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It is way past time Congress understood that women's issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance to the economic health and well-being of our nation.


 

We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing.


 

This November, AFSCME will work overtime to support candidates who will protect collective bargaining rights, preserve retirement security, and ensure that every American has decent health care coverage.


 

Read between the lines, because Charles Koch's toxic vision for our country is still evident.


 

As we gear up for the November elections, learn about our members' efforts to prevent a "Wisconsin moment" from happening in Connecticut.

Rep. Paul Ryan keeps trotting out the same old plans to shred the U.S. safety net but calls it something else. His most recent scheme to cut anti-poverty programs comes with buzzwords like “innovation” and “flexibility,” but it’s the same tired ideas.


 

Opponents of labor unions were rubbing their hands gleefully earlier this summer when the Supreme Court ruled that home care workers didn't have to pay "fair share" fees. But our union is a testament to the power of collective action.


 

Watch AFSCME member Maricruz Manzanarez's powerful story on why we need immigration reform.


 

In a rousing keynote address at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes told the assembled delegates that unions do make a difference. Click through to watch the video highlights.


 

We kicked off the 41st International Convention in Chicago with some big news: our union is 92,155 members stronger today than it was just a few months ago. Watch highlights of Pres. Saunders' speech by clicking through.


 

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that home care and child care providers members were not required to pay fair share dues.


 

Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn.


 

Check out our new website to see how unions create an economy that works fairly for all of us.

 AND THE WINNERS ARE:

EMTs and paramedics suffer three times as many workplace injuries as the national average.


 

PayWatch Raises Awareness about Income Inequality Read more >>>

New AFSCME campaign will grow the union by 50,000 members before the 2014 Convention in July. Read more >>>

 LOCAL 1303 IS MOVING FORWARD WITH 100% PAPER FREE QUARTERLY REPORTS.

 IT'S SCHOLARSHIP TIME AGAIN!

 ELECTIONS FOR DELEGATES TO BOTH THE COUNCIL 4 AND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS WILL BE HELD AT COUNCIL 4 ON MONDAY, MARCH 24TH 2014.

 Effective January 1, 2014-December 31 2014, there will be a $.65 (sixty five cent) Local 1303 DUES INCREASE for FULL TIME EMPLOYEES. 

The 4-Word is the official membership publication of Council 4, reaching 36,000 active and retired members.

 

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