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We Mourn Puerto Rico Corrections Officer Killed by Inmate

AFSCME mourns the loss of our brother Pedro Rodríguez-Mateo, a corrections officer in Puerto Rico, who was killed in the line of duty.

AFSCME Staff |

In Sign of Unity Among Lawmakers, Puerto Ricans Will Get $1.4 Billion in Disaster Aid

Despite opposition by the Trump administration, the government of Puerto Rico will receive $1.4 billion to help with ongoing rebuilding efforts under a disaster-aid bill that Congress passed by an overwhelming margin.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Sues Puerto Rico to Stop Betrayal of Public Service Workers

Even as public service workers in Puerto Rico made sacrifices, their government was betraying them. This week, AFSCME and AFT sued the government, alleging mismanagement of pension funds.

AFSCME Staff |

Never Quit Awardee Did Outstanding Work in Hurricane’s Aftermath

Ana Candelario was named the 2018 AFSCME Never Quit Service Award winner at AFSCME 43rd International Convention in Boston this month.

AFSCME Staff |

Puerto Rico Members Protest Austerity Plan

AFSCME members in Puerto Rico join mass protests against pay, retirement cuts and other austerity measures.

AFSCME Staff |

As Puerto Rico Struggles, AFSCME Members Step Up to Help

Even as Puerto Rico struggles to get back on its feet, AFSCME members persevere and lend a hand.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Despite Catastrophe, AFSCME Members in Puerto Rico Remain Grateful

Facing catastrophe all around them, members of Servidores Públicos Unidos/AFSCME Council 95 continue to serve their communities.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

AFSCME Will Help Puerto Rico All the Way

AFSCME is doing its part to provide vital relief and services to Puerto Rico over the long haul.

Pete Levine, Namita Waghray |

Six DC 37 Members are in Puerto Rico to Help with Relief Efforts

Six members from AFSCME District Council 37 have flown to Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild after Hurricane Maria as part of a contingent from AFL-CIO unions.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Members of Congress Stand with AFSCME Members in Puerto Rico

Following the federal government’s anemic response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, members of Congress spoke directly to AFSCME members in the commonwealth to encourage them to stay strong.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME to Trump, Congress: Provide Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico Now

A week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents of the commonwealth still await help from the federal government. AFSCME is demanding immediate relief.

Pablo Ros |

Our Sisters and Brothers in Puerto Rico Need Our Help

Although the full extent of the damage from Hurricane Maria is yet to be known, one thing is certain: Our union Sisters and Brothers in Puerto Rico need our help.

Pablo Ros, Pete Levine |

Serving Puerto Rico During Hurricanes

As Hurricane Irma threatened Puerto Rico, AFSCME members on the island took quick action to help residents.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

After Striking Puerto Rico, Hurricane Irma Now Has Florida in its Sights

First Puerto Rico, now Florida is in Hurricane Irma’s sights. AFSCME represents tens of thousands of members in both places.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME: Don’t Fix Puerto Rico’s Problems on Backs of Public Workers, Retirees

Don’t solve Puerto Rico’s economic ills on the back of its public employees and retirees. That’s the message from Steve Kreisberg, AFSCME’s director of research and collective bargaining services.

Clyde Weiss |

Puerto Rico Members Fight Pension Cuts in Court

SPU-AFSCME members are challenging the constitutionality of pension cuts in federal court.

AFSCME Staff |

Puerto Rico Gets AFSCME Strong

Aida Díaz was among other AFSCME members in Puerto Rico who participated in the AFSCME Strong training.

Pablo Ros |

DC 37 Members Lobby for Puerto Rico Support

Members of New York DC 37 came to Washington last week to advocate for federal support for Puerto Rico.

Pablo Ros |

Puerto Rico Members Visit DC to Seek Solutions to Fiscal Crisis

A delegation of public workers from Puerto Rico, members of AFSCME Council 95, visited Washington, DC, to meet with members of Congress and U.S. Treasury officials to discuss the fiscal and budgetary challenges faced by working people on the island.

Pablo Ros |