AFSCME International

We Make America Happen!

Council 66 is affiliated with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) International. The International Union, based in Washington, DC, coordinates the Union’s actions on major national issues such as privatization, fair taxes and health care. The International also provides resources to councils and local unions for organizing, bargaining, political action and education, and administers members-only benefits. Every two years, delegates to AFSCME’s International Convention decide on the union’s basic policies.  Every four years they elect the International Union’s President, Secretary-Treasurer and 35 regional vice presidents.


America’s Unions Helping Working Families Achieve A Better Life

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) works tirelessly to improve the lives of working people. It is the federation of 55 national and international labor unions, including AFSCME International, that represent 12.5 million working men and women.

AFSCME Council 66 is affiliated with the New York State AFL-CIO, a federation of 3,000 public sector, private sector, and building trades unions throughout the state, representing 2.5 million members, retirees and their families. Working with our affiliates, area labor federations, central labor councils, and community allies, the AFL-CIO fights to improve the lives and working conditions of all hard working New Yorkers.  Through grassroots advocacy, political and legislative action, policy analysis, and coordinated communications, the New York State AFL-CIO is a force for progressive change.

Council 66 is providing financial assistance to any of our locals that would like to affiliate with their Local Labor Federation. If you are interested in learning more about how to affiliate your local with the AFL-CIO, please contact your nearest Council 66 office.

Constituency Groups

The AFL-CIO is a diverse and inclusive family of working people, and it advocates for all workers. The AFL-CIO’s constituency groups address the challenges that workers from diverse backgrounds face. These groups reach out to the communities they serve, build solidarity, help out with organizing efforts and ensure full participation in our movement.

A. Philip Randolph InstituteAPRI is an alliance between labor and the civil rights movement. Today, it fights for racial equality and economic justice.

Asian Pacific American Labor AllianceAPALA is the nation’s first national organization of AAPI workers. It focuses on advancing worker, immigrant and civil rights.

Coalition of Black Trade UnionistsCBTU is an independent voice for black workers within the labor movement.

Coalition of Labor Union WomenCLUW unifies union women to face shared concerns. The coalition focuses on action on issues important to women workers.

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement: LCLAA represents 2 million Latino workers. The council organizes working people to protect the rights and expand the influence of Latinos.

Pride At Work: Pride@Work brings together the labor movement and the LGBTQ community in pursuit of social and economic justice.

Union Veterans CouncilThe council brings together workers who are veterans and speaks out on issues that affect them the most.