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On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to ou

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-ol

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is getting a big promotion.

AFSCME members working for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) are hopping busy these days fulfilling a critical mission. They are helping Louisianans survive as the Bayou State’s economy buckles under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.

Updating wills before heading into work. Extending the lives of single-use masks. Self-isolating from their own families. These are just some of the shameful realities and conditions health care workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are facing each day.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R.748)
The Congress adopted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)Act on March 27, 2020.The adopted bill isan improvementupon the initial bill proposed by

Before the announcement early Wednesday of an unprecedented $2 trillion deal to combat the coronavirus pandemic, AFSCME President Lee Saunders and three front-line workers put pressure on federal lawmakers to come through with a robust aid package for state and local governments so they can rebuild decimated public services.

New Leave Requirements Mandated by Congress for COVID-19

March 19, 2020

A new federal law enacted in response to the coronavirus crisis creates a temporary right to paid leave. However, not all employers are required to provide the leave and not all employees will be eligible for it. Below we have provided an overview of the rights and requirements in this new law.

What kind of leave is required to be provided?