American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the largest public services union in the United States. The union seeks to promote economic and social justice in the workplace. AFSCME is an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

The constitution of the AFSCME lists seven objectives for the organization. The first four objectives center on membership: (1) to promote the organization of workers in general and public employees in particular, (2) to promote the welfare of the membership and to provide a voice in the determination of the terms and conditions of employment, (3) to promote civil service legislation and career service in government, and (4) to provide research and educational services. The remaining three ...

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