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Delaware Member Finds Kids Safe Harbor

Family Service Specialist Tim Dennison ensures that children in Delaware’s foster system find safe homes and have a voice in the world.

Pete Levine |
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At Belleview Elementary, Van DeVries Is a Hero to Many

Van DeVries was nominated by no fewer than 13 members of the Belleview Elementary School community for AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. Clearly, he’s no garden-variety “building engineer.”

Pablo Ros |

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, | Pablo Ros |

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 |
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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.

Pete Levine |

A Friend Never Quits on a Friend, or a Co-Worker. That’s Why He’s a Hero

A co-worker’s fall on the ice could have been tragic, but Minnesota AFSCME member Dan Johnson’s quick thinking ensured his friend and co-worker got the help he needed – when he needed it the most.

Clyde Weiss |

VMO Strengthens New California Local

A California member describes why she decided to become a volunteer member organizer.

Kevin Brown |

Women in PA Take Never Quit Attitude to a New Level

A record number of Pennsylvania public service workers attended AFSCME Council 13’s Women’s Conference this year.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

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 |

Never Quit Video Wins International Award

AFSCME won a Telly Award this year for its “Never Quit” video featuring Rachel Cooper, a school cafeteria manager in Atlanta.

Pablo Ros |

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 |

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 |