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Your Union: Archived Posts

Everyday Heroes Come Face to Face with Their Biggest Little Fan

Two-year-old Quincy Kroner watches his heroes from the living room window of his Cincinnati home every Friday afternoon - that’s when AFSCME Local 250 sanitation workers Mark Davis and Eric Washington drive by in their garbage truck.

David Patterson |

Suspect in Oregon Killing of AFSCME Member Faces Murder Charge

A suspect who allegedly shot and killed Grady Waxenfelter, a member of AFSCME Oregon Local 350, Council 75, could spend the rest of his life in prison if found guilty on a murder charge.

Pablo Ros |

Quick Action Saves Seven from Burning House

Seven Coeymans, New York, residents can thank quick action by local police dispatch, officers and firefighters for saving their lives last month. AFSCME member Brian Rinaldi located seven people on the roof as their house was engulfed in flames.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

In Memoriam: Vernon Watkins

AFSCME is mourning the loss of Vernon R. Watkins, a dedicated labor organizer, activist and inspirational force who had a major impact in the labor movement during a long and dedicated career fighting for working families with AFSCME.

Pablo Ros |

Cab Driver Happy to Give Back to Community

Bayo Aladesuru drives one of Chicago’s 125 wheelchair accessible cabs. But what distinguishes Bayo, a veteran cab driver and Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Council 31 member, is how he gives back to the community he loves.

Dave Kreisman |

Local 2960 Rallies to Support Family of Fallen Dispatcher

Megan Lange had only recently returned from maternity leave when she arrived for her shift as an emergency dispatcher with the Phoenix Fire Department on Jan. 27. No one knew it would be her last day on the job.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Former AFSCME Member Takes the Gavel in Albany

AFSCME is welcoming the historic election of Carl Heastie, a former AFSCME member, as the first African-American speaker of the New York State Assembly.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Texas Corrections Officers Mourn Crash Victims

Two Texas corrections officers were among 10 passengers killed when a bus transporting inmates that lost control on a patch of black ice, slid off of the Interstate 20 overpass, and crashed into a moving Union Pacific train.

Ebony Meeks |
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