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Why Join?

  • Do you want to build a better and more secure economic future for you and your family?
  • Are you hurting from a lack of quality, affordable healthcare coverage?
  • Have you ever been unfairly disciplined by your supervisor or forced to accept a demotion, suspension or other punishment you didn’t deserve?

If you answered yes to any of these questions it’s time to consider forming a union with AFSCME. With more than 1.6 million active and retired members nationwide, AFSCME is the strongest and most respected public services union in the country.

We consistently fight for and secure the best wages, benefits and working conditions for our members. Since so much of public service workers’ rights, benefits and funding are impacted by the actions of elected officials, we maintain a strong presence in the corridors of government, fighting to protect our members and holding politicians accountable for their actions. We stand ready to do the same for you and your colleagues.

Get in touch with us to have a preliminary conversation and to learn more. All conversations are strictly confidential and you will not be pressured to move forward until you are ready.

As AFSCME retirees we know the importance of a strong union. With 6000 members statewide, AFSCME Texas Retirees Chapter 12 is the fastest growing union for retired Texas state employees. Recently we have been able to move Senate Bill 935 and its companion House Bill 265.  This legislation would permit a state retiree to run for one of the elected seats on the ERS Board. It is currently limited to active employees.  

There is bipartisan support for this legislation and we are urging legislators to vote yes when this bill comes before them.