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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

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?

The coronavirus aid package that cleared Congress is just not good enough for public service workers. That’s the takeaway message from AFSCME President Lee Saunders.

During this unprecedented state of emergency, AFSCME Florida members are on the front lines fighting to keep our communities safe. For that and ALL you do each and every day, we THANK YOU!

We urge all of our members to, first and foremost, protect your health and the health of your family members. This means limiting all social contact, washing your hands regularly, and if you begin to feel sick or that your health is compromised, stay home and self isolate.  

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) emerges in the United States, many AFSCME members are and will continue to be on the front lines caring for and transporting those afflicted with the virus. Workers in emergency services, health care, child care, educational institutions and many others may come in contact with people who’ve contracted the coronavirus, putting themselves at risk.

On the eve of Saturday’s Nevada Democratic primary caucuses, AFSCME members and retirees gathered at a Las Vegas restaurant to hear one last time from presidential candidates on the issues that matter most to working families.

AFSCME members sat down with congressional lawmakers last week to share stories about how the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act would improve communities and empower workers.