AFSCME is a democratic institution with officers elected by delegates representing AFSCME's members from across the country at the International Convention. Convention delegates are elected by every local in every corner of America.

Behavioral health professionals make up an important piece of AFSCME's strength across the country. From social workers to addiction and mental health counselors, AFSCME members work in our nation's hospitals, clinics and out-patient services. We can be found at small private practice facilities to large non-profit networks. With more than 50,000 behavioral health professionals and growing, we are coming together as a movement, lifting our voices and the voices of our clients to drive meaningful change.

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