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Offering Comfort Amidst the Cinders

Find out how Chico, California, social worker Lance Ferris, a member of AFSCME Local 2620 (Council 57) and the winner of a Never Quit Service Award, used his training to stem trauma and offer comfort after the Camp Fire.

Pete Levine |

Cool Under Pressure

Never Quit Service Award winner Joe Martinez stays cool under pressure while fixing the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s helicopters.

Pete Levine |

Paying it Forward in Parma

Never Quit Award Winner Annie Hoffman brings a laugh and a smile to her students’ and co-workers’ faces.

Pete Levine |

At Rogers High School in Minnesota, Special Ed Students Find a Safe Place in Becky Grupa

“She just makes it so easy for kids to learn because she puts them at ease and lets them know that it’s okay if you don’t know something."

Pablo Ros |
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NQSA Winner Marie Cetti and K-9 Uno: A Level of Companionship Like No Other

Marie Cetti is a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. For her and K-9 Uno, going above and beyond the call of duty is almost a part of the job description.

AFSCME Staff |
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#NeverQuit: Tanishia Barnes

By serving up hope and love, Tanishia makes a positive impact every single day.

AFSCME Staff |

In No Uncertain Terms

During EMS Week, AFSCME recognizes the skill and dedication shown by EMS professionals.

Pete Levine |

The Numbers Are In: AFSCME Members Are Sticking with Their Union

Our union gained more than 9,000 dues-paying members and nearly 19,000 dues-paying retirees in the past year.

AFSCME Staff |

Barbara Jacobs: A Half Century of Service

A mail clerk at The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Jacobs has been a welcome presence for the academy’s cadets throughout her nearly 50-year career.

Pete Levine |

She Has Her Community’s Back; Her Union Has Hers

Amy Meredith, an assistant district attorney at the Travis County, Texas, District Attorney’s Office, has been keeping her community safe by prosecuting some of Travis County’s most violent criminals.

Pablo Ros |

A Guiding Light for New Jersey’s Blind

“The first thing I do is just listen to them,” says Cynthia King. “I find out how their vision loss came about, what their needs are."

Pete Levine |

MN Member Rick Neyssen Proves Brains Beat Brawn

Good communication has been the unlikely secret to a successful 26-year career for Minnesota Corrections Officer Rick Neyssen, winner of an AFSCME Never Quit Service Award.

Pete Levine |

Minnesota’s Mark Ditsch is a Cheerful Warrior for his Community

Our latest Never Quit Service Award winner is Minnesota mild.

Pete Levine |

Never Quit Award Winner Says an Informed Public Makes for a Stronger Democracy

“Terry” Kraus is the agency historian at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. One of her colleagues described her as a “one-stop, one-person shop for information on the agency.”

Pablo Ros |

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 |

Local 420 Member Helps Deliver Baby in Hospital Emergency

AFSCME New York member helps deliver a baby in a medical emergency just steps from the hospital where he works.

Diane S. Williams, DC 37 |

Driver’s Quick Actions Keep Students Safe

Quick action by a CSEA member kept 12 students safe after the school bus he was driving developed mechanical problems.

OVE OVERMYER, CSEA |
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Mother’s Legacy Inspires Ohio State Worker to Never Quit

After a decade-long battle with cancer, Kristin Maybriar’s mother, Kathy, passed away in June. But Kathy’s legacy of providing great customer service to Ohioans inspires Kristin every single day.

Pablo Ros |

Finding a Home in the U.S. Through Her Service to the Community

Maria Goldberg and her family, who are from Russia, have made a home for themselves in New York City. And through her job in public service, Maria has found a way to give back to her community.

Pablo Ros |
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‘Rockman’ Returns Home to Serve His Community

Jeffrey Julius, a juvenile probation officer, has dedicated his career to getting Miami’s kids on the right path.

Pete Levine |