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It’s easy to say that the 2020 election is the most important of our lifetimes, but hearing this firsthand from AFSCME Retirees, many of whom have dedicated their lives to public service and making America a better place to live, shows the urgency to us all.

If there’s one thing the 2020 election has in spades, it’s choices – and not just the choices between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, and choi

There are countless reasons against voting for Donald Trump in November.

For the hardworking members of AFSCME Locals 1328 and 1781, it was not a question of how they were going to vote on their new contract but when they could do so. The two north Florida locals, which represent 2,400 clerks, LPNs, maintenance, PCAs and other professional and critical staff at UF Health Jacksonville, overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract.

When the two days of voting concluded, more than half the units had voted, and not a single no vote was cast.

In a move designed to both better reflect the breadth and depth of workers represented across the state and to better the position the union for future growth, Florida leaders of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) voted to rename their state council.

AFSCME Florida Statement on Profile Story on State Worker Layoffs

Miami Springs – AFSCME Florida released the following statement following the Tallahassee Democrat’s story on state

worker layoffs:

What would you do for $12,800? How hard would you work for it? What would it mean if you had it taken away from you?

These are all questions that Deloris Wells had to answer during the last four years because her supervisor was not completing the annual evaluation form. And without a completed form she didn’t get a wage increase, year after year.

But, as this 12-year employee of Miami-Dade County said, “I knew this wasn’t right because my job involves dealing with payroll benefits so I knew there had to be something I could do.”

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – More than 200 union members stood united with small business owners and community activists in front of city hall here Aug. 4, protesting the council’s recent decision to move forward with consideration of outsourcing the city’s sanitation services.

AFSCME Florida is experiencing drastic change, and I’m excited about the opportunity we have to create a vital new movement here in the Sunshine State.

After a long and distinguished career fighting for Florida’s workers, including almost two decades leading AFSCME Council 79, President Jeanette Wynn retired. Now it’s up to us to continue the fight, and I believe we have the vision and the will to build a stronger, more powerful AFSCME throughout Florida.

Rotted-out floors, windows that leaked – even termite, ant and roach infestations. These were the conditions that cashier booth attendants at Florida’s PortMiami, “cruise capital of the world,” dealt with every day. That is, they did until they decided they would stand up to management to demand changes.

They got them, thanks to the power of solidarity – and their union, AFSCME Local 199.