Category: Emergency Services
Riverside County, CA, Deal Would Improve Paramedic & EMT Pay, Patient Care
Paramedics & EMTs in CA have reached an agreement with AMR that provides 18% pay increases, protects health insurance, and perhaps most importantly, creates a professional practice committee to give emergency care professionals a voice in patient care.
First McEntee Scholarship Winner Announced
Helping workers win collective bargaining rights “not only built our great union but must be used going forward to make the union stronger,” IL AFSCME member Matthew Whalen wrote in an essay that recently won him this year’s Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship.
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.
Illinois State Employees Send Message on Unity Day
Thousands of state employees across Illinois showed their union solidarity last week and demonstrated their resolve to protect the economic progress and rights on the job that are so essential to their own and their families’ well-being.
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).
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.
AFSCME Urges Renewal of Zadroga 9/11 Law
Supporters of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act are urging Congress to make the law permanent. Since 2011, it has helped thousands of individuals and their families cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
First Responder: EMS Dispatcher Is Difference Maker
Yolanda Matos-McClintock, an EMS dispatcher, comes to the rescue on a daily basis. Her story, recently featured in the Sacramento Business Journal, highlights the importance of emergency response and how being in a union provides strength.
On Flight Home, AFSCME Member Comes to the Rescue
One moment, AFSCME member Sami Abed was just a passenger on a routine flight. The next moment, Abed and a doctor also aboard that flight were saving the life of a 68-year-old, unidentified man.
New EMS Contract Promotes Safety, Raises Pay, Protects Health Care
Emergency medical service (EMS) professionals working in 13 counties across California voted to ratify a new three-year agreement with the ambulance company, American Medical Response.
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