Who We Are

AFSCME is a democratic union comprised of a diverse group of people who share a common commitment to public service. For us, serving the public is not just a job, it’s a calling. An important part of our mission is to advocate for the vital services that keep our families safe and make our communities strong. We also advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all of America’s working families. We not only stand for fairness at the bargaining table — we fight for fairness in our communities and in the halls of government.

Our union is a national leader in advocating for quality early childhood education. Each year, millions of parents across the nation entrust AFSCME members with the education and care of their children. We teach and care for America’s next generation in schools, homes, and community-based organizations (CBO), including the nation’s largest UPK program in New York City. It is our belief that every child deserves quality care and education to ensure a brighter and stronger America.   

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