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Feeling Fortunate, Paying it Forward

Margaret Smolko fosters compassion and dignity for the residents of the Pennsylvania care center where she works.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Texas Corrections Officer Dies After Confrontation with Inmate

Shana Tedder, a Texas corrections officer and member of AFSCME Texas Corrections Local 3920, died after a June 9 incident involving an inmate.

AFSCME Texas Corrections |

Laura Fulmer Takes Her Job Seriously. Her Community Loves Her for It

Never Quit Award winner Laura Fulmer is serious about her job as a Housing Code Enforcement Officer. Her community is very appreciative.

Clyde Weiss |

Happy LGBT Pride Month!

AFSCME joins in the celebration of Pride Month, affirming that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community – like all Americans – are entitled to respect and dignity, and the equal protection under our laws.

Delaware Member Finds Kids Safe Harbor

Family Service Specialist Tim Dennison ensures that children in Delaware’s foster system find safe homes and have a voice in the world.

Pete Levine |
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At Belleview Elementary, Van DeVries Is a Hero to Many

Van DeVries was nominated by no fewer than 13 members of the Belleview Elementary School community for AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. Clearly, he’s no garden-variety “building engineer.”

Pablo Ros |

At a Time of Change, She Was a Voice for Her Local

Jackie Spanjers, a nurse at Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center in Minnesota, is retiring after 21 years of service. During a challenging time for workers at the mental health treatment center, she was a voice for her local.

Pablo Ros |

National Law Enforcement Week: Honoring Heroes Who’ve Sacrificed

National Law Enforcement Week honors fallen law enforcement officers and pays tribute to the vital role they play in keeping their communities safe.

Pete Levine |

To Nurses Everywhere, We Say Thank You

During National Nurses Week, we say thank you to these dedicated public servants who keep our communities healthy.

Alaska Trooper Wins AFSCME Award, and Governor Takes Notice

Anne Sears won the Never Quit Service Award for her extraordinary service helping victims of domestic violence and of child abuse.

Kevin Brown and Pablo Ros |

Best Way to Honor Corrections Professionals? Provide Adequate Staffing.

To corrections officers and employees everywhere, we say a special thank you during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This month AFSCME is commemorating the achievements of Asian American and Pacific Islander American workers, leaders and activists.

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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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We Honor Library Workers

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 |

A Friend Never Quits on a Friend, or a Co-Worker. That’s Why He’s a Hero

A co-worker’s fall on the ice could have been tragic, but Minnesota AFSCME member Dan Johnson’s quick thinking ensured his friend and co-worker got the help he needed – when he needed it the most.

Clyde Weiss |

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.

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