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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

It would be easy to suspect that a smaller local in a right to work state would have a tough time winning a great contract. Don’t tell that to the members of AFSCME Local 871 who have 196 members out of a bargaining unit of 226.

The City of Miami recently approved a new contract that will deliver annual wage and step increases that will raise employee pay by 20% over the next three years.

In state capitols and all the way to the Supreme Court, wealthy and powerful interests want to silence our voice and take away our freedoms. To fight back, we must lead with our values. We must stand up to say proudly who AFSCME is and what we stand for.

AFSCME Florida executive director Andy Madtes released the following statement on the GOP tax plan released today. AFSCME Florida will mobilize members, retirees and allies to put pressure on Congressional members from both parties to reject this plan:

When working people have the freedom to come together in strong unions, entire communities benefit. Unions give everyday working people the power in numbers they need to make their communities safer and stronger, and they are critical to fixing an economy rigged in favor of the rich and powerful.

Whether it’s EMS workers negotiating for better staff ratios that decrease emergency response times, or teachers speaking up together for smaller class sizes, this report underscores that strong unions are needed now more than ever.

This summer, the members of AFSCME Local 1363 decided it was time to breathe new life into their union. They came together to plot a new path forward so they could strengthen AFSCME’s voice for the workers within Miami-Dade County’s Jackson Health System and improve services to the community.

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season may not be over yet (it ends Nov. 30), but its history is already being written. As The Washington Post pointed out in a recent article, “The extreme ferocity of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will be talked about for decades.”

Welcome from AFSCME Florida Executive Director Andy Madtes

Our state, and our union, was put to the test over these past few months. Between prepping for the storm, dealing with evacuations and, now, the rebuilding process, there is not a single part of the state that was spared from Hurricane Irma’s impact.

When the City of Hallandale Beach passed a budget late last month it was a long time coming. And while the headlines focused on the sausage-making process that the city commission took to finally get to that point, and the intense nature that have become common for this South Florida community, it also represented a huge victory for the city employees of AFSCME Local 2009.