Our demands

  1. A Cop-Free AFSCME

We demand that AFSCME drop cops from the union. We demand any job classification including law enforcement officers, jail and prison guards, probation officers, and armed security officers and their bargaining units be expelled from AFSCME.

  1. AFSCME Beyond Policing & Prisons

We demand an AFSCME beyond policing and prisons. We demand AFSCME divest from campaigns organizing law enforcement officers, jail and prison guards, probation officers, and armed security officers. We demand AFSCME invest in union organizing campaigns to protect, empower and expand sectors where workers prevent violence or harm as their work, such as essential workers, educators, healthcare workers, social workers, and food service workers. We demand a strong, unionized movement to eliminate policing, both as an action against the community and as a profession providing employment opportunities, to enact transformational social change beyond policing and prisons.

  1. Cop-Free Labor

We demand a cop-free labor movement. We demand that AFSCME fight to expel the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) from the AFL-CIO, as well as all other law enforcement officers, jail and prison guards, probation officers, and armed security officers bargaining units, from labor councils on which AFSCME participates.

  1. Cop-Free AFSCME Candidates

We demand Cop-Free AFSCME candidates. We demand AFSCME provide no support to any political candidate who accepts donations from law enforcement officers, jail and prison guards, probation officers, and armed security officers locals or who intends to act against defunding the police or the platform of the Movement for Black Lives while in office.

  1. AFSCME For Black Lives

We demand an AFSCME for Black lives. We demand AFSCME acknowledge in word and action the centrality of being in solidarity with Black workers and communities to the labor movement.