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Earlier this summer, Economic Self-Sufficiency Specialists within the Department of Children and Families worked with AFSCME Florida staff representatives to challenge a policy that limited how the

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

MOMENT OF SILENCE HELD IN SOUTH FLORIDA IN REMEMBRANCE OF MEMPHIS SANITATION WORKERS KILLED IN 1968, SPARKING PIVOTAL STRIKE

Memorial Activity is one of many I AM 2018 Campaign Events Observing 50th Anniversary of Strike and Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PHOTOS OF THE EVENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE

AFSCME Florida proudly represents the men and women who make Manatee County Public School happen every day. The bus drivers who make sure our children get to school and home safely every day, the custodians who ensure they have a safe and health place to learn, the food service workers who keep their minds and bodies healthy and the rest of their coworkers in AFSCME Local 1584 never quit on our community.

Today, members unite in strongly endorsing a yes vote on the March 20 measure to better fund Manatee County Public Schools

AFSCME Florida proudly represents the men and women who make many of the largest school districts in the state happen every day. They are involved in a wide range of essential support service activities such as student transportation, vehicle maintenance and repair, custodial and general maintenance, food service and materials management and distribution.

AFSCME Florida is proud to represent the hard-working men and women who make our country and our state the great melting pot of cultures, ideas and people that it has been and will continue to be.

During the mad dash that can be found during the last week of classes before the winter holiday break, AFSCME Local 1184 members had their own end-of-year sprint.

The members, who work for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, turned a tentative agreement on wages and benefits into a ratification vote at 10 sites across the county in just six days. Members voted 97.6% in favor of the contract.

“We have had a great year of growth and success and this new agreement proves how the hard work really pays off,” said school bus driver and Local 1184 President Vicki Hall.

Tallahassee, FL — Today, Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order regarding policies and training around sexual harassment in the workplace. AFSCME Florida Executive Director Andy Madtes released the following statement: