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Today, the dedicated public service workers of the City of Avon Park voted nearly 95% in favor of retaining their AFSCME contract and representation by AFSCME Local 3597.

Mental Health Awareness Month — observed in May since 1949 — is a time to focus on the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions.

During Workers’ Memorial Week we remember those who lost their lives, were injured, or suffered illnesses at work and renew our commitment to fight for safe workplaces, according to the National Council on Occupational Health and Safety (https://nationalcosh.org/ national week of action planned around Workers’ Memorial Day, which is commemorated on April 28 each year.

On the 55th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., AFSCME releases the “I AM Story” podcast, which describes the working conditions faced by AFSCME sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968 – the year of their historic strike – and connects that seminal event to today’s struggle for economic and racial justice. The podcast also spotlights the ties between the labor and civil rights movements.

AFSCME Florida Council 79 President and International Vice President Vicki Hall released the following statement today on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination:

Bills of Interest as of 4/3/23 

SB256/HB1445 - Employee Organizations Representing Public Employees by Sen Ingoglia, by Rep Black 

Statement from AFSCME Florida President and International VP Vicki Hall on anti-worker SB 256 passing in the state Senate: