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Learning in Limbo

Congress needs to fully fund the IDEA program so devoted educators like New York’s Mandy Roberts-Amo can continue to help students with disabilities.

Pete Levine |

School Bus Privatization Blocked in Maryland’s Second-Largest District

The members of Local 2250 organized and wrote hundreds of letters to school board members urging them to cancel the vote.

Sara Haas |

At Rogers High School in Minnesota, Special Ed Students Find a Safe Place in Becky Grupa

“She just makes it so easy for kids to learn because she puts them at ease and lets them know that it’s okay if you don’t know something."

Pablo Ros |

Members of FL Local Help Secure the Futures of Those They Serve

Local 3025, whose members work at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, awarded scholarships to two members of the graduating senior class.

KELLY BENJAMIN, AFSCME FLORIDA, and AFSCME STAFF |

It’s Back to School for OAPSE Members

The strike’s over at OAPSE Local 390 at Claymont City Schools in Ohio now that a new contract is in place.

Lisa Martin |

Solidarity prevails in Rockford privatization fight

When members of AFSCME Local 1275 (Council 31) stood as one and said no to outsourcing, their employer – Rockford, Illinois, Public Schools – backed down.

AFSCME Council 31 |

84 School Employees in Ohio on Strike for Fair Wages, Insurance

Lacking a contract for almost two years, OAPSE members working at Claymont City Schools in Ohio have gone on strike.

OAPSE Staff |

In Florida’s Manatee County, A Strong Contract Underscores Worker Power

Support staff at one Florida school system won a historic contract.

AFSCME Florida |

AFSCME Joins ‘Fund Our Future’ Campaign in Support of Quality Public Education

The ambitious new effort launched by the American Federation of Teachers seeks high-quality public education for all.

AFSCME Staff |

Standing Strong with Oakland Teachers

AFSCME in Northern California is standing in solidarity with striking teachers in Oakland. Find out why.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Stands in Solidarity with West Virginia Teachers

They struck on Tuesday and into Wednesday, marshaling 30,000 educators and allies to speak out against that state Senate’s education bill.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Parents Rejoice as Teachers Secure Win to Improve Education

The teachers went on strike to highlight the many ways in which their students were being shortchanged.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Members Join CA Teachers on Picket Line

The teachers, members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), are standing up for high-quality education in their city, demanding, among other things, adequate class sizes, necessary support staff and fair pay.

AFSCME Staff |

MA Local Blocks School Bus Service Privatization Scheme

One Massachusetts local blocked a misguided plan to privatize bus services offered by the public school district.

John Killoy, AFSCME Council 93 |

Privatization Plan Defeated in NH

Members of an AFSCME local in New Hampshire fought off a school district’s proposal to privatize custodial services.

Melissa Weinstein |
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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 |

AFSCME Fights Pension Cost-of-Living Freeze in Ohio

OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4 members are standing up for thousands of retirees who are already struggling to get by.

Melissa Weinstein |

AFSCME Support Staff Partner with Teachers in Arizona Walkout

A historic walkout brings together public school support staff and educators to demand adequate funding public education in Arizona.

AFSCME Staff |

Trenton School Custodians Vote Unanimously to Affiliate with AFSCME NJ

About 65 school custodians in New Jersey’s capital, Trenton, have joined with AFSCME.

Jocelyn Alcox |

Driver’s Quick Actions Keep Students Safe

Quick action by a CSEA member kept 12 students safe after the school bus he was driving developed mechanical problems.

OVE OVERMYER, CSEA |