Category: Health & Safety
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.
Communities Rally Around EMS Providers
Communities nationwide honored the commitment and sacrifice of emergency medical professionals last week, with many calling for the nation’s largest private EMS provider to start respecting its workforce.
Police Pledge Action To Curb Abuse of Cab Drivers
In response to serious concerns about policing raised by cab drivers, a high-ranking Chicago Police Dept. representative committed to taking action, issuing a “cease and desist” order to the officers identified as the most abusive in their interactions.
AFSCME Nurses Strong, Dedicated
More than 200 AFSCME nurses from throughout the country gathered in San Diego May 2-6 for the 2015 United Nurses of America Nurses Congress, leading into National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
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.
Splash Medics Visit Schoolchildren to Promote Water Safety
A group of paramedics and EMTs spent the morning of April 21 reading Stewie the Duck to children at Temple Christian School. It was part of their effort to reduce the number of water-related injuries and deaths in Riverside County.
Ohio Correction Officers Attacked by Inmates
At a time when overcrowding is the rule rather than the exception in Ohio prisons, four correction officers, members of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association/AFSCME Local 11, were attacked by a large group of inmates.
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.
Newtown Officers and AFSCME Members Honored for Their Courage
Newtown Police Department officers dispatched to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, were honored for their courageous response at this year’s Courage of Connecticut Law Enforcement Dinner.
AFSCME Urges Congress to Restore Needed Funding to Fight the Ebola Crisis
AFSCME represents workers who are on the front lines of America’s domestic response to Ebola. Workers across the nation who are at high risk deserve training and practice on necessary personal protective equipment.
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