State workers from all over Delaware filed into Gov. John Carney’s office to witness him signing into law a bill that protects public sector unions and allows more state employees to collectively bargain for higher wages.


Every single day, AFSCME members go to work to make our communities healthier, stronger and safer. We don’t do it for rewards or big money, we do it because it’s a calling.

That doesn’t mean we don’t deserve recognition for our dedication to our work, and that’s why AFSCME created the Never Quit Service Awards.

Council 81 has new fill-in forms for your Report of Officers - The Local Officer Information Sheet and Shop Stewards - Report of Shop Stewards
There are forces pitted against public employees, our quality of life, benefits, pensions and the very services we provide. We are not going to complacently sit back and watch this happen. On the contrary, we are mounting a campaign to fight back against these unprecedented attacks.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders called the victories of the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections “a bold mandate for change.”

Here’s a crucial reason for working people to do all they can to help Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock win the Georgia Senate runoff elections in January – federal aid to states, cities, towns and schools.

If Ossoff and Warnock prevail, there will be a pro-worker majority in the U.S. Senate. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, will cast the tie-breaking vote when the chamber is deadlocked.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Monday brought together business and union leaders, including AFSCME President Lee Saunders, for a virtual meeting to discuss an economic recovery agenda for the country.

Following the meeting, Biden warned of a “dark winter” ahead for the nation and highlighted consensus among the labor leaders and CEOs alike on the need to fund the front lines.

It was bad enough that the Trump administration failed miserably in its response to the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring the science and failing to come up with a national strategy.

It was pathetic and tragic when Republicans in Congress failed to summon the courage to support the everyday heroes who saved our communities by funding the front lines.