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Meet Frances Gillum, mother of AFSCME Florida's endorsed candidate for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum, and card carrying member of AFSCME Retirees of Florida.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

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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:

After almost three years of pushing to enforce her contract and get a paycheck that reflects the work she does, Joyce Harris is $8,805 closer to victory.

Harris loves working for Florida A&M University because she believes in the historically black university’s mission of providing access to a high-quality, affordable education to students who otherwise may never have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of getting a college degree.

Tallulah Thomas a Behavioral Program Specialist with the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program at Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee released the following statement on behalf of her union, AFSCME Florida, following the passage of HB25:

“As a dedicated state employee, this bill is an attack on me personally and on the freedom and rights of all of my coworkers. House Bill 25 would silence us by taking away our voice through collective bargaining and would strip our right to choose if we want to be in a union or not.

AFSCME Florida released the following statement on today’s story by the Associated Press on Florida’s settling of sexual harassment claims involving state workers:   

Throughout the year, AFSCME locals across Florida have made volunteering one of the key union-wide goals to help build connections with the same people we serve every day working in the Sunshine State.