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Cut College Costs. Apply for These Scholarships.

For AFSCME members and their families, there are several scholarship opportunities that can make paying for a college degree easier.

Pete Levine |

Working Americans Step Up and Win Big in 2018 Midterms

Public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Pennsylvania Members Help Hurricane Florence Victims

“We have an opportunity as employees of the township [of Swatara] and members of the union to do something good for others who need it.”

William Kaufman, AFSCME Council 13 |

A Busy Summer for AFSCME Retirees

AFSCME retirees founded three new chapters this summer – in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Memphis, Tennessee.

Pablo Ros |

PennDOT Worker, AFSCME Member Loses Life on the Job

AFSCME mourns the loss of a Pennsylvania member who died in a worksite accident.

William Kauffman, AFSCME Council 13 |

Catching a Suspected Killer

The suspected “Tinder serial killer” has been arrested – thanks to the work of a DC 37 criminalist.

DIANE S. WILLIAMS, DC 37 |

We Remember and Honor on 9/11 Anniversary

When things are at their worst, public service workers are at their best.

AFSCME Staff |

Minnesota’s Mark Ditsch is a Cheerful Warrior for his Community

Our latest Never Quit Service Award winner is Minnesota mild.

Pete Levine |
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We Are AFSCME

Corrections Officer Laid to Rest

“We will not let Joseph Gomm die in vain. We want to ensure that every person who works in corrections can come home safely, and that we can keep our institutions and communities safe."

AFSCME Council 5 |

Carson City, California, Workers Help Local Kids Succeed

AFSCME members in Carson City, California organized a book drive to help local kids.

Jashua Bane |

Never Quit Award Winner Says an Informed Public Makes for a Stronger Democracy

“Terry” Kraus is the agency historian at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. One of her colleagues described her as a “one-stop, one-person shop for information on the agency.”

Pablo Ros |

Never Quit Awardee Did Outstanding Work in Hurricane’s Aftermath

Ana Candelario was named the 2018 AFSCME Never Quit Service Award winner at AFSCME 43rd International Convention in Boston this month.

AFSCME Staff |
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Honoring the Giants of AFSCME’s Past

A poignant retrospective charted the lives and careers of the past AFSCME leaders.

AFSCME Staff |
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We Are AFSCME

“But if they think we’re going to roll over, if they think this is going to slow us down or shut us up, if they think we’re going to let five unelected men in robes steal our freedom, they’ve got a big surprise coming."

AFSCME Staff |
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UNION

There is nothing we can’t do when we rise up to meet our challenges together. #RiseUpAFSCME

Rise Up and Take Action

Paul Blujus, a CSEA (New York state) member, talked an Oregon member into sticking with his union and convinced him to reject the lies and misinformation being spread by the anti-union group, the Freedom Foundation.

Southern California Nurse is First to Register

“We’re very excited to be here to support the labor movement in fighting for worker rights,” said Zackos. “This is a really significant time in our history."

AFSCME Staff |

Remembering Joe Patterson of Ohio Council 8

Patterson will be remembered for many things, but his fellow firefighters and emergency medical technicians remember him as a mentor and as a man who could lift everyone’s spirits.

AFSCME Council 8 |

For This Behavioral Health Professional, Being Part of a Strong Union Is Key

Being part of a strong union, Mike Yestramski says, is key to his ability to provide quality behavioral health services.

Pablo Ros |
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