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Welcome AFSCME Members & Visitors,

It’s an exciting time for District Council 20 AFSCME, as we continue to grow! We strive to remain as adaptable, motivated and responsive to our membership. As a result we have developed pride in being the biggest and “baddest” Union in this city and we are glad to have you as a member of this Union and under this Council.

Our organization is approaching a time of many changes and we must meet these changes head on as we evolve into a bigger and better union. My Brothers and Sisters in the upcoming months our Council will be faced with a serious decision that will decide our future. A monumental Supreme Court Decision dating back to 1977 is being challenged and possibly overturn. This will place the Public Sector Unions back by decades and this is why we must organize like never before to survive.

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Meet the Director

Andrew Washington, Executive Director

Andrew Washington, Executive Director

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Who We Are

AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million members.

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Our History

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow; AFSCME has been fighting for its members for over 75 years.

HISTORY

Our People

AFSCME PEOPLE enables our union to be strong politically and help enact legislative programs that protect our jobs.

PEOPLE

A Few of AFSCME’s Issues/Legislation

Worker's Rights

Politicians who do nothing to protect or create jobs are working overtime to eliminate the ability of workers to help solve problems and come up with solutions that work. These right-wing politicians want a future where public services are starved, collective bargaining is a thing of the past, and powerful corporate interests keep their tax loopholes at the expense of everyone else. These attacks on workers’ rights are an attack on basic American values of fairness and democracy.

 

Health & Safety

There is nothing more important than staying safe on the job. Our lives depend on it. That is why, as AFSCME members, we have access to some of the best workplace health and safety resources available. Training programs and technical assistance emphasize strategies that involve workers and staff in identifying and solving workplace problems. AFSCME has also played a leading role in winning job safety rights to protect workers from asbestos, infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, and other hazards.

 

Privatization/Outsourcing

Driven by wrong-minded public officials and corporate greed, contracts for public services are doled out without regard to cost effectiveness or quality. Time and time again, the public pays more and gets lower quality of services while public workers are laid off and corruption scandals make the news. AFSCME is fighting hard to preserve quality public services, ensure that public service employees are treated fairly and hold elected officials accountable to the public.

 

It’s a new day at District Council 20.

A short clip from our Executive Director, Andrew Washington.

The Executive Board

“True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.”
― Sheri Dew, Saying It Like It Is

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Our economic rules unfairly favor corporate CEOs and the rich because they manipulate the rules in their favor. Almost no one stands up for average Americans these days, and now the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Supreme Court case threatens to make it even worse. Everyone who works should be able to make ends meet, have a say about their futures, and have the right to negotiate together for better wages and benefits that can sustain their family.

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