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Meet Frances Gillum, mother of AFSCME Florida's endorsed candidate for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum, and card carrying member of AFSCME Retirees of Florida.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in D

AFSCME Florida released the following statement following comments from state legislators on the budget impact of investing in the state’s workforce:

"For more than eight years, Florida's dedicated state workers have sacrificed, done more with less and put the needs of the state ahead a pay raise. Every year, we are told that there is enough money to spend on giveaways to big businesses and enough pork to grease the wheels for reelection back home. But when it comes to helping state workers putting food on the table there is suddenly a budget crisis that prevents it.

Andy Madtes, President of the South Florida AFL-CIO, blasted Donald Trump on Friday for the "irony" of visiting Miami on National Citizenship Day and Constitution Day.

"The Constitution, written by immigrants, outlines the guiding principles of what makes America great — our diversity,” Madtes said in a statement. “Donald Trump claims to defend the Constitution, but his hateful rhetoric shreds everything it stands for. Trump doesn’t want an America by 'the People' unless those people are rich, racist, xenophobic and misogynistic just like him."

State workers feel short-changed on hurricane days

 James Call, Democrat Capitol Reporter 8:02 a.m. EDT September 14, 2016

  

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article99669287.html

Hardworking Floridians put in the time every day to take care of our families. We work to put food on the table, to put ourselves through school, to pay for the piano lessons and the baseball league. Our hard work allows our economy to thrive and our work is what makes America great.

Miami Springs,FL- Today, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced its endorsement of Mayor Carlos Gimenez in his reelection campaign for mayor of Miami-Dade county. AFSCME represents nearly 30,000 workers at Miami-Dade facilities. AFSCME is known as Florida’s fastest growing union, which is part of a 1.6 million member union that advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services, and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

For as long as Manuel Rojas-Romero can remember, AFSCME and higher education have always been central parts of his life. But now, these two elements have joined forces for him.

Tallahassee, FL – Today, following a member-led screening process, AFSCME Florida is endorsing several South Florida state legislative candidates for this November’s election.

Reflecting the composition of AFSCME’s membership and issues our communities face, the endorsements announced today span the political spectrum.