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Across the nation, women are creating change for working families more than ever before. The Women’s Leadership Academy is ready to train more AFSCME women to be leaders of that change.

It’s not a secret that drug prices in the United States are rising much faster than inflation.

I am a dedicated employee of the Florida School for The Deaf and Blind In St. Augustine, Florida. Not long ago, I was wrongly accused of an infraction on the job and swiftly fired before I was able to defend myself against the accusation.  Needless to say, losing my job at FSDB was a terrifying experience and left me confused and hurt. I love my job and was absolutely certain that I had done nothing wrong so I reached out to my union for guidance. I wasn't sure what to expect but the outcome has left me uplifted and overwhelmed with gratitude.

I am a dedicated employee of the Florida School for The Deaf and Blind In St. Augustin, Florida. Not long ago, I was wrongly accused of an infraction on the job and fired.  Needless to say, losing my job was terrifying experience and left me confused and hurt. I was absolutely certain that I had done nothing wrong so I reached out to my union for guidance.

Unsafe Conditions at State Hospitals in Northwest Florida Continue to Create Health and Safety Hazards for Residents and Workers 

Marianna, FL- One year after Hurricane Michael left much of the Florida panhandle devastated, conditions at two hard hit state run hospitals continue to cause health and safety issues for residents and staff. A recent investigation by federally funded watchdog organization Disability Rights Florida concluded that air quality issues resulting from damage from Hurricane Michael continue to pose a health risk. 

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AFSCME members have long known one big advantage of joining a union: better wages.

Tallahassee—Workers lined up at the ballot box over their lunch breaks at Florida A & M University on Tuesday to cast their vote in a historic election: the ratification of a contract that was the result of seven long months of impasse with the administration. The hard fought negotiations for a living wage dragged on over the summer amidst a major budget scandal involving the misuse of millions of dollars at the school that led to the resignation of the Chief Financial Officer.

On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a tragedy unique in our history. And we promised each other to never forget — never forget those who lost their lives or those who put their lives on the line to save others.

We still don’t know where exactly Hurricane Dorian will make landfall which is exactly why you should be preparing now.  According to the National Weather Service, this storm will impact the entirety of Florida as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of up to 130 miles an hour. Authorities are urging residents to stockpile a week's worth of food and supplies.

The clock is ticking. Don't waste time. Prepare yourself and your family now.