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Tulsa Water Distribution Admin Is ‘Awesome Person’ and Problem Solver

Laura Chance of Oklahoma Local 1180, works behind the scenes to make sure employees of Tulsa’s water department have everything they need to keep the water distribution system up and running.

Pablo Ros |
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For Nevada Psychiatric Nurse, His Union Helps Him ‘Concentrate on Caring for People’

Alonzo Thornton is a psychiatric nurse in Nevada who says that it’s because his union has his back that he can “concentrate on caring for people.”

AFSCME Staff |

California Nurse Once Thought About Quitting but Persevered

Early in Brian Zeringue’s career, a patient died on him. He thought about quitting, but thanks to support from his colleagues, he persevered – and his community is better off for it.

Pablo Ros |
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The Union Difference on Union 411

In the latest “Union 411” video, Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride explores the value of the Union Difference – power, dignity, respect and fairness.

AFSCME Staff |

He Helps Nevada Students See Campus and They Inspire Him

Never Quit Award winner and Local 4041 member Larry Coffey teaches blind and visually impaired students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to move around campus.

Jay Hutchison |

Offering Comfort Amidst the Cinders

Find out how Chico, California, social worker Lance Ferris, a member of AFSCME Local 2620 (Council 57) and the winner of a Never Quit Service Award, used his training to stem trauma and offer comfort after the Camp Fire.

Pete Levine |
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Cool Under Pressure

Never Quit Service Award winner Joe Martinez stays cool under pressure while fixing the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s helicopters.

Pete Levine |

Paying it Forward in Parma

Never Quit Award Winner Annie Hoffman brings a laugh and a smile to her students’ and co-workers’ faces.

Pete Levine |

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 |
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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 |
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#NeverQuit: Tanishia Barnes

By serving up hope and love, Tanishia makes a positive impact every single day.

AFSCME Staff |

In No Uncertain Terms

During EMS Week, AFSCME recognizes the skill and dedication shown by EMS professionals.

Pete Levine |

The Numbers Are In: AFSCME Members Are Sticking with Their Union

Our union gained more than 9,000 dues-paying members and nearly 19,000 dues-paying retirees in the past year.

AFSCME Staff |

Barbara Jacobs: A Half Century of Service

A mail clerk at The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Jacobs has been a welcome presence for the academy’s cadets throughout her nearly 50-year career.

Pete Levine |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Minnesota’s Mark Ditsch is a Cheerful Warrior for his Community

Our latest Never Quit Service Award winner is Minnesota mild.

Pete Levine |

Never Quit Award Winner Says an Informed Public Makes for a Stronger Democracy

“Terry” Kraus is the agency historian at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a winner of AFSCME’s Never Quit Service Award. One of her colleagues described her as a “one-stop, one-person shop for information on the agency.”

Pablo Ros |

Never Quit Awardee Did Outstanding Work in Hurricane’s Aftermath

Ana Candelario was named the 2018 AFSCME Never Quit Service Award winner at AFSCME 43rd International Convention in Boston this month.

AFSCME Staff |