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#NeverQuit: Tanishia Barnes

By serving up hope and love, Tanishia makes a positive impact every single day.

AFSCME Staff |
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#UnionMom: Taneshia Barnes

Here’s to all the #unionmoms out there who, like Taneshia, are the backbones of countless families and communities. Happy Mother's Day and thank you for everything you do!

Clean Drinking Water for All Should be Top Priority for Congress

Congress hasn’t invested enough in water infrastructure and some lawmakers make matters worse by supporting dangerous ideas like privatizing drinking-water systems.

AFSCME Staff |

The Real Story of the Shutdown

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are just days away from missing their second paycheck in a row.

AFSCME Staff |

For Washington, D.C., Private EMS Workers – a New Contract and a Path Forward

The EMS professionals at American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service in Washington, D.C., recently ratified their first contract.

Pete Levine |

Never Quit Award Winner Says an Informed Public Makes for a Stronger Democracy

“Terry” Kraus is the agency historian at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. One of her colleagues described her as a “one-stop, one-person shop for information on the agency.”

Pablo Ros |

Activists Share Ideas, Develop Best Practices to Strengthen AFSCME

At the first of many planned AFSCME activist exchanges, 18 activists shared ideas and strategies to strengthen our union.

Ashley Jenkins and Raju Chebium |

EMS Week: Celebrating Those Who Save Lives

In life’s most desperate hours, EMS workers respond without hesitation. EMS Week is a chance to thank them for their bravery, skill and compassion.

Pete Levine |

She Became an EMT – and a Union Member – to Help Others

Emergency Medical Technician Lindsay Washington helped her co-workers build a union to improve the services they provide to the community.

Clyde Weiss |

DC EMTs and Paramedics Vote to Join AFSCME

Nearly 200 emergency medical technicians and paramedics serving the nation's capital voted to join AFSCME District Council 20.

Justin Lee |

AFSCME Strong Bus Driver on Board

“I have a very strong passion in what I do,” he says. “I’m still learning, but I feel as though I am making a difference in my workplace, in my local. It’s all about the membership," said Frank Upchurch, a bus driver and President of Local 1959.

Pablo Ros |