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A Game Show Jackpot Will Change His Life – But Not His Public-Service Job

Why were Illinois sanitation worker Delvar Dopson and his wife competing on the NBC show “The Wall,” and what will they do with the jackpot they won? Bet you can’t guess.

Clyde Weiss and Anders Lindall |

New York Librarian Brings Books to Homeless Children

At a time when public services, including libraries, are under attack, it’s up to AFSCME members who never quit to keep our communities strong – people like Colbert Nembhard.

Pablo Ros |

Union Plus, McEntee Scholarship Winners Announced for 2017

Here are the AFSCME winners of the Union Plus Scholarship and Gerald W. McEntee award for 2017.

Clyde Weiss |

Feeling Fortunate, Paying it Forward

Margaret Smolko fosters compassion and dignity for the residents of the Pennsylvania care center where she works.

Pete Levine |

Father’s Day Fun, Sponsored by AFSCME and the Labor Movement

This Father’s Day, make sure your dad feels appreciated by using AFSCME benefits to treat him to something he deserves.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Texas Corrections Officer Dies After Confrontation with Inmate

Shana Tedder, a Texas corrections officer and member of AFSCME Texas Corrections Local 3920, died after a June 9 incident involving an inmate.

AFSCME Texas Corrections |

Continuing Studies: Making the Most Out of AFSCME’s Free College Benefit

AFSCME’s Free College Benefit means that learning never stops – no matter your age, job or the last time you set foot in a classroom.

Pete Levine |

Happy LGBT Pride Month!

AFSCME joins in the celebration of Pride Month, affirming that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community – like all Americans – are entitled to respect and dignity, and the equal protection under our laws.

EMS Week: Celebrating Those Who Save Lives

In life’s most desperate hours, EMS workers respond without hesitation. EMS Week is a chance to thank them for their bravery, skill and compassion.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Makes Celebrating Mother’s Day Easy

Great savings and exclusive deals for AFSCME members makes Mother’s Day a snap.

Pete Levine |

To Nurses Everywhere, We Say Thank You

During National Nurses Week, we say thank you to these dedicated public servants who keep our communities healthy.

Alaska Trooper Wins AFSCME Award, and Governor Takes Notice

Anne Sears won the Never Quit Service Award for her extraordinary service helping victims of domestic violence and of child abuse.

Kevin Brown and Pablo Ros |

Best Way to Honor Corrections Professionals? Provide Adequate Staffing.

To corrections officers and employees everywhere, we say a special thank you during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Says No to Private School Vouchers

Private school vouchers are making a comeback in a federal spending bill that’ll keep government running through September 30. This is bad for public education.

Becky Levin and Raju Chebium |

AFSCME Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This month AFSCME is commemorating the achievements of Asian American and Pacific Islander American workers, leaders and activists.

Now More Than Ever: May Day is a Must

This year’s May Day message of inclusiveness and respect honors not just workers but other groups under attack.

Pete Levine |

Today We Honor Workers Who’ve Lost Their Lives on the Job

On this Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor those who have died on the job and strengthen our commitment to fight for safe workplaces.

Pablo Ros |
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AFSCME’s New Secretary-Treasurer

AFSCME is excited to introduce its new Secretary-Treasurer, Elissa McBride.

A Second Chance – to Live, Serve and Save a Life

Christopher Cummings embodies AFSCME’s Never Quit spirit. While on his rounds as a sanitation truck driver in South Florida, Cummings saved a cop’s life.

Pablo Ros |

Welcome to Our New Podcast: About That AFSCME Life!

Listen to the very first episode of About That AFSCME Life, the new podcast bringing you the stories of your sisters and brothers and news you can use.

Jesse Berney |