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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

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

General Election: November 3

PRESIDENT: Joe Biden

AFSCME members Dawn Bundick of Alaska and Chris Woloscuk of Florida are veterans and public service employees – two facts that make them especially vulnerable as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the U.S. economy.

If Congress fails to provide at least $1 trillion in federal aid to struggling states, cities, towns and school districts, millions of state and local government workers could be shown the door as their employers struggle to cope with plummeting tax revenues.

LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU.

Statement from AFSCME Florida President Vicki Hall on the Reopening of Public Schools

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve at least $1 trillion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns.

On June 29th, Governor DeSantis officially signed the Florida Budget approving across the board pay raises for dedicated state workers who do the crucial work of keeping our children safe, protecting our environment, and keeping our infrastructure functioning. This was a hard fought victory that would not have occurred without state employees from the panhandle to Miami standing together and fighting as a union. 

AFSCME joined a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement that seeks to shift the moral narrative of our country and build power for poor and vulnerable people.

AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

In a statement, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said such protections are long overdue and represent an important step in the fight for equality and justice for all workers.