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Q&A With Johanna Puno Hester

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Q&A with AFSCME’s Johanna Puno Hester.

Pablo Ros |

Does Your Pet Have Union Pride?

The union is all about supporting our families—including our pets. Share yours with us and see what happens next.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Correctional Sgt. Rick Neyssen: Professionalism Key to a Dangerous Job

It’s National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. In their honor, we share the story of Minnesota Correctional Sgt. Rick Neyssen.

John Noonan |

AFSCME Couple to Celebrate 14 Years of Love at Convention

Cindy and Doug Cook couldn’t be more excited about attending AFSCME’s 42nd International Convention in Las Vegas this July. Their love was "union-made."

Pablo Ros |

Splash Medics Continue Mission to Prevent Child Drownings

AFSCME Local 4911 members in Riverside County, Calif., founded Splash Medics last year to provide life-saving water safety tips to children. They’ve taught more than 2,000 kids so far.

Justin Lee |

Honoring the AFSCME Members Who Never Quit Helping Others

We’re honoring the AFSCME members who Never Quit when it comes to serving their communities.


Never Quit: Ray DeRusha


Never Quit: Rachel Cooper


Never Quit - Ronnie Roberts


Never Quit - Audrey Lake

At 99, ‘Uncle Milton’ a Rhode Island Treasure

Rhode Island retirees honored Milton Bronstein, Chapter 94 vice president, who at 99 is believed to be the oldest elected officer in AFSCME’s history.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

After Finishing Women’s Academy, a Leader is Reborn

As long as she has been working, Bernadine Howell has been in a union – and she has been outspoken.

Martin Ricard |

Never Quit: Louise Lex, 86, Just Wants to Help People

Louise Lex, 86, personifies the theme of National Women’s History Month: “Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”

Clyde Weiss |

He Delivers Baby – by Phone

Emergency Dispatcher Robert Vega talked a woman through the delivery of her baby, with no paramedics on hand at the time.

Martin Ricard |

Campus Officer Saves Student’s Life

What started out like any other Tuesday for Cuyahoga (Ohio) Community College campus security officer Ray Barnhardt turned out to be an opportunity to save a student’s life.

Joe Weidner, Council 8 |

AFSCME Members Wrestle with ‘Snowzilla’

AFSCME members throughout the East helped communities prepare for and recover from the historic blizzard nicknamed Snowzilla.

Clyde Weiss |

Paramedic Rushes In, Saves Elderly Woman from Fire

Paramedic Lt. Michael Daddona decided he could not wait for firefighters, rushing into the two-story house to rescue an elderly woman from smoke and flames.

Alfredo Alvarado, DC 37 |

Park Worker Comes to Rescue of Slashed Officer

New York City Parks worker Joanna Zeno, a member of DC 37, pursued a suspect in an attack at a park and helped police arrest her.

Diane Williams, DC 37 |

City Workers Honored for Rescuing Elderly Woman

Two AFSCME Local 2703 (Council 57) members were honored by the Merced, California, City Council for their efforts in rescuing an elderly woman who fell in her back yard.

Kevin Brown |

Forty Years of Service, Seeing with His Hands and Ears

Mike Conrad has worked as a mechanic for LA County for 40 years, rebuilding air system brake calibers and fire pump pilot valves, among other things. He’s also been blind since birth.

Pablo Ros |
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