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In far too many parts of the country, right-wing extremists are succeeding in their attempts to keep Americans away from the polls.

That’s why the members and retirees of AFSCME plan to knock on more doors, make more phone calls and turn out more votes than ever before in a mid-term election.


 

We've recently launched the #TurnOutForWhat campaign on Twitter and Tumblr. People across the country are sharing why they're turning out to the polls on Nov. 4.


 

"We're still very much in the fight for a better tomorrow and now is not the time to give up. I want to be able to tell future generations that I did my best to protect their basic right to vote."


 

Senator Warren has a message for AFSCME members. While Senator Warren is not on a ballot this November, she reminds us why it’s so important that we get out to vote this fall.


 

We will never forget.


 

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.


 

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


 

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.


 

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 >>>

Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>

by Olivia Sandbothe

Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.

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A Nationwide "We Are One: Day of Solidarity" will be marked in San Diego with a Candlelight Vigil to honor the April 4 anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death. City of San Diego Sanitation Drivers have a special tie to the striking Memphis garbage workers for whom Dr. King gave his life 43 years ago.

Local 127 urges a NO vote on a discriminatory measure to cut DROP benefits for blue-collar workers and police officers, but spare other workers from the cuts. In a two-faced decision, City Councilmembers have exempted their own offices from the cuts.

Mayor Sanders finally dumped his scheme to privatize the Miramar Landfill.
The sketchy plan was cloaked in secrecy with details kept hidden from the City Council and the public.

Welcome to the “NEW” Official website of AFSCME Local 127. If you are a member of Local 127 then we hope you will come here often for updates on what is happening in your local union. You will also find information that is linked directly from both the Council 36 and AFSCME International websites.

Please be sure to browse all of the pages and feel free to contact the local with any comments or suggestions as we continue to build our site. The website will change and grow as we continue to perfect it.

If you are not a union member we hope the information you gain by browsing our site will lead you to want to join a union. We suggest you get to know us by reading the “About Local 127” page.

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