Category: Public Safety
Sandy Hook Proves Need for PTSD Coverage for All Police
"Nobody wants to hear the story told by the Newtown officer who responded to Sandy Hook Elementary and entered the first grade classroom to find an entire class full of 6-year-old children murdered by a deranged young man with an assault rifle.”
Walker Proposal Threatens to Reduce Prison Security
Walker’s short-sighted proposal to eliminate the third (overnight) shift in state prison guard towers simply to save approximately $6 million out of a $68 billion two-year budget is a disaster waiting to happen.
Caution! Man at Work for You
Pennsylvania snowplow driver Stewart Ferguson first realized how important his job was during the blizzard of 1992-93, when he was able to clear a path for an ambulance carrying a woman who needed heart surgery.
Eyes Wide Shut: When Governments Outsource with No Accountability
Imagine that you hire a home improvement company to remodel your home. Would you sign on the dotted line and take out your checkbook unless it was absolutely clear to both you and the contractor what the work entailed and how much it would cost?
N.Y. AFSCME Members Help Contain Ebola
A doctor who successfully recovered from the Ebola virus last month can thank a team of dedicated public health care workers who volunteered to care for him.
Stay Home, Buffalo – We Got This!
In the freak snap of nature, Buffalo residents found themselves at the epicenter of a weird but real emergency. Snowplow drivers and dispatchers from AFSCME Councils 35, 66 and CSEA raced into action.
Interfaith Group Salutes New York City Municipal Workers for Ebola Case Response
When Dr. Craig Spencer had to be transported to Bellevue Hospital because of Ebola symptoms, it was an AFSCME EMT crew that swiftly swung into action and, employing the training that they had received, safely transported Dr. Spencer to the hospital.
Ohio Pickets Target Prison Staffing, Safety
OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 members took to the streets to shed light on the dangers of understaffing and outsourcing, including security breaches, maggots found in food preparation areas operated by a contractor, and even prison escapes.
Officers Honored for Saving an Inmate’s Life
Four corrections officers from the Tompkins County Corrections Facility were honored for saving the life of an inmate who went into cardiac arrest during his intake.
The workers at Ground Zero recall how they approached their jobs on 9/11, when we all came together in the face of a national tragedy. We will never forget.
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