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OCSEA Responds to Fentanyl Exposure in Ohio Prison

Workers at Ohio’s Ross Correctional Institution were exposed to a mix of the powerful opioid fentanyl and heroin on Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OCSEA, AFSCME International Staff |

Corrections Officer Laid to Rest

“We will not let Joseph Gomm die in vain. We want to ensure that every person who works in corrections can come home safely, and that we can keep our institutions and communities safe."

AFSCME Council 5 |

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 |

Preventing Workplace Violence is a Priority This Workers Memorial Day

New standards are desperately needed at the federal level to combat the growing problem of workplace violence.

AFSCME Staff |

Council 3 Fights for Safe Staffing in the Department of Juvenile Services After Riot

AFSCME Council 3 is fighting for additional staffing at juvenile detention facilities throughout Maryland following a violent episode at a Frederick County facility.

Katie Moy-Santos |

City Cited for Safety Violations in CSEA Member's Death

The City of Watertown, N.Y., has been cited for safety violations in the death of a CSEA member who worked at a sewage plant.

Melissa Weinstein |

Sanitation Work Still Among Most Dangerous – Especially at Private Firms

Fifty years after the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, trash hauling remains a dangerous profession – especially at private firms.

AFSCME Staff |
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Splash Medics Is Saving Children from Drowning

Lisa La Russo has been a paramedic, saving lives for nearly 30 years. But the AFSCME member in California decided that wasn’t enough.

Pablo Ros |

NYC Union Fights State Workers’ Compensation Changes

District Council 37 is taking part in an all-out effort to fight proposed changes to the workers’ compensation system in New York.

Mike Lee, DC 37 |

Bill Filed to Help Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Members of Congress led by Sen. Bernie Sanders today unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its debt burden and recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Pablo Ros |

The AFSCME Agenda Points the Way to Stronger Communities

With the release of “The AFSCME Agenda: Freedom and Opportunity for All,” our union is reasserting our values and paving the way toward stronger communities.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Maryland Leads Fight Against ‘Public Health Crisis’

AFSCME is fighting for expanded mental health services in Maryland despite being chronically understaffed.

David Kreisman, Raju Chebium |

Iowa Prison Stabbing Leads AFSCME to Demand Action ‘Before Someone Gets Killed’

AFSCME Iowa Council 61 is demanding action from Iowa Department of Corrections officials after two correctional officers were attacked by inmates in less than a week.

Pablo Ros |

In Memoriam: Alvin Turner, Memphis Sanitation Worker and Labor Hero

AFSCME mourns the passing of Alvin Turner, 83, a participant in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and member of AFSCME Local 1733.

Clyde Weiss |

Trump Tries to Hide Workplace Deaths, but He Can’t Make Us Forget Them

How many workers died on the job in the U.S. last year? The Trump administration just made it harder for you to find out.

Clyde Weiss |

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 |

A Safer Workplace for California Health Care Workers

Healthcare workers in California will get new workplace safety protection rules, starting April 1.

Clyde Weiss |

Where Can You Find Atrocious Conditions? Try Private Prisons.

A private prison operator forced tens of thousands of immigrants who were detained on suspicions of being undocumented to work for $1 a day or for free, according to a lawsuit.

Pablo Ros |

Attacks on Wisconsin Corrections Officers Reach Crisis Level

At Wisconsin correctional facilities, staff shortages are leading to increased assaults, a situation that’s reached a crisis level.

David Patterson |

President Obama Meets with AFSCME Member in Flint

Tyrone Wooten, an AFSCME member in Flint, Mich., met with President Obama May 4 to discuss the water crisis caused by lead.

Dave Patterson |