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OAPSE Pushes Back Against Pension Cuts in Ohio

Ohio legislators want to cut the pensions promised to school support personnel, but the Ohio Association of Public Employees (OAPSE)/AFSCME Local 4 says no.

Kathy Malone, OAPSE |

Lawmakers’ Refusal to Compromise Puts Alaskans at Risk

Alaska state employees report to work every day because their communities are counting on them. State senators should do their basic jobs and pass a budget.

Justin Lee |

Feeling Fortunate, Paying it Forward

Margaret Smolko fosters compassion and dignity for the residents of the Pennsylvania care center where she works.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Members Secure Big Victories in Texas

In Texas, AFSCME members secured a trifecta of victories.

Namita Waghray |

The AFSCME Difference: How Thousands of Workers Are Finding Their Voice

At a time of growing economic and political uncertainty, thousands of public service workers across the country are joining with AFSCME to gain a voice.

Pablo Ros |

Trump’s Infrastructure Shell Game

President Trump’s infrastructure plan serves up sweet deals for private investors while making public service workers and communities suffer.

Pete Levine |

Laura Fulmer Takes Her Job Seriously. Her Community Loves Her for It

Never Quit Award winner Laura Fulmer is serious about her job as a Housing Code Enforcement Officer. Her community is very appreciative.

Clyde Weiss |

AFSCME Raises Alarm Over IT Outsourcing in OH

OCSEA is raising public awareness about the state of Ohio’s increased outsourcing for information technology services.

Lisa Martin |

How to Know When You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

The Kansas Legislature just said no to Gov. Sam Brownback’s radical tax-cutting plan. The state’s experiment with unnecessary austerity is now thankfully dead.

Pablo Ros |

Trump Education Budget: Another Attack on Public Workers

President Donald Trump’s proposed education budget will do away with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which supports financially-strapped public service workers.

Pete Levine |

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 |
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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 |

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 and Pablo Ros |