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We Are AFSCME

“But if they think we’re going to roll over, if they think this is going to slow us down or shut us up, if they think we’re going to let five unelected men in robes steal our freedom, they’ve got a big surprise coming."

AFSCME Staff |
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UNION

There is nothing we can’t do when we rise up to meet our challenges together. #RiseUpAFSCME

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Honoring the Giants of AFSCME’s Past

A poignant retrospective charted the lives and careers of the past AFSCME leaders.

AFSCME Staff |

Rise Up and Take Action

Paul Blujus, a CSEA (New York state) member, talked an Oregon member into sticking with his union and convinced him to reject the lies and misinformation being spread by the anti-union group, the Freedom Foundation.

Southern California Nurse is First to Register

“We’re very excited to be here to support the labor movement in fighting for worker rights,” said Zackos. “This is a really significant time in our history."

AFSCME Staff |

Remembering Joe Patterson of Ohio Council 8

Patterson will be remembered for many things, but his fellow firefighters and emergency medical technicians remember him as a mentor and as a man who could lift everyone’s spirits.

AFSCME Council 8 |

Road Tripping to Graduation

To celebrate his AFSCME Free College graduation, John Caudell journeyed from Hawaii to Ohio, where his graduation ceremony was held.

Pete Levine |

For This Behavioral Health Professional, Being Part of a Strong Union Is Key

Being part of a strong union, Mike Yestramski says, is key to his ability to provide quality behavioral health services.

Pablo Ros |

AFSCME Launches Women’s Leadership Academy Online

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the issues that affect working women, strengthen leadership skills, engage politically, and inspire each other to become strong leaders and activists in their workplace.

Pete Levine |
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#Throwback Thursday: Mike Rachford

Meet AFSCME Retiree Mike Rachford, our latest #Throwback Thursday spotlight.

Pete Levine |

EMS Week: Acknowledging EMS Professionals

EMS Week is a chance to acknowledge and thank EMS professionals for their skill, bravery and service to our communities.

Pete Levine |

From East to West, AFSCME Law Enforcement Officers Never Quit

Pablo Ros |

We Honor the Fallen During Law Enforcement Week

We honor two AFSCME members who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities last year.

Pablo Ros |
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Meet an Amazing Public Service Worker

The story of this one public service worker shows the amazing and unique contributions AFSCME members make to their communities every day.

AFSCME Staff |

Thank a Nurse During Nurses Week

Nurses Week is a chance to thank nurses for all they do for their patients and their communities.

Pete Levine |

Recommitting to a Strong Union During Corrections Week

This week is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, which honors correctional staff for their invaluable contributions to society.

Pablo Ros |

Calm in a Crisis

Never Quit Award winner Bruce Mazzone, a police dispatcher in Oneonta, New York, safely brought an armed confrontation to a peaceful end.

Pete Levine |

Paul Booth's Life Celebrated

Family and friends of Paul Booth celebrated his life yesterday at an event where his contributions to AFSCME and the labor movement were recalled.

Lee Saunders |

School Days: Outreach Program Connects Police and High School Students

In Derby, Connecticut, AFSCME-represented police officers are a constant presence in the local high school. They’re providing lessons in civic engagement.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

10 Students Win AFSCME Family Scholarships This Year

10 students whose parents or grandparents are AFSCME members have won this year’s AFSCME Family Scholarships.

Melissa Weinstein |