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Protect your career for little more than a dollar a day. You can protect your job and your future by joining a team of state county and municipal employees dedicated to serving the public needs. Be part of an organization that has successfully protected public employees and their benefits!
When I heard about the death of Maria Fernandes, an exhausted worker who died while napping in her car between two of her four jobs, I felt an immense sadness that quickly turned to anger.
We will never forget.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Medicare costs aren’t a budget buster. The nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), reported last week that Medicare spending is declining.
In case you missed it, we put together a very short video of Sen. Mitch McConnell and the secret audio of his remarks to a group of billionaire right-wing donors.
On Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will enjoy the final stretch of summer.
It is way past time Congress understood that women's issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance to the economic health and well-being of our nation.
We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing.
This November, AFSCME will work overtime to support candidates who will protect collective bargaining rights, preserve retirement security, and ensure that every American has decent health care coverage.
Read between the lines, because Charles Koch's toxic vision for our country is still evident.
Rep. Paul Ryan keeps trotting out the same old plans to shred the U.S. safety net but calls it something else. His most recent scheme to cut anti-poverty programs comes with buzzwords like “innovation” and “flexibility,” but it’s the same tired ideas.
Opponents of labor unions were rubbing their hands gleefully earlier this summer when the Supreme Court ruled that home care workers didn't have to pay "fair share" fees. But our union is a testament to the power of collective action.
Watch AFSCME member Maricruz Manzanarez's powerful story on why we need immigration reform.
In a rousing keynote address at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes told the assembled delegates that unions do make a difference. Click through to watch the video highlights.
We kicked off the 41st International Convention in Chicago with some big news: our union is 92,155 members stronger today than it was just a few months ago. Watch highlights of Pres. Saunders' speech by clicking through.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that home care and child care providers members were not required to pay fair share dues.
Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn.
The Regional Director, under the direction of the Council President, coordinates delivery of services to affiliated local unions, and supervises the planning of resources and personnel of the Jacksonville Regional Office. Position is responsible for development and implementation of training programs, arbitration and labor contract negotiations, external organizing campaigns, as well as political action to promote membership growth.
Must be able to travel throughout the State of Florida, have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and be insurable at the Council’s required levels. Individual will be required to successfully pass the Council’s background screening. Position closes July 10, 2014. Interested applicants are to email a resume, and cover letter with desired salary to (click here to email your resume and cover letter).
AFSCME Florida Council 79
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Jack Didenedetto, President Wynn and Richard Flamm(as pictured) Made the rounds of the Capitol speaking about AFSCME Council 79 issues.
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Glenn Holcomb, President Local 3041 Speaks to Legislators about pay raises for state employees.
As Reported By Dr. Richard Flamm
Repbulican Senator Greg Evers opposes FRS overhaul, unless employees get a 50 percent pay raise. Read more HERE
Read more about it in the Tallahassee Democrat
Read more about it in the Tallahassee Democrat
State Worker Deserve Respect
A recent opinion piece in the Tallahassee Democrat – Our Opinion: The Usual
It wasn’t much of a State of the State address the governor delivered, because he hasn’t been much of a leader for all in the state of Florida.
President Jeanette Wynn
General Bill by Ray (CO-SPONSORS) Davis; Fullwood; Jones, M.; McBurney
Specifies applicability of ch. 185, F.S., to certain consolidated governments; provides that consolidated government that has entered into interlocal agreement to provide police protection services to municipality within its boundaries is eligible to receive premium taxes reported for municipality; authorizes municipality receiving police protection services to enact an ordinance levying tax as provided by law; including certain consolidated governments under provisions authorizing imposition of state excise tax on casualty insurance premiums covering certain property.
SB 388: Public Retirement Plans
Public Retirement Plans; Providing that a consolidated government that has entered into an interlocal agreement to provide police protection services to a municipality within its boundaries is eligible to receive the premium taxes reported for the municipality under certain circumstances; authorizing the municipality receiving the police protection services to enact an ordinance levying the tax as provided by law, etc.
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