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Hundreds of Florida Students Receive Back-to-School Supplies from AFSCME

Many AFSCME Florida members help educate school children. This year, they also helped children get a good start in school by donating hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies.

AFSCME Florida |

Members of FL Local Help Secure the Futures of Those They Serve

Local 3025, whose members work at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, awarded scholarships to two members of the graduating senior class.

KELLY BENJAMIN, AFSCME FLORIDA, and AFSCME STAFF |

Because They Never Quit, Florida Workers Won Back Pay Case

Members and retirees of AFSCME Local 161 never quit, and now they’ve won a back pay case with an $800,000 settlement.

Mark McCullough |

With New Convention, AFSCME Florida Writes New Page in Its History

AFSCME Florida has new leadership, new momentum from its convention.

Mark McCullough |

In Florida’s Manatee County, A Strong Contract Underscores Worker Power

Support staff at one Florida school system won a historic contract.

AFSCME Florida |

AFSCME Florida Members Renew Push for a Fair Budget

AFSCME Florida members are pushing for an across-the-board pay increase for workers employed by the State of Florida to cover rising costs.

Mark McCullough and Kelly Benjamin, AFSCME Florida |

Dania Beach Members Hold Management Accountable for Promised Raise

Without a union, you are fighting on your own against the very people who can make or break your job.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Members Fight Privatization of Florida Public Utility

AFSCME members in Jacksonville, Florida, have won the first round in their fight to prevent the local electric utility from falling into private hands.

Mark McCullough |

Florida Local Uses Strong Contract to Save Jobs and Fix Workplace Problems

Thanks to a strong contract, a Florida local was able to save jobs and fix other workplace problems.

Mark McCullough |

A Contract Win Full of Firsts Fuels Growth for One AFSCME Florida Local

AFSCME Local 1584 won favorable terms and added new members during a hard-won fight to secure a new contract.

Mark McCullough |
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‘Rockman’ Returns Home to Serve His Community

Jeffrey Julius, a juvenile probation officer, has dedicated his career to getting Miami’s kids on the right path.

Pete Levine |

Miami-Dade School Employees Finish 2017 With Big Contract Win

The AFSCME local representing school employees in Florida’s most populous county ended 2017 with a strong contract.

Mark McCullough |

How to Ensure Pay Fairness Through Your Union

Public service workers can better advocate for their communities and for each other when they come together in unions, as a Florida case illustrates.

Mark McCullough |

A Win for Working Families in the FL Special Election

Working people in south Florida have an ally in the Florida Senate, thanks to AFSCME.

Mark McCullough |
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Cool Job: Protecting Florida’s Underwater Treasures

If you’ve ever visited the Florida Keys, and spent any time off of dry land, then you’ve visited the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. We tell you about a member who protects this fragile ecosystem.

Mark McCullough |

As Hurricane Irma Set Records, AFSCME Members Scrambled to Help Others

What we must remember from this hurricane season are the courageous and selfless actions of the many public service workers.

Pablo Ros |

Clerk of Courts Members Rally Community to Save Services and Jobs

Read how one Florida local prevented layoffs and led a campaign to preserve courthouse services.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Florida Steps in to Help Member Who Lost Home to Hurricane Irma

This Florida member can’t return to her home due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. She’s grateful for the help and attention provided by AFSCME Florida.

Mark McCullough |

Strong Contract Turns into Strong Membership Growth

AFSCME Local 3346 executed a strong contract-ratification campaign and membership blitz to show new employees at Florida International University the AFSCME difference.

Mark McCullough |

How One AFSCME Local is Helping Florida Dry Out and Rebuild

Here’s the story of one Florida local whose members are working hard to help their hurricane-struck community dry out and move on toward normalcy.

Mark McCullough |