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2020 Public Service Forum is Largest Candidate Event in AFSCME History

With at least 18 participants, the 2020 Public Service Forum will be the largest presidential candidate forum in AFSCME history.

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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 |

Court Case Threatens Health Care for Millions

AFSCME knocks the Trump administration’s latest attempt to upend the Affordable Care Act.

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AFSCME Supports New Universal Child Care Legislation

Too many families struggle to afford high-quality child care. However, thanks to a new bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Deb Haaland, that might change.

Pete Levine |

A President’s Empty Promises

Though he claimed to be a champion of workers, President Donald Trump has proven to be an ally of corporations and wealthy special interests.

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In No Uncertain Terms

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

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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.

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Protecting Nurses During National Nurses Week

Under the Workplace Violence Prevention bill, which was re-introduced in Congress earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would require employers to develop and implement plans to prevent on-the-job violence.

Kathleen Cancio, Pete Levine |

NELP Honors President Saunders on its 50th Anniversary

AFSCME President Lee Saunders was honored by the National Employment Law Project during its 50th anniversary celebration.

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Ideas@AFSCME: Let's Talk About Taxes!

For the first Ideas@AFSCME Facebook Live chat, we talked about how Americans feel about paying taxes.

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International Public Sector Unions Tackle Privatization

North American members of Public Services International – an international confederation of public sector labor unions – gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss the many threats posed by privatization.

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Stop & Shop Strike Ends with Victory for Workers

The 31,000 workers of the Stop & Shop grocery chain in New England have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and are headed back to work.

Pete Levine |

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: A Broken Promise

Just over two years after the first applicants of the PSLF became eligible for loan forgiveness, 99% of processed applications for forgiveness have been rejected.

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AFSCME Announces Family Scholarships Winners

These winners are ready to take the next step toward their higher education, with the momentum of the $2,000 annual award – renewable for up to four years – behind them.

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AFSCME Celebrates National Library Workers Day

On National Library Workers Day, discover how AFSCME library workers meet their communities’ ever-evolving library needs.

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Retiree Membership Surges as AFSCME Members Stick with their Union

Public service retirees are choosing to join together through AFSCME like never before.

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AFSCME Supports IDEA Full Funding Act

The IDEA Full Funding Act would ensure that every child with a disability has sufficient access to educational opportunities.

Pete Levine |

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.

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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.

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A Life-Changing Call Leads to a Life of Service

Now, 18 years later, Glodo, a member of AFSCME Local 1180, is proud to still work for the city of Tulsa as a dispatcher for the fire and police departments.

Namita Waghray, Pete Levine |