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Blue and red text on a white background with blue allied trades council stamp.

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Stamp in metal reads B.B. Co Union ROCH NY

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AFSCME, American Federation of State, Country, and Municipal Employees, is the largest trade union of public employees in the United States. Formed in 1932 by Wisconsin workers who feared they would lose their jobs due to lack of patronage in the Great Depression, the individuals created a "professional civil service" agency to advocate for the group. Throughout the years, AFSCME has organized lobbying and demonstrations in political arenas.

In 2018, Janus v. AFSCME was heard as a Supreme Court case. The case was in regards to a prominent labor law that determined union fees in the public sector violate the first amendment. This decision required public-sector unions to offer their services to members without requiring them to pay fees and dues.


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Supreme Court of the United States. (2018). Janus v. American federation of state, county, and municipal employees, council 31 (16-1466).

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