With a union you have a voice and the ability to make sure you and your coworkers are safe, fairly compensated, and included in any policy changes in the workplace. AFSCME local unions have been able to negotiate hazard pay, adequate PPE, and administrative leave for COVID-related time off. In a time like this it’s important to have the right to bargain any changes to your pay, benefits, and working conditions and having a union is the best way to win these guaranteed protections.

AFSCME members are on the front lines, keeping our communities running. Public service workers are hard at work providing emergency services, health care, child care, transportation, sanitation and public safety. Many workers will come in contact with those infected by the virus, endangering themselves and their families. It is important for workers to have accurate information on how to best do their jobs and how to protect themselves.

Learn how AFSCME members are continuing to serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover resources to stay informed and safe. Join others in the fight to ensure AFSCME members have what they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. Visit to find out more.