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Moment of Silence Observed to Honor Sanitation Workers

The nation honored Echol Cole and Robert Walker for their sacrifices 50 years ago – and for changing the course of our history.

AFSCME Staff |
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Members of Congress Spoke Out for Workers, Against Forces Behind Janus

Members of Congress voiced support for working families, speaking out against the Janus case.

Pete Levine |
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‘Rockman’ Returns Home to Serve His Community

Jeffrey Julius, a juvenile probation officer, has dedicated his career to getting Miami’s kids on the right path.

Pete Levine |
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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree John Henry Lewis

AFSCME Retiree John Henry Lewis’ motto is “I’ve retired but I haven’t expired.” He’s still fighting for AFSCME members.

Pete Levine |
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On The Record: I AM 2018

As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we celebrate a champion of both civil rights and labor rights.

AFSCME Staff |
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Splash Medics Is Saving Children from Drowning

Lisa La Russo has been a paramedic, saving lives for nearly 30 years. But the AFSCME member in California decided that wasn’t enough.

Pablo Ros |
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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree Member Carol Ann Loehndorf

Meet Carol Ann Loehndorf, an AFSCME Retiree and the latest member to be spotlighted in our Retiree Throwback Thursday #TBT series.

Pete Levine |
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On the Record: The AFSCME Agenda

Real freedom and opportunity means more than just getting by. It means having a voice on the job, affordable health care, the promise of retirement security after a lifetime of hard work, and equal democracy for all. That’s The AFSCME Agenda.

Lee Saunders |
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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree Member Sallie Robertson

Sallie Robertson is the next feature in our Retiree Throw Back Thursday #TBT series. From the DC 37 Retirees Association, one of New York’s finest crossing guards devoted her life to making sure the streets she protected were safe.

Pete Levine |
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Cool Job: Protecting Florida’s Underwater Treasures

If you’ve ever visited the Florida Keys, and spent any time off of dry land, then you’ve visited the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. We tell you about a member who protects this fragile ecosystem.

Mark McCullough |
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AFSCME Retirees Never Quit!

AFSCME Retirees gave back to their communities through decades of hard work, but even in retirement they never quit.

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Labor Unions Brought You So Much More Than This Long Weekend

This Labor Day weekend – and much more – brought to you by unions.

Lee Saunders |
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Union Scholars Program

Find out more about the Union Scholars Program at www.afscme.org/unionscholars.

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On The Record: Consent of the Governed

Elected representatives need to hold town hall meetings, and their constituents need to show up for them, making their voices heard. That’s democracy in action.

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No Cuts or Caps to Medicaid

There are at least 5 million Americans who depend on Medicaid for home care services. If Congress cuts or caps funding to Medicaid as part of their repeal of the Affordable Care Act, millions of people like Helena Cardona will be at risk.

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Christopher Cummings Never Quits

When he witnessed a horrible accident involving a police car, AFSCME sanitation worker Chris Cummings sprang into action. Chris used to be homeless, but he got a second chance. This time, it was his turn to give a second chance.

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On the Record: Freedom

Freedom means more than making a living. It means the ability to financially support your family and have time to be there for them.

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Tell Your Senators: ‘Hands Off Medicaid’

President Trump promised NOT to cut Medicaid, but his budget proposal and the House health care bill he supports tell a different story.

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Dangerous and Unfair

President Trump and Speaker Ryan promised better health care at a lower cost for more people, but instead the House has passed a health care bill that will make the system worse for working people.

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At Belleview Elementary, Van DeVries Is a Hero to Many

Van DeVries was nominated by no fewer than 13 members of the Belleview Elementary School community for AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. Clearly, he’s no garden-variety “building engineer.”

Pablo Ros |
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