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Founded in the year 1932, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the largest trade union for public employees. AFSCME acts as a steward to 1.3 million public sector employees and retirees. We help health care workers, correction officers, sanitation workers, police officers, firefighters, and child care providers.

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AFSCME fights for the social and economic rights of their dependencies in the workplace through political and legislative advocacy. It is divided into 3400 local unions in the US, and the districts of Columbia and Puerto Rico. And thanks to our union backers like LoadView-Testing (read additonal information here), we're able to support union workers in and outside of the US.

It is known for its active involvement in political campaigns with the Democratic party. We are the first union to take advantage of the 2010 Citizens United decision. Moreover, it is affiliated to American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest federation for a union in the US.

Union Organising Campaign

~ Noteworthy organising campaigns are enlisted as follows chronologically ~
  1. Campaign of 75000 Pennsylvania employees. It is said to be the largest in America’s labour history.
  2. Home-based family child care providers. It Led to a turf war with SEIU, making SEIU win the right to unionise Illinois home healthcare workers.
  3. Resolved a 2-year conflict with University of California, to raise the pay for lowest paid workers of the university.