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American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

(AFSCME), largest union of public employees in the United States. It began as a number of separate locals organized by a group of Wisconsin state employees in the early 1930s. By 1935 there were 30 locals that became a separate department within the American Federation of Government Employees. In 1936, AFSCME received its charter. By 1955, at the time of the AFL-CIO merger, the union had 100,000 members. The following year it merged with the 30,000-member Government and Civil Employees Organizing Committee. As of 1989, the union had over 1,090,000 members, excluding the 58,000 member Hospital and Health Care Employees Union which, as of 1989, became a member of both AFSCME and the Service Employees Union (SEIU).
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The university has over the last ten months reached agreements with other employee unions, including the American Association of University Professors - American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (AAUP-AFT); American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 888; The Fraternal Order of Police Local 164; the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68; Teamsters Local 97; and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 1761.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees called the administration's move a stalling tactic.
Union members have ratified a tentative agreement with Lane County, the local American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced late Friday.
"In terms of impact, it remains to be seen because it's a relatively small percentage of the population that's chosen fair share." The move was vigorously denounced by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which is set to begin negotiations for a new contract with the state.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says it will no longer offer scholarships through the United Negro College Fund after the fund accepted a donation from the conservative Koch brothers.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has urged Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) to separate the positions of CEO and chairman.
These campaigns are accompanied by intensive efforts to convince providers to sign up for AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), SEIU (Service Employees International Union) or both.
He was on the staff of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) from 1974 through 1984 and has been an adviser to labor organizations since 1995.
But there's a lot more going on in the state, according to Alma Gonzalez, spokeswoman for the Voter Protection Coalition in Florida and special counsel to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. "We keep hoping that they've learned from 2000," but early indications are that they haven't, she says.
Many of the 83 nursing homes we studied commented on the increased use of female union organizers, who are being used more and more by the Service Employees International Union; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and others.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSME) and the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) voted to strike over pay and health insurance.
Unlike other departments, Labor has "an operating constituency where its policies and programs directly affect organized labor and workers in general," says Bill Lucy, secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Union leaders initially threw support behind former Senator Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania, whom they considered a more aggressive advocate.
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