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At Rogers High School in Minnesota, Special Ed Students Find a Safe Place in Becky Grupa

“She just makes it so easy for kids to learn because she puts them at ease and lets them know that it’s okay if you don’t know something."

Pablo Ros |

Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer Shared Ideas@AFSCME

Rep. Abby Finkenauer, who was elected last fall to serve Iowa's First Congressional District, joined AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride to talk about the effect of collective bargaining on Iowans and discuss why she stands with AFSCME.

Jay Hutchison |

Celebrating Tim Hughes of WFSE

Union activist, storyteller, a family man. Those are apt words to describe Tim Hughes, a leading conservative voice within AFSCME Council 28 in Washington state.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |

Post-Tornado Recovery Work in Ohio Underscores AFSCME Never Quit Spirit

The tornadoes left more than 70,000 without power and water, and destroyed more than 500 buildings – including the homes of more than 50 AFSCME members.

Joe Widener, AFSCME Council 8 |
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NQSA Winner Marie Cetti and K-9 Uno: A Level of Companionship Like No Other

Marie Cetti is a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. For her and K-9 Uno, going above and beyond the call of duty is almost a part of the job description.

AFSCME Staff |

Members of FL Local Help Secure the Futures of Those They Serve

Local 3025, whose members work at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, awarded scholarships to two members of the graduating senior class.

KELLY BENJAMIN, AFSCME FLORIDA, and AFSCME STAFF |
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Here’s the (Union) 411

Union 411 is a new series of videos by Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride, in which she highlights the valuable work AFSCME members do.

AFSCME Staff |
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#NeverQuit: Tanishia Barnes

By serving up hope and love, Tanishia makes a positive impact every single day.

AFSCME Staff |

In No Uncertain Terms

During EMS Week, AFSCME recognizes the skill and dedication shown by EMS professionals.

Pete Levine |
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Remembering AFSCME President Jerry Wurf on his 100th Birthday

On what would be the 100th birthday of its former president, Jerry Wurf, AFSCME remembers a hero.

Lee Saunders |

AFSCME Celebrates Law Enforcement Week

National Police Week is a time to honor fallen law enforcement officers, as well as a time for the law enforcement community to stand in solidarity with each other.

Pete Levine |
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#UnionMom: Taneshia Barnes

Here’s to all the #unionmoms out there who, like Taneshia, are the backbones of countless families and communities. Happy Mother's Day and thank you for everything you do!

AFSCME Panel Discusses Asian Americans in the Modern Labor Movement

As part of our celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we were joined at AFSCME International in Washington by three Asian American labor leaders.

AFSCME Staff |

Union Moms: This is What We Teach Our Kids

Talk about a great Mother’s Day gift. The children and grandchildren of AFSCME members realize the value of unions and appreciate their family’s union activism, writes AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride.

Elissa McBride |

Honoring the Everyday Heroes of Public Service

During Public Service Recognition Week, we all should take a moment to extend our thanks to those who have made a career out of helping and empowering their neighbors.

Lee Saunders |
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An Inspiration to All: Jackie Saunders

AFSCME President Lee Saunders sat down with his mother to talk with her about her life as an organizer, activist and educator.

Lee Saunders |

NELP Honors President Saunders on its 50th Anniversary

AFSCME President Lee Saunders was honored by the National Employment Law Project during its 50th anniversary celebration.

Pete Levine |

We Honor the Life and Legacy of Sister Jacquie Jones-Walsh

Sister Jacquie Jones-Walsh was a civil rights leader in the Pacific Northwest and a longtime AFSCME Council 28 leader.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |

AFSCME Celebrates National Library Workers Day

On National Library Workers Day, discover how AFSCME library workers meet their communities’ ever-evolving library needs.

Pete Levine |

With New Convention, AFSCME Florida Writes New Page in Its History

AFSCME Florida has new leadership, new momentum from its convention.

Mark McCullough |
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