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Earlier this summer, Economic Self-Sufficiency Specialists within the Department of Children and Families worked with AFSCME Florida staff representatives to challenge a policy that limited how the

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

Ask Terrance Myrick about how things are going at work and, more often than not, in just a few seconds he will steer the conversation to AFSCME.

That is because the Local 2941 member in Jacksonville has learned firsthand how being a union member is about investing in your job not just for today but for the future as well.

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Already this year, American have seen clearly how our Constitution keeps our country strong. First, the world watched the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next and then tens of millions exercised their right to assembly by participating in one of the dozens of Women's Marches across the country, including here in Florida. 

Expanding a union is hard work, especially in a “right-to-work” state like Florida, especially after a national election in which anti-union forces wrested control of the White House and Congress.

Don’t tell that to AFSCME affiliates in Florida.

For millions of Americans, retiring to Florida’s warmth, sun and sand is part of the reward for years of hard work. But former AFSCME members know that fighting hard for their rights and benefits doesn’t end once retirement begins.

If you’ve ever visited the Florida Keys, and spent any time off of dry land, then you’ve visited the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Established in 1990, the marine sanctuary stretches south from border of Miami-Dade County and west until you reach Dry Tortugas National Park.

The start of 2017 has seen a lot of heated discussion over what it means to be an American. Specifically, the rights enjoyed by those who call our country home.

Last week, the men and women who make one of America’s largest university by total enrollment happen semester after semester, overwhelmingly approved a new contract that balances professional and benefits victories.