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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 |

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 |

LA State Workers Call for Corporations to Pay Fair Share of Taxes

Learn how 700 Louisiana state workers launched their campaign to get corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.

AFSCME Staff |

‘Just Doing My Job’

Read the inspiring story of how Renita Smith, a Maryland member, saved school children from a burning bus.

Tiffanie Bright |

Council 5 Launches ‘Cuts Hurt Minnesota’ Campaign

AFSCME Council 5 and MAPE have launched a “Cuts Hurt Minnesota” social media campaign to expose the harmful budget cuts proposed by lawmakers who control the Minnesota Legislature.

Jennifer Munt, AFSCME Council 5 |

At a Time of Change, She Was a Voice for Her Local

Jackie Spanjers, a nurse at Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center in Minnesota, is retiring after 21 years of service. During a challenging time for workers at the mental health treatment center, she was a voice for her local.

Pablo Ros |

National Law Enforcement Week: Honoring Heroes Who’ve Sacrificed

National Law Enforcement Week honors fallen law enforcement officers and pays tribute to the vital role they play in keeping their communities safe.

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, | 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 |

Delaware Employees: We’ve Sacrificed Enough, Governor

Enough with the governor’s “shared sacrifice” trope, say Delaware public employees, more than 3,000 of whom are eligible for state aid.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Bill Guaranteeing Health Coverage for Families of Fallen Officers Passes in Alaska

After three years of pressure, AFSCME members in Alaska persuaded the legislature to pass a bill that guarantees health benefits for the families of fallen officers.

Kevin Brown |

The Art of the Steal: President Trump’s Tax “Reform” Spells Disaster

The Trump plan will give a big tax cut to the super wealthy. Put a billionaire in the White House and his tax plan is going to help millionaires and billionaires.

Elissa McBride |

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 |

Louisiana Members Step up Actions for Workplace Safety, Funding

To stop violent attacks, employees of Louisiana’s Pinecrest Supports and Services Center used their union, and the news media, to get the word out.

Clyde Weiss and Raju Chebium |

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 |

Slashing the Federal Workforce Isn’t Cool, Mick Mulvaney

The Trump administration relishes the prospect of slashing the federal workforce. They’re wrong. Here’s why.

Raju Chebium |
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We Honor Library Workers

AFSCME represents more than 25,000 librarians across the country, at the city, county, state and even federal level. We celebrate them during National Library Workers Day.

Pablo Ros |

Maryland Governor Merits Just One Star

AFSCME Council 3 gives Gov. Larry Hogan a one-star review.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer: Trump’s Budget Is ‘An Attack on Public Services’

AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Elissa McBride today called President Donald Trump’s budget priorities “an attack on public services and working families,” adding that they are “unprecedented in their austerity and cruelty.”

Pablo Ros |