Category: Emergency Services
Labor Secretary: ‘Turn Up the Volume on Worker Voice’
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez made a strong case for the value of labor unions following the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2014 Union Membership Report.
Quick Action Saves Lives in Early Morning Blaze
“There were live electric wires above the buildings that were arcing because of the flames that kept us from making a direct attack on the fire. That’s when we broke through a concrete block wall to gain safe access to the fire.”
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.
EMS Workers: ‘We’re More Than a Resource’
"I'm an employee, but more than that, I'm a good paramedic. I feel like I should be treated as more than a resource.”
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.
Help For 9/11 Responders and Survivors
Medical monitoring and treatment available through federal World Trade Center Health Program
Quick Action Rescues Phoenix from Flooding
California EMS Professionals Choose AFSCME
Just one week after an organizing win among these emergency employees in Missouri, 500 EMS professionals employed at American Medical Response in Riverside County, California, have voted to join AFSCME.
Alaska State Troopers Set Bar High for Public Service
A fugitive surrenders himself after watching an episode of the reality show “Alaska State Troopers,” telling troopers they are the most professional and courteous law enforcement personnel he had dealt with.
Paramedics Drive into Storm to Save Patient
Rain, hail and tornado warnings fail to dissuade EMS professional from doing his job.
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