News

WFTS Tampa Bay reports: 

“As a bus driver these kids become your kids when they’re with you,” President of AFSCME Local 2227 James Hopson said.

American Red Cross (ARC) workers, including many AFSCME members, are rallying this week in cities nationwide to fight back against mistreatment from their employer and demand a fair contract.

Week 5, February 14, 2022 

Yellow-highlighted text is new information from last week thru 2/14/2022 

Highlights 

SB 148/HB 7 Individual Freedom, sponsors Diaz (R), Avila (R) 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders called on members to “keep fighting for civil rights, voting rights and workers’ rights” as the nation commemorates Black History Month.

A Florida Phoenix article reports: 

Union leaders argue that increasing the starting pay for low-paid state workers could help alleviate staffing shortages at agencies by attracting new workers.