Category: Good and Welfare
City Workers Donate Settlement to Senior Center
Last year, members of AFSCME Local 1303-041, Council 4, in Weston, Connecticut, filed unfair labor practices against the city after it violated their contract. The local won their case. The 11 members agreed to donate the proceeds from their settlement.
‘Trash Dance’ on PBS, Online
This week PBS will air a documentary called Trash Dance, which follows members of Local 1624 in Austin, Texas. These sanitation workers worked with a choreographer to turn waste collection into a stunning public performance.
Congress Is New Call for AFSCME Activist
AFSCME member and former California state Sen. Norma Torres is a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives after being sworn in Jan. 6.
Iowa Locals Step Up for Needy Kids
For less fortunate children across Iowa who might otherwise have missed the joy of receiving a gift this holiday season, six AFSCME locals across the state donated more than $10,000 to Toys for Tots, eager to make a difference in the lives of Iowa’s kids.
A Union Meal Can Make a Big Difference
This Thanksgiving, as you count your blessings with family and friends, there is something very simple you can do to pay those blessings forward. Make your Thanksgiving dinner union-made.
Thank you, Abbey
Watch as community members came together and gave Abbey Newberry a huge surprise to say thank you for her hard work as a caregiver for a non-family member named Kenneth.
Your Union Can Help You Pay for College
Money can be a big obstacle when it comes to higher education. That’s why AFSCME provides scholarships to help members and their families reach their educational goals. Learn more.
Thank you, Sarah
Watch as community members came together and gave Sarah Ilenstine a huge surprise to say thank you for her hard work as a caregiver to her granddaughter and others in her community.
Wisconsin Activists ‘Do It for Dode’
Darold “Dode” Lowe, a longtime labor activist and Wisconsin AFSCME leader, passed away Thursday after battling an illness. As his friend and fellow union organizer Jason Sidener put it, “Dode will be missed by many.”
President Saunders Honored as “Progressive Champion”
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