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In an article for Florida Politics, Michael Moline details the latest report on the health of the state's retirement system after a meeting of the Florida Investment Advisory Council.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a s

Hundreds of hardworking men and women of AFSCME Local 2227 recently ratified three new contracts, providing not only a boost to members’ paychecks but also serving to protect public service jobs in the future.

The members, who proudly make Florida’s Polk County Public Schools happen, united to pass strong contracts for bus drivers and bus attendants, food service staff and for maintenance, custodial and vehicle services employees.

AFSCME Members Endorse Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate

AFSCME Largest Organization to Endorse in Key Senate Campaign

Miami Springs, FL – Today, the men and women of AFSCME Florida announced that Congressman Patrick Murphy has earned their endorsement in his campaign for U.S. Senate.

The full story can be read online here.

Outraged that most of the money collected through Florida's state-employee charity drive ended up in the pockets of the company overseeing it, state Sen. Bill Montford said he's working on a bill that would fix the problem.

Jacqueline Milton-Herring’s day starts well before the sun rises. For most of 20 years, this AFSCME Local 1184 member has been a dedicated employee of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She has been a bus aide and a bus driver. This means her day, like that of her coworkers, starts well before most people’s alarms go off. Their responsibility: make sure that students make it to school safely and on time.

Earlier today, the 1.6-million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, endorsed Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States. AFSCME’s 35-person International Executive Board voted overwhelmingly today to follow the guidance of members based on feedback collected over the past six months, including polling data showing nearly two thirds of AFSCME members would vote for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

Ask almost anyone in south Florida about the year 1972 and they likely will talk about the Miami Dolphins, which that year became the first, and still only, NFL team to go undefeated. But two other seemingly unrelated events also took place that year that would eventually go on to have an impact on thousands of lives.