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AFSCME’s New Secretary-Treasurer

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

A Second Chance – to Live, Serve and Save a Life

Christopher Cummings embodies AFSCME’s Never Quit spirit. While on his rounds as a sanitation truck driver in South Florida, Cummings saved a cop’s life.

Pablo Ros |
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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 |

Welcome to Our New Podcast: About That AFSCME Life!

Listen to the very first episode of About That AFSCME Life, the new podcast bringing you the stories of your sisters and brothers and news you can use.

Jesse Berney |
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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 |

VMO Strengthens New California Local

A California member describes why she decided to become a volunteer member organizer.

Kevin Brown |
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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.

Jessica Ellul of CT Recognized for Organizing Work

For her efforts to build a union for 900 employees of two Connecticut hospitals, Jessica Ellul, a member of CHCA/NUHHCE/AFSCME, was honored by the Berger-Marks Foundation.

Clyde Weiss |

Black History Month: A Celebration of Possibility

Black History Month honors both visionaries and everyday people.

Lee Saunders |

‘Just Do the Best You Can,’ Says AFSCME Never Quit Award Winner

CSEA’s JoAnne Veneziano, winner of an AFSCME Never Quit Service Award, “is a source of motivation and inspiration,” said co-worker Adrienne Herbst, who nominated her.

Clyde Weiss |
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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.

Near Death, a Hunter Finds His ‘Heroes and Angels’ – AFSCME Members

Pennsylvania hunter Bruce Miller called AFSCME members and 911 dispatchers Joe Thompson and Mike Corbin – and other emergency responders – “heroes and angels.” Find out why.

Clyde Weiss |

Cabbie by Day, Foodie by Night

Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 member Cheryl Miller got a mouthwatering role in the new Travel Channel series “Driven by Food.”

David Kreisman |

Rhode Islanders’ Holiday Spirit of Giving

Council 94 members donate goods to Harrington Hall, an emergency shelter for homeless men.

Council 94 and Tiffanie Bright |

Alan Peterson Is a Really Nice Guy

Alan Peterson is a utilities worker in Enid, Oklahoma. Last fall, he helped save a couple from their smoke-filled house.

Pablo Ros |

Being a Public Servant is ‘Reward in and of Itself’

Meet another one of our recent Never Quit Service Award winners. Monica Delgado works in the Juvenile Division of Superior Court in the County of Stanislaus, California.

Clyde Weiss |

Illinois Prison Workers Play Santa for Homeless Families

Local 1866 chose to be nice, rather than naughty, and give gifts to those less fortunate.

David Kreisman |

This Is Not Just a Cat Story

What keeps Ken DiPerna coming back to Massasoit Community College is a family of feral cats that lives in a wooded area right in the center of campus.

Pablo Ros, | Tiffanie Bright |
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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 |

NJ Member Joins Elite Group – Competes on Jeopardy! on National TV

A New Jersey librarian and AFSCME member got the chance to show off her general knowledge as a contestant on Jeopardy!

Raju Chebium |
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