American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Basic facts
Type:Labor union
Top official:Lee Saunders
Year founded:1932
Website:Official website
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is one of the largest labor unions in the United States. It represents over 1.6 million employees, primarily in local and state government and in the health care industry. AFSCME is part of the AFL-CIO.[1] The labor union was originally founded in 1932 as the Wisconsin State Administrative, Clerical, Fiscal and Technical Employees Association.[2]


The leadership of AFSCME consists of a president, secretary-treasurer and an executive board. The president of AFSCME International is Lee Saunders, first elected in 2012. Gerald McEntee, an influential political player in the Democratic Party, preceded Saunders.[3][4][5][6]

Political donations

AFSCME is the third largest organizational contributor to political campaigns, having donated more than $90 million since 1990.[7]

2012 elections

According to, AFSCME spent $64,764,312 in the 2012 election cycle.[8]

Endorsed candidates

In the 2012 election cycle, the AFSCME supported the following candidates:[9]


Top 5 largest American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees expenditures in 2012[10]
Candidate Party State Office For Against Total Desired Result
Barack Obama Democratic Party N/A President $22,927 $0 $22,927
Ron Barber Democratic Party AZ House $21,000 $0 $21,000
Marc Veasey Democratic Party TX House $20,000 $0 $20,000
Janice Hahn Democratic Party CA House $20,000 $0 $20,000
Sherrod Brown Democratic Party OH Senate $17,920 $0 $17,920


See also: Donations to California's 2010 ballot propositions

According to MapLight, AFSCME was the 11th largest donor to the ballot proposition campaigns for the November 2, 2010 ballot.[11]

Ballot measure Description AFSCME position AFSCME donation
Proposition 14 Elections Opposed $50,000
Proposition 22 Gov't finance Supported $3,000
Proposition 23 Environment Opposed $75,000
Proposition 24 Taxes Supported $100,000
Proposition 25 Gov't finance Supported $1,275,543
Proposition 26 Taxes Opposed $135,000
Proposition 27 Redistricting Supported $1,250,000

Other measures

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