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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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