Category: Public Safety
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.
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.
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