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Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against

Over the course of the 2021 Florida legislative session, AFSCME members across Florida have been

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1195) by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 166. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard to prevent workplace violence in health care and social service assistance settings.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to our diverse communities and the vital services they provide anyone who asks for help.

A 30 year veteran City of Daytona Beach employee and AFSCME Local 2066 member Ted Wolfe saved a life in early March when he came upon a 57-year-old man unresponsive and slumped over his steering wheel in the middle of a busy intersection. As others panicked and shouted that the driver was dead, Wolfe calmly sprang into action checking his pulse and confirming he was not breathing.

Georgia Veiga has been a proud member of AFSCME New Jersey Local 3440 for the last 17 years. She regularly seeks out opportunities to support companies that employ union workers. 

As the world marked the anniversary of the official start of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law and offered words of hope to a weary nation.

Frontline workers across Florida are under attack. Senate Bill 78 and it's companion in the Florida House, HB 947, are designed to make it more difficult for Florida's public workers to join and remain in their Unions. This is a political Union-busting attack on the very men and women we’ve relied on during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Our essential frontline workers.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the House of Representatives for passing the American Rescue Plan on Saturday and urged the Senate to follow suit as soon as possible.