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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 |

Puerto Rico needs a Marshall Plan

Puerto Rico needs its own “Marshall Plan” to recover from Hurricane Maria, AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders writes.

Lee Saunders |

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 |

Off the Streets and into the Fire

Jay Richards, a Boston parking enforcement supervisor, acted on instinct when he rushed into a burning condo. The result? A life saved.

Pete Levine |

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 |

In Memoriam: Alvin Turner, Memphis Sanitation Worker and Labor Hero

AFSCME mourns the passing of Alvin Turner, 83, a participant in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and member of AFSCME Local 1733.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Members Stay Strong Despite Being Walloped by Hurricane Irma

AFSCME members helped Floridians cope with Hurricane Irma and are ready to assist communities across the Southeast recover from the storm as it slowly dissipates.

Mark McCullough, Namita Waghray, Pete Levine |

We Remember

The AFSCME-represented officers, paramedics, dispatchers and other public service workers at Ground Zero on 9/11 will always recall how they approached their jobs that day and in the weeks and months to come. We will never forget.

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 |

Surviving Harvey with the Spirit of Community Service Intact

Learn how AFSCME members across south Texas worked tirelessly to keep basic operations going throughout Hurricane Harvey and in its aftermath.

Pete Levine, Namita Waghray, Clyde Weiss |

Church Tied to AFSCME and Civil Rights History Now a National Landmark

A historic Memphis church with ties to the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation strike of 1968 – part of AFSCME’s history – has been designated a national landmark.

Clyde Weiss |

Keep Those Donations Coming, AFSCME Members Need Your Help

Please continue to donate to the AFSCME Fallen Heroes Fund to help sisters and brothers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Raju Chebium |

AFSCME Members Are on the Front Lines of a Disaster

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey – now a tropical storm – AFSCME members are helping save lives, restore essential services and protect property in southeastern Texas.

Namita Waghray, Clyde Weiss |

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 |