Category: Law Enforcement
Recommendations on Policing Go to President
Public safety officers and AFSCME members from Alaska to Connecticut testified before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which on March 4 submitted those recommendations and others to President Obama.
Sandy Hook Proves Need for PTSD Coverage for All Police
"Nobody wants to hear the story told by the Newtown officer who responded to Sandy Hook Elementary and entered the first grade classroom to find an entire class full of 6-year-old children murdered by a deranged young man with an assault rifle.”
County Wastes Money Instead of Closing a Deal
County officials hired high-paid consultants to delay the negotiations and already wasted $50,000 of taxpayer money on the consultants, more than the cost of doing the right thing to settle the workers’ first contract.
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.
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.
National Police Week
This week, we join law enforcement officers nationwide in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the line of duty, and we thank them as well for risking all every day to keep us safe.
Connecticut Takes Step Toward Providing Workers PTSD Coverage
AFSCME is a leader in the push for legislation to help Sandy Hook Elementary School first responders.
Having Your Cake, Eating It, Then Sending You the Bill
Radical right group demands public funding to pay for lawsuits against the public.
The Company Store Wants Your Soul Back
Indiana GOP is trying to get workers to pay for uniforms and training.
Remembering the Newtown School Massacre One Year Ago
An unspeakable tragedy brought out the best of AFSCME members.
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