Category: Public Safety
Texas Legislative Success Draws New Members
Recently, corrections officers and employees received one of the largest pay increases in Texas Corrections history. This victory, combined with a push back to a payroll deductions bill, has many nonunion workers sitting up and taking notice.
Iowa Corrections Managers Cost Taxpayers
Iowa corrections managers are taking advantage of an improper loophole to gain up to an extra week of vacation and two extra weeks of additional sick time – a violation of state rules that has cost taxpayers more than $1 million in the past five years.
Ohio Rejects Union’s Cheaper Food Service Bid
Five months after bids were submitted to handle Ohio’s troubled prison food services run by Aramark, the state determined it would continue with Aramark’s services and reject OCSEA’s bid to take over food services.
Union Helps Newtown Officer with PTSD Get Help
Six months after Officer Thomas Bean responded to the bloody scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were gunned down, Police Chief Michael Kehoe tried to fire him.
Fallen AFSCME Brothers Honored at Law Enforcement Vigil
Law enforcement officers from around the country came together in our nation’s capital this week to honor those who fell in the line of duty. Among those whose names were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial were three AFSCME members.
Cab Drivers United Seeks Protections Against Violence
Following a two-week period in which two Chicago cab drivers were robbed at knifepoint by a passenger, Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 is renewing the call for further reforms to protect Chicago’s 12,000 cab drivers.
AFSCME Iowa Council 61 Member Is Life Saver
All across America, there are countless public employees who work every day to help keep us safe. Among them is Elizabeth Cleveland, an emergency communications operator and a member of Local 2364 (AFSCME Iowa Council 61).
Recommendations on Policing Go to President
Public safety officers and AFSCME members from Alaska to Connecticut testified before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which on March 4 submitted those recommendations and others to President Obama.
Suspect in Oregon Killing of AFSCME Member Faces Murder Charge
A suspect who allegedly shot and killed Grady Waxenfelter, a member of AFSCME Oregon Local 350, Council 75, could spend the rest of his life in prison if found guilty on a murder charge.
Quick Action Saves Seven from Burning House
Seven Coeymans, New York, residents can thank quick action by local police dispatch, officers and firefighters for saving their lives last month. AFSCME member Brian Rinaldi located seven people on the roof as their house was engulfed in flames.
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