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AFSCME is committed to helping you get the student debt relief you deserve.

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived at a time when our nation’s health care workers were already experiencing burnout.

The election process for the AFSCME Local 2864 Executive Board for 2022-2023 has concluded. There are no contested seats. Elected officers are as follows:

If you are an employee for one of the job classes represented by AFSCME Local 2864 and want to sign up to join, here are the steps you can take:

Any prospective member can go to  https://members.afscmemn.org/ to log into MemberLink. If you are not yet a member, the site will “ask” you to sign an electronic version of the normal membership card that we’re usually able to work with as a paper copy.

CJ Alicandro (left) is pictured with a few of their colleagues. Photo credit: AFSCME Council 75.

CJ Alicandro (left) is pictured with a few of their colleagues. Photo credit: AFSCME Council 75.

American Red Cross (ARC) workers, including many AFSCME members, are rallying this week in cities nationwide to fight back against mistreatment from their employer and demand a fair contract. The protests are being held in Washington; Lansing, Michigan; Peoria, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Pomona, California; and San Diego.

They collect, protect and deliver our nation’s blood supply, yet the almost 3,000 American Red Cross workers are not being paid what they deserve, lack the staff to do their jobs effectively, face cuts to their health care and, over the course of the pandemic, have often gone without pay and adequate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Good news for federal student loan borrowers: This month, the Biden administration again extended the pause on student debt repayment – this time through Aug. 31.

AFSCME members and working families are celebrating the Supreme Court confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose life experience and extraordinary legal career make her uniquely attuned to the challenges working people face.

The Senate confirmed Jackson today by a vote of 53-47. President Joe Biden nominated her as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in February after Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement.