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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 |

AFSCME Launches Women’s Leadership Academy Online

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the issues that affect working women, strengthen leadership skills, engage politically, and inspire each other to become strong leaders and activists in their workplace.

Pete Levine |
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#Throwback Thursday: Mike Rachford

Meet AFSCME Retiree Mike Rachford, our latest #Throwback Thursday spotlight.

Pete Levine |

EMS Week: Acknowledging EMS Professionals

EMS Week is a chance to acknowledge and thank EMS professionals for their skill, bravery and service to our communities.

Pete Levine |

From East to West, AFSCME Law Enforcement Officers Never Quit

Pablo Ros |

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 |

10 Students Win AFSCME Family Scholarships This Year

10 students whose parents or grandparents are AFSCME members have won this year’s AFSCME Family Scholarships.

Melissa Weinstein |

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 |
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