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Cool Job: Protecting Florida’s Underwater Treasures

If you’ve ever visited the Florida Keys, and spent any time off of dry land, then you’ve visited the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. We tell you about a member who protects this fragile ecosystem.

Mark McCullough |

Applying the Pressure to Keep FL Members Employed

AFSCME members who proudly work at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens are making a strong case to Miami-Dade County commissioners that they must remain county workers after the South Florida tourist landmark gets new ownership.

Mark McCullough |

What’s Your Story?

Jeremy Sanders, a senior animal keeper at the Bronx Zoo and president of AFSCME Local 1501 (DC 37), was one of the first delegates to share his story at the Storyline booth.

Clyde Weiss |

Community Support Boosts Maui Lifeguards in Win for Fair Contract

Lifeguards in Maui County, Hawaii, won a fair contract, but It took a public campaign by HGEA members to achieve their victory.

Kevin Brown |

Sodexo Workers Catch Up with Jacksonville Pact

For AFSCME Local 1328 members, their AFSCME Strong training was put to the test recently when it came to helping a subset of their coworkers to a contract win.

Mark McCullough |

Park Worker Comes to Rescue of Slashed Officer

New York City Parks worker Joanna Zeno, a member of DC 37, pursued a suspect in an attack at a park and helped police arrest her.

Diane Williams, DC 37 |

Lori Cutshall: Volunteer Extraordinaire

Lori Cutshall, president of AFSCME Local 2523 in Pennsylvania, embodies what the Jefferson Awards Foundation calls an “unsung hero” – a volunteer or paid professional who goes “well beyond their expected duties” to help out in their local community.

Clyde Weiss |