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AFSCME Announces Family Scholarships Winners

These winners are ready to take the next step toward their higher education, with the momentum of the $2,000 annual award – renewable for up to four years – behind them.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Celebrates National Library Workers Day

On National Library Workers Day, discover how AFSCME library workers meet their communities’ ever-evolving library needs.

Pete Levine |

With New Convention, AFSCME Florida Writes New Page in Its History

AFSCME Florida has new leadership, new momentum from its convention.

Mark McCullough |

AFSCME Remembers Wanda Riley

We mourn the death of longtime AFSCME Council 28 member Wanda Riley, an activist particularly known for her fight for single-payer health care.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |
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Celebrate AFSCME Women Making History

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the proud and fearless sisters who drive change in our union. AFSCME is strong because AFSCME women are strong.

We Mourn the Loss of Our CSEA Brother

AFSCME mourns the loss of a CSEA Region 5 brother, Dennis “Matt” Howe, a New York state Department of Transportation maintenance worker.

Pete Levine |

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 |

A Life-Changing Call Leads to a Life of Service

Now, 18 years later, Glodo, a member of AFSCME Local 1180, is proud to still work for the city of Tulsa as a dispatcher for the fire and police departments.

Namita Waghray, Pete Levine |

Read All About Us

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), which is made up of 55 labor unions that represent 12.5 million working people, is profiling its member unions one by one.

AFSCME Staff |

Member Spotlight: Council 66 Member Helps ‘Urban Experiment’ Thrive

Meet Evan Lowenstein, an AFSCME Council 66 member who takes pride in helping the city market in Rochester, New York, thrive.

Aaron Gallant, AFSCME Council 66 |

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 |

Honoring Our Beloved Law Enforcement Dogs

Let's show some love for AFSCME canines, who help make public safety happen.

Pete Levine |

An Accident, A Caring Act, A Life Saved

Compassionate act by an OCSEA-represented state employee saves a life.

Sally Meckling, OCSEA |

Unsung Heroes No More: NM Event Honors Public Safety Workers

AFSCME Council 18 members came together on Jan. 31 to honor public safety officers and their vital contributions to our communities.

Jashua Bane |

Cold? What Cold? AFSCME Members Kept Working Through The Deep Freeze

Thousands of public service workers made sure the streets and highways were clean; schools were safe for children to learn in; and sidewalks, ramps and other public spaces for the elderly and disabled were safe to use.

Namita Waghray, Lisa Martin |

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 |

Honoring Dr. King

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech – and from the same pulpit at Mason Temple in Memphis – AFSCME President Lee Saunders reflected on Dr. King’s civil rights and labor rights legacy.

AFSCME Staff |

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 |

AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers Rise Up

VMOs have a set of experiences and perspectives that cannot be replaced. There is no one who can speak with greater authority about the benefits of union membership than a union member.

AFSCME Staff |

A Community Rallies Behind AFSCME Member’s Effort to Help Puerto Rico

When Hurricanes Maria and Irma struck, AFSCME member Gardy Domenech began a modest relief drive. He had no idea how his community in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, would rally behind him.

Pete Levine |