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It’s easy to say that the 2020 election is the most important of our lifetimes, but hearing this firsthand from AFSCME Retirees, many of whom have dedicated their lives to public service and making America a better place to live, shows the urgency to us all.

If there’s one thing the 2020 election has in spades, it’s choices – and not just the choices between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, and choi

There are countless reasons against voting for Donald Trump in November.

Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to nursing homes. But according to a recent study, one factor that determines how fatal a COVID-19 outbreak will be is whether that nursing home is unionized.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt. Often, these T-shirts feature slogans like “Rise Up” and “Never Quit.”

To Lee, these are much more than just slogans. They’re principles that guide him as president of AFSCME. As his mom, the meaning behind these phrases evoke a long and powerful legacy within our family.

Working in the Mental Health Department at Jackson Memorial Hospital is no easy task. Just ask Armando Vasquez, a 17 year veteran employee who has seen it all. "I've been kicked, punched, bitten, attacked with chairs, it's all part of the job," he said.  Vasquez's position as a Mental Health Technician entails caring for patients who are may be experiencing psychotic episodes or bouts of drug induced aggression. These patients are often volatile and can pose a danger to themselves and others.

“Labor Day is a time for our nation to celebrate the working people’s efforts to get their fair share of the American Dream. I’m proud of the work public employees give to make Florida what it is today. During these difficult times our country is facing, we need real leadership. There is no doubt that Joe Biden believes in the workers who keep America moving forward.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, according to the latest Gallup poll.

The following candidates have been endorsed by AFSCME Florida Council 79:

General Election: November 3

PRESIDENT: Joe Biden