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A Minor Gesture Makes a Major Difference

Iowa utility worker Chris DeHarty, a member of AFSCME Local 212 (Council 61), helped his fellow public service worker, Lynette Tiede-Beals, in a time of crisis.

Pete Levine |

Former DC 37 Vice President Springs into Action to Save Two from Burning Car

Jim Tucciarelli, the former vice president of District Council 37 who retired this year, sprang into action last weekend when he came across a vehicle in flames where two people were trapped.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Members Help Make the Wheels of a Unique Bus Go Round

Thanks to AFSCME members, a school bus filled with food items is helping South Florida students fight hunger.

Mark McCullough |

California Nurse Once Thought About Quitting but Persevered

Early in Brian Zeringue’s career, a patient died on him. He thought about quitting, but thanks to support from his colleagues, he persevered – and his community is better off for it.

Pablo Ros |

Remembering Brother Baxter Leach, A 1968 Memphis Sanitation Striker

We celebrate the life of Brother Baxter Leach, a 1968 Memphis sanitation striker, who remained a labor and civil rights activist until his death this week.

AFSCME Staff |

Meet the 2019 Winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship

This year’s winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship juggles a full-time job, graduate studies and union activism.

Jay Hutchison |

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 |

States, Cities Tackling Minimum Wage, Congress Trying to Catch Up

States and localities are ahead of Congress on raising the minimum wage up to $15 an hour. The last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage – from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour – was 10 years ago this month.

Jay Hutchison |

AFSCME Remembers Wanda Riley

We mourn the death of longtime AFSCME Council 28 member Wanda Riley, an activist particularly known for her fight for single-payer health care.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |
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Celebrate AFSCME Women Making History

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the proud and fearless sisters who drive change in our union. AFSCME is strong because AFSCME women are strong.

AFSCME’s Archives: A Treasure Trove of Labor History

Learn about AFSCME’s archives, a rich lode of labor history.

Stefanie Caloia, AFSCME Archivist |

PennDOT Worker, AFSCME Member Loses Life on the Job

AFSCME mourns the loss of a Pennsylvania member who died in a worksite accident.

William Kauffman, AFSCME Council 13 |

We Remember and Honor on 9/11 Anniversary

When things are at their worst, public service workers are at their best.

AFSCME Staff |

Preventing Workplace Violence is a Priority This Workers Memorial Day

New standards are desperately needed at the federal level to combat the growing problem of workplace violence.

AFSCME Staff |

10 Students Win AFSCME Family Scholarships This Year

10 students whose parents or grandparents are AFSCME members have won this year’s AFSCME Family Scholarships.

Melissa Weinstein |

City Workers Part of Tornado Response Team

Learn how members of one Ohio local helped their community recover after a tornado tore through their city recently.

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 |

Member’s Novel Inspired by AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy

Sharing experiences with women leaders from affiliates throughout the country motivated Shonna Quick-Crowell to write a book about women and self-worth.

Adele M. Stan |

Running a Marathon for a Good Cause

One of AFSCME’s Connecticut members is running in the Boston Marathon this year for a great cause.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

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 |

We Mourn the Passing of Sister Pamela Knight

We mourn the loss of Sister Pamela Knight, a child protection investigator for the state of Illinois. The Council 31 member died after being attacked while doing her job.

AFSCME Staff |