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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.

WE are the Franklin County Public Defender Collective, the last and best line of defense for the marginalized people of our community involved with the criminal justice system. We fight every day in and out of court for our clients. What we do is hard, but we do it because our clients are worth it. WE are unionizing because WE are worth it. Today we are asking our community to support us and stand with us as we request voluntary recognition of our union from Director Yeura Venters and the administration of the Franklin County Public Defenders Office.