have long known one big advantage of joining a union: better wages.

The AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board approved the following resolution in support of the September Days of Climate Action, which will take place on Sept. 20 as part of a week of actions to highlight the climate crisis:

"Whereas, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has determined humanity has now less than 12 years to act to avert the worst effects of a climate catastrophe; and

The AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board announced on July 26 that Charles Allen has been named the new executive director of the council, effective immediately.

Allen has been with the council since 2010, working as a business agent for Local 101—primarily with members at the City of San Jose. In the last two years he took on additional locals, representing Local 955 (City of Pleasanton) and Local 2428 (East Bay Regional Park District).

For most of the country, Nov. 8, 2018, might not stand out the same way it does for social worker Lance Ferris. But for Ferris, who’s based in Chico, that was a day that changed his life and the lives of those in his community forever.