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Retiree leaders from across the country attended the AFSCME Retirees Council meeting that was held on Sunday and Monday, ushering in exciting new changes while fortifying members

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal

James McGee has always been happy to pay his AFSCME dues because, much like participating in the electoral process, “if you are not participating then you are letting others control your future.” Late last year, McGee learned more about the value of his union when he turned to AFSCME Local 3030 to actually fight for his job.

The following op-ed ran in the January 20 Sun Sentinel

Florida is a large and diverse state. In the time and distance it takes to drive from Pensacola to Key West, you could drive from Madison, Wisc., to Washington, D.C. During those more than twelve hours of non-stop driving, more than 400 more people would have moved into the country's third most populated state.

Bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and on the other three by suburban sprawl, Florida’s Hallandale Beach has marketed itself as Broward County’s “City of Choice.” For the hardworking women and men of AFSCME Local 2009 who have turned that marketing phrase into a strong sense of community, the choice they faced when negotiating a new contract was to either accept the status quo or to win recognition for the hard work they do.

AFSCME members supported Florida educators at this important rally and lobby day. The following photos were submitted by AFSCME Local 850's Carol Sawyer, Tom Wenz and Rita Ware. http://on.fb.me/1Q3sBOi

AFSCME Florida released the following statement from executive director Andy Madtes on Governor Rick Scott’s State of the State address:

“Governor Scott called for people to work together so Floridians can achieve their personal and professional dreams here in the Sunshine State. It is right to set ambitious goals but there must be a group dedicated to turning those into achievements, and that task falls to Florida’s state employees.

Sam Blittman understands that the key to a cross-country move is to find those things that make you feel at home. That’s why joining a union was one of the first things he thought of as he moved to Anchorage, Alaska.

And it’s also the first thing he thought of as he made his most recent move – again cross country – to the Tallahassee, Florida, area.

“My father was in a strong union, so my whole life I’ve known the importance and value that having a strong union has in a successful career, as well as helping better the community,” said Blittman.