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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

Through a budget proposal announced this week, President Donald Trump continues his attacks on vital programs for working families, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

And rather than invest in America’s future, he seeks to disinvest, proposing deep funding cuts to programs in education, environmental protection, disease prevention and more.

If you followed every Democratic presidential primary debate and read the candidates’ positions on every topic and watched the AFSCME Public Service Forum held in August, you might think there is nothing left to know about the men and women vying to be the next president of the United States.

Days After Statewide Rallies, Both Chambers of the Florida Legislature Propose Pay Raises for Nearly 50,000 State Employees

Despite a strong economy and a booming population, Florida’s nearly 50,000 state employees are some of the lowest paid in the entire nation. After years of downsizing, budget cuts, and eviscerated services, state workers have had enough and have started fighting back.

It's been a big week for embattled state workers in Florida. Just two days after hundreds of overworked and fired up state employees held simultaneous rallies in four cities demanding a raise and recognition in the Florida State Budget, the Florida Senate announced a proposed budget that includes a much needed 3% across-the-board pay raise for state employees.

After years of budget cuts and downsizing that have decimated state agencies and left Florida's state workers with some of the lowest pay in the nation, Florida's public employees are fighting back.  Underpaid and overworked state employees in four cities across Florida will hold simultaneous rallies at worksites and the State Capitol on Tuesday, January 28 calling for Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature to prioritize Florida’s dedicated public workers in the 2020 state budget.

Here’s a big reason to join a union – a bigger paycheck.New numbers from U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show just how much of a difference a union makes in terms of worker pay.

On a normal day, Sandra Pacheco, an administrative assistant in Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, begins her day at 7 a.m., filing paperwork for her colleagues in the field. It’s a job that Pacheco, who is president of her local, AFSCME Local 3889, Council 95 (Servidores Públicos Unidos de Puerto Rico), does with pride and dedication.