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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 |

We Mourn the Loss of Our CSEA Brother

AFSCME mourns the loss of a CSEA Region 5 brother, Dennis “Matt” Howe, a New York state Department of Transportation maintenance worker.

Pete Levine |

PennDOT Worker, AFSCME Member Loses Life on the Job

AFSCME mourns the loss of a Pennsylvania member who died in a worksite accident.

William Kauffman, AFSCME Council 13 |

CSEA Member’s Quick Thinking Saves a Life

Jay Gonzalez was not just in the right place at the right time, he was also the right person to save a child’s life.

Jessica Ladlee, CSEA |

Off the Streets and into the Fire

Jay Richards, a Boston parking enforcement supervisor, acted on instinct when he rushed into a burning condo. The result? A life saved.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Florida Steps in to Help Member Who Lost Home to Hurricane Irma

This Florida member can’t return to her home due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. She’s grateful for the help and attention provided by AFSCME Florida.

Mark McCullough |

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 |

Minnesota Workers Save Plane Crash Victim

Two Minnesota public service workers saved the life of a pilot whose small plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

Lynette Kalsnes, AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 |

A Game Show Jackpot Will Change His Life – But Not His Public-Service Job

Why were Illinois sanitation worker Delvar Dopson and his wife competing on the NBC show “The Wall,” and what will they do with the jackpot they won? Bet you can’t guess.

Clyde Weiss and Anders Lindall |
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Christopher Cummings Never Quits

When he witnessed a horrible accident involving a police car, AFSCME sanitation worker Chris Cummings sprang into action. Chris used to be homeless, but he got a second chance. This time, it was his turn to give a second chance.

AFSCME Offers Solutions to Struggling Chicago Cabbies

Small business owners who own and operate taxis in Chicago face unfair competition with rideshare operators like Uber and Lyft. A new report by Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 offers solutions to help save taxi service in the Windy City.

David Kreisman |

Have Van, Will Travel … Far

Twice a week, CSEA member James Boisvert drives a single hearing-impaired student to a school for the deaf – more than 140 miles away and he never quits on the student.

Clyde Weiss |

America Badly Needs an Infrastructure Upgrade

America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of upgrading and we are pretty sure Trump’s approach is not going to cut it.

Peter Levine |

Toll Worker Shortchanged, Wins Big Payout

AFSCME fought for a Delaware toll worker to get paid what she was owed, underscoring the value of belonging to a union.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

What Trump's Infrastructure Plan is Really About

President Donald Trump says has a plan to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure, but here's what his plan is REALLY about.

Peter Levine |

Cabbie by Day, Foodie by Night

Cab Drivers United/AFSCME Local 2500 member Cheryl Miller got a mouthwatering role in the new Travel Channel series “Driven by Food.”

David Kreisman |

Racine Recycling Worker Killed on the Job by Motorist

Public service employees like Mark Gates put themselves at risk every day to keep their communities clean and safe.

Innovators: Tapping into Public Employee Potential

Snowplowing is safer in Ohio because two state transportation department mechanics – OCSEA members – thought outside the box.

Deirdre O'Neill-Wedig, OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 |

Before and After the Storm

AFSCME members in Miami-Dade worked hard to prepare for Hurricane Matthew.

Namita Waghray |

AFSCME Sanitation Worker Goes Viral

A smile, a wave, a cupcake and a friendship that went viral.

Anders Lindall |