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We Honor the Fallen During Law Enforcement Week

We honor two AFSCME members who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities last year.

Pablo Ros |
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Meet an Amazing Public Service Worker

The story of this one public service worker shows the amazing and unique contributions AFSCME members make to their communities every day.

AFSCME Staff |

Thank a Nurse During Nurses Week

Nurses Week is a chance to thank nurses for all they do for their patients and their communities.

Pete Levine |

Recommitting to a Strong Union During Corrections Week

This week is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, which honors correctional staff for their invaluable contributions to society.

Pablo Ros |

Calm in a Crisis

Never Quit Award winner Bruce Mazzone, a police dispatcher in Oneonta, New York, safely brought an armed confrontation to a peaceful end.

Pete Levine |

Paul Booth's Life Celebrated

Family and friends of Paul Booth celebrated his life yesterday at an event where his contributions to AFSCME and the labor movement were recalled.

Lee Saunders |

School Days: Outreach Program Connects Police and High School Students

In Derby, Connecticut, AFSCME-represented police officers are a constant presence in the local high school. They’re providing lessons in civic engagement.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

Deaf AFSCME Member in WA Wears Armor of Empathy to Fight for Others

Meet a deaf AFSCME Member in Washington state who fights for his community using empathy as his weapon.

TIM WELCH, AFSCME Council 28 |

Member’s Novel Inspired by AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy

Sharing experiences with women leaders from affiliates throughout the country motivated Shonna Quick-Crowell to write a book about women and self-worth.

Adele M. Stan |

Local 420 Member Helps Deliver Baby in Hospital Emergency

AFSCME New York member helps deliver a baby in a medical emergency just steps from the hospital where he works.

Diane S. Williams, DC 37 |
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Throwback Thursday: Meet AFSCME Retiree Member Joyce Hobbs

Joyce Hobbs, March’s #TBT candidate and a member of AFSCME Retirees, is following in her mom’s union footsteps.

Pete Levine |

Elizabeth Guzman is an AFSCME Woman Who Made History

Virginia delegate and AFSCME member Elizabeth Guzman discussed her political career with AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride in the first event of the “AFSCME Women Making History” series.

Pablo Ros |

Talk About a Monster Commute

Public service workers often can’t afford to live where they work and so have to undertake long commutes. That includes people like AFSCME California member Bernadette Price, whose story was televised nationally.

MELISSA WEINSTEIN |

Running a Marathon for a Good Cause

One of AFSCME’s Connecticut members is running in the Boston Marathon this year for a great cause.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

Driver’s Quick Actions Keep Students Safe

Quick action by a CSEA member kept 12 students safe after the school bus he was driving developed mechanical problems.

OVE OVERMYER, CSEA |

Workers, Retirees Have a Powerful Advocate on Nation’s Largest Pension System

California public-service retirees and workers have a powerful advocate for their pensions – AFSCME member Priya Mathur.

Raju Chebium |
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Mother’s Legacy Inspires Ohio State Worker to Never Quit

After a decade-long battle with cancer, Kristin Maybriar’s mother, Kathy, passed away in June. But Kathy’s legacy of providing great customer service to Ohioans inspires Kristin every single day.

Pablo Ros |

We Mourn the Passing of Sister Pamela Knight

We mourn the loss of Sister Pamela Knight, a child protection investigator for the state of Illinois. The Council 31 member died after being attacked while doing her job.

AFSCME Staff |

Finding a Home in the U.S. Through Her Service to the Community

Maria Goldberg and her family, who are from Russia, have made a home for themselves in New York City. And through her job in public service, Maria has found a way to give back to her community.

Pablo Ros |
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Moment of Silence Observed to Honor Sanitation Workers

The nation honored Echol Cole and Robert Walker for their sacrifices 50 years ago – and for changing the course of our history.

AFSCME Staff |
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