Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.—John F. Kennedy
AFSCME Local 2384 members are the City of Phoenix "blue collar" employees who provide the vital services that make Phoenix happen. We are Electricians, HVAC Technicians, Street Technicians, Mechanics, Security Guards, Building & Maintenance Workers and so much more. Our members work to maintain major City Departments such as Aviation, Water Services, Public Works and Streets Transportation. We maintain a robust International airport Sky Harbor which is one of the top ten busiest in the U.S. for passenger traffic, maintain traffic signals that ensure you get home safely every day, maintain Fire and Police fleet, heavy equipment to collect your trash and water for daily usage. Our members service the City's infrastructure so that our families, our community, and all who visit Phoenix are ensured a world class experience here in the valley of the sun.
Local 2384 accomplishes this through the collective bargaining process in conjunction with the exercising of political action and community involvement. We promote the welfare of the membership and provide a voice in the determination of our employees working conditions. Local 2384 is committed to transparency in its work to serve the members through collaboration, cooperation and collective decision making.
Collective bargaining is the process in which working people, through their unions, negotiate contracts with their employers to determine their terms of employment, including pay, benefits, hours, leave, job health and safety policies, ways to balance work and family, and more. Collective bargaining is a way to solve workplace problems. It is also the best means for raising wages in America. Indeed, through collective bargaining, working people in unions have higher wages, better benefits and safer workplaces.
AFSCME is the nation's largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.3 million working and retired members. AFSCME members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.
AFSCME is a union comprised of a diverse group of people who share a common commitment to public service. For us, serving the public is not just a job, It's a calling. An important part of our mission is to advocate for the vital services that keep our families safe and make our communities strong. We also advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all of America's working families. We not only stand for fairness at the bargaining table we fight for fairness in our communities and in the halls of government.