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RESOURCES FOR AFSCME STAFF REPS

AFSCME’s Research and Collective Bargaining Services Department offers resources and assistance to help you negotiate strong contracts and to support your members in the fight for safe and secure jobs.

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Financial Analyses
Find out if an employer has the ability to pay.
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Contract Language
AFSCME's Contracts Database contains more than 10,000 full-text searchable collective bargaining agreements. (Register or log in for access) Sample language on select topics is available here.
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Wage and Benefit Surveys
See how your unit’s pay compares to others, if negotiations are stalled or to prepare for impasse proceedings. Allow up to one month of lead time for custom surveys.
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Health and Pension Benefits Analysis
Understand proposed changes in health benefits and pensions and find alternatives.
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Arbitrator Profiles
Get arbitrator profiles from databases as well as union attorneys’ reviews of labor arbitrators.
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Anti-Privatization Assistance
Learn the records of companies bidding on members’ jobs and get help mounting your campaign against contracting out.
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