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CT AFSCME Members Celebrate Passage of Landmark PTSD Legislation

Thanks to the hard work by AFSCME Council 4 members, police and parole officers and firefighters in Connecticut who have PTSD can collect unemployment and receive medical coverage.

Larry Dorman, AFSCME Council 4 |

At Last. Congress Authorizes Permanent 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Congress has authorized permanent funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund after years of efforts by survivors and other advocates, including AFSCME members.

Pete Levine |
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NQSA Winner Marie Cetti and K-9 Uno: A Level of Companionship Like No Other

Marie Cetti is a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. For her and K-9 Uno, going above and beyond the call of duty is almost a part of the job description.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Celebrates Law Enforcement Week

National Police Week is a time to honor fallen law enforcement officers, as well as a time for the law enforcement community to stand in solidarity with each other.

Pete Levine |
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A Vital Link in the Chain

911 dispatchers save lives. Unfortunately, their contributions to the emergency response system are often overlooked. A new bill co-sponsored by former AFSCME member Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA) will change that.

Pete Levine |

Attorneys for Washington State Seek Collective Bargaining Rights

Assistant attorneys general in Washington state seek collective bargaining rights from the legislature.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Supports Bill to Ensure Permanent Funding for 9/11 Responders

AFSCME is urging Congress to pass legislation to ensure permanent funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

AFSCME Staff |

Honoring Our Beloved Law Enforcement Dogs

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

Pete Levine |

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 |

An AFSCME Strong Victory for Injured CT Police Officers

Connecticut cops earn back pay after working through their union.

Larry Dorman, AFSCME Council 4 |

Catching a Suspected Killer

The suspected “Tinder serial killer” has been arrested – thanks to the work of a DC 37 criminalist.

DIANE S. WILLIAMS, DC 37 |

New Mexico Public Safety Officers on Front Lines of Compound Raid

Taos County sheriff’s deputies were part of a team of authorities who rescued 11 children from a compound.

AFSCME Staff |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |
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Throwback Thursday: Meet AFSCME Retiree Member Joyce Hobbs

Joyce Hobbs, March’s #TBT candidate and a member of AFSCME Retirees, is following in her mom’s union footsteps.

Pete Levine |

Running a Marathon for a Good Cause

One of AFSCME’s Connecticut members is running in the Boston Marathon this year for a great cause.

Larry Dorman, Council 4 |

We Remember

The AFSCME-represented officers, paramedics, dispatchers and other public service workers at Ground Zero on 9/11 will always recall how they approached their jobs that day and in the weeks and months to come. We will never forget.