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Welcome to AFSCME Now

Welcome to AFSCME Now, a new member hub dedicated to you! AFSCME Now is a place for and about AFSCME members.

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AFSCME’s New Secretary-Treasurer

AFSCME is excited to introduce its new Secretary-Treasurer, Elissa McBride.

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Jimmie Rook of IA Brightens Vets’ Days Despite Hurdles

Nothing stops AFSCME Never Quit Award winner Jimmie Rook from serving Iowa’s veterans – not even a paralyzed arm.

Pete Levine |
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Today Is National Library Workers Day

AFSCME represents more than 25,000 librarians across the country, at the city, county, state and even federal level. We celebrate them during National Library Workers Day.

Pablo Ros |
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Prepared for Anything

In late November, Joe Thompson and his team received a call from Bruce Miller, a hunter who needed help fast. Check out this video to see how Joe never quits.

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AFSCME Scholars Program

AFSCME has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to provide access to diverse talent and expose competitive students to careers within the labor union movement.

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Fighting for Veterans in Iowa

Edgar Ortiz served 16 years in the U.S. military. As a state employee, he helps veterans and disabled veterans find career opportunities through Iowa Workforce Development.

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Master Puppeteer Dazzles, Educates Young and Old Alike

Meet Bruce Cannon, master puppeteer and AFSCME member. Kids love him and the puppets he brings to life. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself in our video.

Raju Chebium |
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Our Voices

As public service workers we never stop. Because it’s not just a job, it’s a calling.

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The FMLA: How It Protects Our Families and Our Jobs

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The Best Job in the World

“It’s the best job in the world.” That’s how Toni Monique Taloa described caring for her sister in her home in Buena Park, California.

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Protecting Our Children

Protecting our children is our No. 1 priority. The child ID kit can help parents and grandparents do just that.

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Bus Driver Renita Smith Lauded for Heroic Actions

Renita Smith treats the children on her school bus as though they were her own. So when she smelled smoke, she led all 20 children off the bus away from the smoke and fumes.

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AFSCME Free College Benefit

Through the AFSCME Free College benefit, you and your family members can earn an associate degree, completely online – for FREE.

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Never Quit Awards - Rachel Cooper

Rachel Cooper never quits. Cooking is her passion and as a cafeteria manager she nourishes the spirits, bodies and minds of the students at her school. Here's how they said thank you.

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Our Voices

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President Lee Saunders - Keynote Address (Highlights)

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Quitters Don't

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Never Quit

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AFSCME Public Safety - Proud to Protect and Serve

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