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With former Vice President Joe Biden confirming his participation on Tuesday, the AFSCME-sponsored presidential candidate forum on Aug.

AFSCME Family Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 18th from 1-5 pm at Battle Creek Regional Park, Maplewood, Mn.  The park is located off McKnight and Upper Afton Rd.  This picnic relies on contr

Today, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act will

As AFSCME members, we’re committed to serving the public and giving back. This holiday season, AFSCME Locals around the state lived our union values by taking part in a variety of community giving programs. It’s just one more way we’re walking our talk: helping our neighbors, lifting up working families and strengthening the communities where we work and live.

For over a decade, union membership have been on a decline.  One could ask in the face of this declining union membership - Do Unions still have a value in the American workforce?  The answer for over 500 workers at a General Mills plant in Iowa is YES!

The Federal Government officially shutdown as of 12:01 am Saturday affecting the jobs of 800,000 federal workers.  About 380,000 employees will be furloughed while roughly 420,000 workers are deemed essential employees and will be required to show up for work but will not be paid.  Bills have been introduced in both Houses to give those workers backpay when the government is funded.  This shutdown is over President  Trump's demand for over $5 billion for a wall on the Mexican border, a campaign promise by the President.  Democrats feel that the wall is expensive and not necessary and will n

At the AFSCME International Conference in Boston this year, we remembered that, despite the attacks on labor unions, AFSCME will and does Rise Up! Taking the ‘Rise Up!’ message to Las Vegas, AFSCME International gathered over 160 volunteer member organizers (VMOs) from around the country to share the benefits of collective bargaining.
“I love to talk,” says Minnesota Corrections Officer Rick Neyssen with a chuckle.

On Friday, A Texas judge has struck down ACA declaring that the mandate requiring everybody to purchase health insurance unconstitutional and so the act cannot stand without it.  What does that mean for you and me.  Nothing right now.  Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling does not go into effect right away  and will remain in effect pending appeals and is expected to reach the US Supreme Court.  

There will be no membership meeting for December.   The Officers and Executive Board of Local 221 would like to wish the membership Season Greetings and a safe and Happy New Years.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services.