Ketha D. Otis has joined AFSCME Florida staff as Chief of Staff, working with President Vicki Hall and elected leadership to build power for working families in the Florida. 

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived at a time when our nation’s health care workers were already experiencing burnout.

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll results released around each Labor Day.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents – 68% – approved of labor unions. That means a clear majority of voters views labor unions favorably. Among adults 18-34 years of age, 77% approve of unions. Support is also high among those with annual household incomes under $40,000.

With the start of the new school year, many families are juggling how to make ends meet while getting the school supplies their children need.

AFSCME Florida wants to help South Florida children be ready to learn with the return of the AFSCME Florida Annual Book-Bag Giveaway Drive.

AFSCME Florida will be giving out one book bag per child to AFSCME members and others as long as supplies list.

AFSCME Florida Council 79 President Vicki Hall released the following statement today on behalf of the 100,000 public service workers AFSCME represents across the Sunshine State. This includes thousands of medical professionals who continue to serve on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 in cities, counties, school systems and our state’s most critical medical institutions, including UF Health Jacksonville, UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and Miami-Dade’s Jackson Health System.

The 2021 Florida legislative session has come to a close and despite numerous attacks on working people from out-of-state big business interests, the hard working public service workers with AFSCME have prevailed. This is a direct result of dedicated members across Florida who answered the call to raise our voices in opposition to corporate CEOs who are attempting to advance their own interests in the halls of power at the expense of our freedom to join together and have a voice on the job.

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against COVID-19 run through America’s workplaces.

Over the course of the 2021 Florida legislative session, AFSCME members across Florida have been sounding the alarm about the dangers posed by Florida Senate Bill 1014 and it's companion, House Bill 835. This anti-worker legislation is being pushed by out-of-state corporate interests in order to weaken worker voices on the job and destroy our f

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1195) by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 166. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard to prevent workplace violence in health care and social service assistance settings.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to our diverse communities and the vital services they provide anyone who asks for help.