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Your Union: Archived Posts

Being a Public Servant is ‘Reward in and of Itself’

Meet another one of our recent Never Quit Service Award winners. Monica Delgado works in the Juvenile Division of Superior Court in the County of Stanislaus, California.

Clyde Weiss |

Illinois Prison Workers Play Santa for Homeless Families

Local 1866 chose to be nice, rather than naughty, and give gifts to those less fortunate.

David Kreisman and Anders Lindall |

This Is Not Just a Cat Story

What keeps Ken DiPerna coming back to Massasoit Community College is a family of feral cats that lives in a wooded area right in the center of campus.

Pablo Ros and Tiffanie Bright |

Master Puppeteer Dazzles, Educates Young and Old Alike

Meet Bruce Cannon, master puppeteer and AFSCME member. Kids love him and the puppets he brings to life. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself in our video.

Raju Chebium |

NJ Member Joins Elite Group – Competes on Jeopardy! on National TV

A New Jersey librarian and AFSCME member got the chance to show off her general knowledge as a contestant on Jeopardy!

Raju Chebium |

Racine Recycling Worker Killed on the Job by Motorist

Public service employees like Mark Gates put themselves at risk every day to keep their communities clean and safe.


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.

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