About Us


America’s communities never rest. Streets need cleaning, water needs to run.  We protect public safety. We design, build and maintain the infrastructure we all depend on everyday.  We provide IT and clerical support to make sure systems function smoothly and our neighborhoods demand safety. That’s why people who work in public service never stop. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. The work matters because it means something to make a community better.

AFSCME believes that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect. As part of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME is one of the nation’s leading advocates for working women and men. Our 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen, and we believe everyone deserves a chance to fulfill the American dream.

AFSCME is the union that honors solidarity without conformity, drawing each member’s story into a force of experience and commitment that can’t be ignored. That’s how we win better lives for ourselves, our families, and our communities. For people proudly committed to public service, we never quit.

AFSCME members set the standards of our pay, benefits and working conditions by coming together to negotiate for strong contracts.  We fight for justice in the workplace and in our communities.  We negotiate not just for ourselves and our families but to meet the needs of the people we serve.  We stand for excellence in public service.  

We are AFSCME!