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AFSCME is committed to helping you get the student debt relief you deserve.

Thanks to the Biden administration, millions of public service workers, including AFSCME members, are eligible for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program or (PSLF). And even more public service workers are eligible under a temporary waiver that expires Oct. 31, 2022. 

Majority of work is in South Florida
(Miami Springs)

 

Purpose:
Organizer – Staff Representative position has the overall responsibility of building local union capacity, empowering current membership through internal organizing, planning, managing and executing representational programs with locals. This position also has the responsibility of carrying out the union’s vision for building strength and achieving growth by organizing new members.

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One of the many ways that the COVID pandemic is continuing to play out is by workers realizing the power they have when they join together to demand fair pay, benefits, and working conditions.

AFSCME Florida’s newest members are air, ground and emergency department paramedics and dispatchers who rescue our sickest Floridians between Pensacola to the Villages, with trips overseas as medical necessity dictates. Hear about their work and decision to unionize from several news stories.

UF Shands paramedics, dispatchers unionize

UF Health Shands Hospital’s Flight Paramedics, Dispatchers Form Union 

Gainesville – Flight and ground paramedics, along with dispatchers who work for UF Health Shands to respond to those in need around north Florida, and even internationally, voted unanimously to form a union with AFSCME Florida on Tuesday, August 30. The health care first responders are focused on improving the safety of their working conditions, ensuring adequate training and raising compensation to industry standards.  

We know what our union means to us. We have power on the job, and that means we earn a fair share for the work we do. Unions also mean exercising our personal freedoms—to be who we are inside and outside the workplace. From making sure we have the health care we need, to protecting our reproductive freedom, unions are key to the prosperity of working families.