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California Nurses Bring a Better Hospital to their Community

New year, new contract for more than 700 AFSCME-represented nurses at a California hospital.

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EMS Professionals at Falck Northern California Join AFSCME

EMS professionals at Falck Northern California, a private company, know that coming together in a union will help them better serve their communities.

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Oregon Strike Results in a Better Contract

AFSCME members in Lane County, Oregon, held out for a better contract and improved services to the public – and they got it.

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Oregon Members Demand Quality Services for the Community

Nearly 700 striking public service workers in Lane County, Oregon, demand quality services for the community they serve and fair treatment.

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Union Helps Member Who Lost Home to Brush Fire

Council 28 in Washington state steps up to help one of its members who lost her home in a wildfire.

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New England Advanced EMTs & Medics Secure Much-Deserved Raise

More than 100 AFSCME-represented medics and advanced EMTs who work for American Medical Response in New England are getting nice raises this week thanks to Local 4911’s tenacity.

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Alaska Seniors Urge Sen. Murkowski to Oppose Dangerous Health Care Bill

Alaska retirees delivered a petition to Sen. Lisa Murkowski urging her to oppose legislation that would cause more than 30,000 Alaskans to lose their health care.

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Lawmakers’ Refusal to Compromise Puts Alaskans at Risk

Alaska state employees report to work every day because their communities are counting on them. State senators should do their basic jobs and pass a budget.

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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.

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Splash Medics Continue Mission to Prevent Child Drownings

AFSCME Local 4911 members in Riverside County, Calif., founded Splash Medics last year to provide life-saving water safety tips to children. They’ve taught more than 2,000 kids so far.

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EMS Professionals File Charges, Appeal for City Oversight

Missouri Emergency Medical Service professionals working for American Medical Response say that transparency and oversight would be a big step forward.

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EMS Workers Tackle Issue of Fatigue and High Turnover

AFSCME members shine a light on the alarming rate of employees leaving American Medical Response in Independence, Missouri.

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Paramedic Activist Seeks to Lift Up EMS Profession

EMS solidarity: California paramedic Jared Kirby traveled to Ohio to help EMTs and paramedics there build a union with AFSCME.

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Riverside County, CA, Deal Would Improve Paramedic & EMT Pay, Patient Care

Paramedics & EMTs in CA have reached an agreement with AMR that provides 18% pay increases, protects health insurance, and perhaps most importantly, creates a professional practice committee to give emergency care professionals a voice in patient care.

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Splash Medics Visit Schoolchildren to Promote Water Safety

A group of paramedics and EMTs spent the morning of April 21 reading Stewie the Duck to children at Temple Christian School. It was part of their effort to reduce the number of water-related injuries and deaths in Riverside County.

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First Responder: EMS Dispatcher Is Difference Maker

Yolanda Matos-McClintock, an EMS dispatcher, comes to the rescue on a daily basis. Her story, recently featured in the Sacramento Business Journal, highlights the importance of emergency response and how being in a union provides strength.

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