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AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. We work to ensure dignity and security for public service workers across the country. By organizing new members, we build our capacity to strengthen public services, improve working conditions, negotiate decent wages and safeguard pensions and health benefits.
As part of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME is one of the nation’s leading advocates for working women and men. We believe everyone deserves a chance to fulfill the American Dream. But today too many politicians are siding with Wall Street — protecting the interests of corporate tycoons and bankers — while the rest of us, who work hard and play by the rules, are left behind.
AFSCME’s professional staff of negotiators, staff representatives, and pension, legal, organizing and budget experts — as well as a host of other talented specialists — work every day to protect and improve our members’ wages, working conditions and pension benefits. Our leaders, taking direction from our members, speak with a united voice grounded in a determination to protect workers’ rights to decent wages and benefits, to a stable retirement, and to laboring each day with dignity.