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Our Voices

As public service workers we never stop. Because it’s not just a job, it’s a calling.

Our Voices

Meet the members who help make our communities thrive.


The Best Job in the World

“It’s the best job in the world.” That’s how Toni Monique Taloa described caring for her sister in her home in Buena Park, California.

Yvette Silas-Pinson: Q&A with a Rising Leader

Yvette Silas-Pinson of Council 67 in Maryland is one of dozens of participants in the Women's Leadership Academy. This is her story.

Pablo Ros |

Innovators: Tapping into Public Employee Potential

Snowplowing is safer in Ohio because two state transportation department mechanics – OCSEA members – thought outside the box.

Deirdre O'Neill-Wedig, OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 |

Running to Represent Workers

Meet these Connecticut AFSCME members running for office.

Connecticut Council 4 |

Support Our Fallen Brother

When shots were reported in downtown Fairbanks, Sgt. Allen Brandt did what law enforcement officers do: He went toward the danger.


Bus Driver Renita Smith Lauded for Heroic Actions

Renita Smith treats the children on her school bus as though they were her own. So when she smelled smoke, she led all 20 children off the bus away from the smoke and fumes.

Gold Medal Parents

This AFSCME family’s values spur an Olympic gold medalist.

Mike Lee, DC 37 |

Before and After the Storm

AFSCME members in Miami-Dade worked hard to prepare for Hurricane Matthew.

Namita Waghray |

Play “Feeding the Dragon” Recalls Life with Dad, a DC 37 Member

The late George King Washington was New York City Public Library live-in custodian and a proud DC 37 member. Now he’s the subject of his daughter’s play.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Meet AFSCME’s Never Quit Innovation Award winners

We’re honoring AFSCME members who have made a difference to their union, their community and even to their state — and beyond.

Clyde Weiss |

Coups de Main to Lift up Louisianans in Their Time of Need

AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers show “coups de main” to help lift Louisianans in need.

Erica Nash-Thomas |

Never Quit Awards

Honored for their public service, activism and innovation, 12 AFSCME members received the first ever Never Quit awards.


Never Quit Awards - Rachel Cooper

Rachel Cooper never quits. Cooking is her passion and as a cafeteria manager she nourishes the spirits, bodies and minds of the students at her school. Here's how they said thank you.

Rachel Cooper – Never Quit Service Award Recipient

Steadfast pride and dedication. That’s why Rachel Cooper was honored with AFSCME "Never Quit" Service Award.

Our Voices

During our 42nd International Convention, AFSCME members took time to tell their stories about fighting for fairness and justice in their communities.


Our Voices


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