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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.

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Jimmie Rook of IA Brightens Vets’ Days Despite Hurdles

Nothing stops AFSCME Never Quit Award winner Jimmie Rook from serving Iowa’s veterans – not even a paralyzed arm.

Peter Levine |

Have Van, Will Travel … Far

Twice a week, CSEA member James Boisvert drives a single hearing-impaired student to a school for the deaf – more than 140 miles away and he never quits on the student.

Clyde Weiss |

Mountain Climber at Work and Outside is Latest Never Quit Winner

Never Quit Service Award winner Amy Biegler personifies the can-do attitude that makes her the champion she is, both on the job and on the mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro, to be precise.

Clyde Weiss |

‘Just Do the Best You Can,’ Says AFSCME Never Quit Award Winner

CSEA’s JoAnne Veneziano, winner of an AFSCME Never Quit Service Award, “is a source of motivation and inspiration,” said co-worker Adrienne Herbst, who nominated her.

Clyde Weiss |

Near Death, a Hunter Finds His ‘Heroes and Angels’ – AFSCME Members

Pennsylvania hunter Bruce Miller called AFSCME members and 911 dispatchers Joe Thompson and Mike Corbin – and other emergency responders – “heroes and angels.” Find out why.

Clyde Weiss |

Alan Peterson Is a Really Nice Guy

Alan Peterson is a utilities worker in Enid, Oklahoma. Last fall, he helped save a couple from their smoke-filled house.

Pablo Ros |
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Master Puppeteer Dazzles, Educates Young and Old Alike

Meet Bruce Cannon, master puppeteer and AFSCME member. Kids love him and the puppets he brings to life. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself in our video.

Raju Chebium |

Our Voices

Meet the members who help make our communities thrive.

Innovators: Tapping into Public Employee Potential

Snowplowing is safer in Ohio because two state transportation department mechanics – OCSEA members – thought outside the box.

Deirdre O'Neill-Wedig, OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 |

Just Doing My Job

School bus driver Renita Smith saved the day, literally, when she rescued 20 children from a burning bus.

Tiffanie Bright |

Meet AFSCME’s Never Quit Innovation Award winners

We’re honoring AFSCME members who have made a difference to their union, their community and even to their state — and beyond.

Clyde Weiss |

Rachel Cooper – Never Quit Service Award Recipient

Steadfast pride and dedication. That’s why Rachel Cooper was honored with AFSCME "Never Quit" Service Award.

In Ohio, Giving Back to their Communities is What OAPSE Members Do

Members of the OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4 are helping relieve hunger for thousands of Ohio school children.

Clyde Weiss |

Cincinnati Unions Key to Successful Book Drive

Members of AFSCME Ohio Council 8 never quit giving back to their community. Their latest effort: donating more than 1,000 books to a Cincinnati school.

Joe Weidner, AFSCME Council 8 |

Boston Police Officer and AFSCME Member Saves Shooting Victim

Jonathan Cahill, a Boston Public Health Commission police officer and Local 787 member, was off-duty when a young man was shot nearby.

Zac Bears |

Worksite Unity Ignites Reclassification Win

With a never-quit attitude, employees of the Miami-Dade County (FLA) Public Works Department won the compensation they deserved.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Sanitation Worker Goes Viral

A smile, a wave, a cupcake and a friendship that went viral.

Anders Lindall |

Nursing Assistant Works to Improve Health Care in New Hampshire

For 32 years, nursing assistant Brenda Howard has never quit serving the patients of her community. And now she’ll serve her state on the new commission for health care workforce.

Zac Bears |

Honoring the AFSCME Members Who Never Quit Helping Others

We’re honoring the AFSCME members who Never Quit when it comes to serving their communities.