Ketha D. Otis has joined AFSCME Florida staff as Chief of Staff, working with President Vicki Hall and elected leadership to build power for working families in the Florida. 

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived at a time when our nation’s health care workers were already experiencing burnout.

Week 5, February 14, 2022 

Yellow-highlighted text is new information from last week thru 2/14/2022 


SB 148/HB 7 Individual Freedom, sponsors Diaz (R), Avila (R) 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders called on members to “keep fighting for civil rights, voting rights and workers’ rights” as the nation commemorates Black History Month.

A Florida Phoenix article reports: 

Union leaders argue that increasing the starting pay for low-paid state workers could help alleviate staffing shortages at agencies by attracting new workers.

Local 3343 at Florida A&M University held a protest Tuesday, Febuary 1 to call for management to bargain a fair contract for underpaid workers. See a brief overview of some of the resulting press coverage of the event. Remember, when we fight, we win! 

FAMU union workers protest for livable wages