Category: Public Service
Going Door to Door in Fight for Right to Retire with Dignity
Phoenix city workers’ pensions hang in the balance this November as a right-wing group pushes a ballot measure that would replace secure retirement plans with 401(k)s.
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.
Mo’ne’s Coach: ‘I Have the Greatest Job in the World’
Little is known about the man behind the Mo'ne Davis, the young pitching superstar. Her coach Steve Bandura, a Philadelphia city worker and member of AFSCME Local 2187 works at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philly.
NYC District Council 1707 Mourns Loss of Organizing Pioneer
AFSCME District Council 1707 in New York City is mourning the passing of Betty Powell, one of the original organizers and members of the nation’s first Head Start locals in the nation.
San Jose Cuts Endanger Public Safety
Cutting the pay and pensions of city employees has become a public safety issue for one of California’s largest cities.
Historic NEA Elections
AFSCME congratulates new leaders, all women of color.
Seeking Storybook Ending for Libraries in Miami
AFSCME Local 199 members in the Miami-Dade library system are at the forefront of an important community initiative to save the county’s libraries.
Paramedics Drive into Storm to Save Patient
Rain, hail and tornado warnings fail to dissuade EMS professional from doing his job.
Working to Raise Civic Pride in Connecticut
Members of AFSCME Local 1579, Council 4, raised money for flags to decorate the city
Union Members and Retirees Lead Charge on Moral Mondays
More join the fight for workers’ rights, racial justice, voting rights and other progressive causes.
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