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She Has Her Community’s Back; Her Union Has Hers

Amy Meredith, an assistant district attorney at the Travis County, Texas, District Attorney’s Office, has been keeping her community safe by prosecuting some of Travis County’s most violent criminals.

Pablo Ros |

Honoring Our Beloved Law Enforcement Dogs

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

Pete Levine |

An Accident, A Caring Act, A Life Saved

Compassionate act by an OCSEA-represented state employee saves a life.

Sally Meckling, OCSEA |

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 |

AFSCME: The Union for EMS Workers

EMS is one of the most dangerous professions in the country. Unfortunately, the EMTs and paramedics who put their lives on the line every day are up against a broken system.

Cold? What Cold? AFSCME Members Kept Working Through The Deep Freeze

Thousands of public service workers made sure the streets and highways were clean; schools were safe for children to learn in; and sidewalks, ramps and other public spaces for the elderly and disabled were safe to use.

Namita Waghray, Lisa Martin |

A Guiding Light for New Jersey’s Blind

“The first thing I do is just listen to them,” says Cynthia King. “I find out how their vision loss came about, what their needs are."

Pete Levine |

Honoring Dr. King

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech – and from the same pulpit at Mason Temple in Memphis – AFSCME President Lee Saunders reflected on Dr. King’s civil rights and labor rights legacy.

AFSCME Staff |

MN Member Rick Neyssen Proves Brains Beat Brawn

Good communication has been the unlikely secret to a successful 26-year career for Minnesota Corrections Officer Rick Neyssen, winner of an AFSCME Never Quit Service Award.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers Rise Up

VMOs have a set of experiences and perspectives that cannot be replaced. There is no one who can speak with greater authority about the benefits of union membership than a union member.

AFSCME Staff |

A Community Rallies Behind AFSCME Member’s Effort to Help Puerto Rico

When Hurricanes Maria and Irma struck, AFSCME member Gardy Domenech began a modest relief drive. He had no idea how his community in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, would rally behind him.

Pete Levine |

CSEA Workers Get Creative, Help FBI Catch Suspected Child Pornographer

These CSEA workers would’ve made MacGyver proud for the way they helped the FBI solve a crime.

Mark Kotzin, CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000 |

As Fires Burned in California, AFSCME Members Helped and Were Helped

As the death toll continues to rise and as smoke engulfs nearby cities, AFSCME members have stepped up to help – often at great personal sacrifice.

Jashua Bane, Pablo Ros |

Cut College Costs. Apply for These Scholarships.

For AFSCME members and their families, there are several scholarship opportunities that can make paying for a college degree easier.

Pete Levine |

Working Americans Step Up and Win Big in 2018 Midterms

Public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Pennsylvania Members Help Hurricane Florence Victims

“We have an opportunity as employees of the township [of Swatara] and members of the union to do something good for others who need it.”

William Kaufman, AFSCME Council 13 |

A Busy Summer for AFSCME Retirees

AFSCME retirees founded three new chapters this summer – in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Memphis, Tennessee.

Pablo Ros |

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 |

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 |

We Remember and Honor on 9/11 Anniversary

When things are at their worst, public service workers are at their best.

AFSCME Staff |
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