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When Fran Krugen’s late husband was first diagnosed with diabetes, his insulin cost about $35 a bottle.

The pandemic has led many of us to take stock of our lives and our goals.

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll

Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to nursing homes. But according to a recent study, one factor that determines how fatal a COVID-19 outbreak will be is whether that nursing home is unionized.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt. Often, these T-shirts feature slogans like “Rise Up” and “Never Quit.”

To Lee, these are much more than just slogans. They’re principles that guide him as president of AFSCME. As his mom, the meaning behind these phrases evoke a long and powerful legacy within our family.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, according to the latest Gallup poll.

LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve at least $1 trillion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns.

Be it resolved that AFSCME 3800 endorses the efforts to advance racial and economic justice put forward by the Labor Coalition for Community Action, which is comprised of the constituency groups of the AFL-CIO, including the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, APALA, LCLAA, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Pride at Work, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women.

Be it further resolved that AFSCME 3800 joins with the national labor constituency groups in supporting the demands of the Movement for Black Lives:

AFSCME joined a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement that seeks to shift the moral narrative of our country and build power for poor and vulnerable people.