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Learning in Limbo

Congress needs to fully fund the IDEA program so devoted educators like New York’s Mandy Roberts-Amo can continue to help students with disabilities.

Pete Levine |

We Mourn the Loss of Our CSEA Brother

AFSCME mourns the loss of a CSEA Region 5 brother, Dennis “Matt” Howe, a New York state Department of Transportation maintenance worker.

Pete Levine |

CSEA Workers Get Creative, Help FBI Catch Suspected Child Pornographer

These CSEA workers would’ve made MacGyver proud for the way they helped the FBI solve a crime.

Mark Kotzin, CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000 |

Rise Up and Take Action

Paul Blujus, a CSEA (New York state) member, talked an Oregon member into sticking with his union and convinced him to reject the lies and misinformation being spread by the anti-union group, the Freedom Foundation.

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 |

City Cited for Safety Violations in CSEA Member's Death

The City of Watertown, N.Y., has been cited for safety violations in the death of a CSEA member who worked at a sewage plant.

Melissa Weinstein |

Driver’s Quick Actions Keep Students Safe

Quick action by a CSEA member kept 12 students safe after the school bus he was driving developed mechanical problems.

OVE OVERMYER, CSEA |

Finding a Home in the U.S. Through Her Service to the Community

Maria Goldberg and her family, who are from Russia, have made a home for themselves in New York City. And through her job in public service, Maria has found a way to give back to her community.

Pablo Ros |

CSEA Member’s Quick Thinking Saves a Life

Jay Gonzalez was not just in the right place at the right time, he was also the right person to save a child’s life.

Jessica Ladlee, CSEA |

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 |
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Friday the 13th Redefined for Union Plus American Dream Sweepstakes Winner

Frank Valone’s $30,000 grand prize marked the end of the American Dream Sweepstakes sponsored by the Union Plus Credit Card Program.

Union Plus |

Have Van, Will Travel … Far

Twice a week, CSEA member James Boisvert drives a single hearing-impaired student to a school for the deaf – more than 140 miles away and he never quits on the student.

Clyde Weiss |

‘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 |

CSEA Retiree Finds Second Calling in Local Politics

With the help of local labor groups, this AFSCME retiree is running for office.

Olivia Sandbothe |

9,300 Phone Calls + 1,400 House Visits Proves CSEA Is AFSCME Strong

Members of New York’s CSEA Local 1000 recently signed more than 1,800 Never Quit campaign cards, demonstrating their commitment to their union.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Love in the Union: Rick and Rachel

Did you find love in your (labor) union? If so, we’d like to hear your story.

Pablo Ros |

NY School Bus Driver Honored for Safety Record

Barbara DeLong, a school bus driver who cares deeply about the safety of the children in her care, was honored recently as the School Bus Driver of the Year by Dutchess County, New York.

Clyde Weiss |

Going the Extra Mile: N.Y. Sanitation Workers Save a Life

Two sanitation workers from Elmira, New York, Mike Waters and Ed Wood, took time out from their early morning route to save a life.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

2015 Family Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the AFSCME Family Scholarship! Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors.

Yanik Ruiz-Ramón |