Category: Public Service
Libraries Still Essential Resources
Celebrate National Library Week; Thank a Librarian
Underfunding and understaffing plague public libraries
'We are trying to do more with less,' said John Hyslop, president of Queens Library Guild Local 1321. 'But there is only so much you can do when you lack resources.'
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.
Insourcing Proves Better, Faster – And Less Expensive
After a yearlong campaign, AFSCME Local 2262 was able to convince the Jersey City School District that insourcing services is not just cheaper but that AFSCME members do the work better.
A New Career Ladder for NYC Welfare Recipients
Instead of forcing individuals on welfare to work for the city without receiving a paycheck, the city will begin implementing a new Employment Plan whose goal is to help people become self-sustaining and leave public assistance for good.
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.
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