When the going gets tough, AFSCME gets organized. And in the throes of the right wings relentless attacks on labor and public service workers, we are organizing like never before with a campaign to grow the union by 50,000 members this summer.
To accomplish this goal, the union is recruiting and will train 800 volunteer member organizers (VMOs) from across the country. The 50,000 new members will come from the ranks of their co-workers who are not now union members.
Quote of the day: "For a worker to refuse to
belong to a union is not to exercise a democratic freedom. It is to
accept benefits that others have worked for without contributing to the
costs. Democracy flourishes only when freedom is accompanied by
responsibility." (Australian Bank Employees Union).