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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 fie

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As a public librarian for the Philadelphia Free Library, Sheila O’Steen embodies what we think of when we imagine a public service worker. Every day, she interacts with members of her community.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 11, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS ARE A VICTORY FOR MISSOURI PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

JEFFERSON CITY – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the preliminary injunctions issued Friday halting the implementation of HB 1413 and SB 1007: 

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 13, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

STATEMENT ON JESSE VROEGH’S LEGAL VICTORY

 

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to a Polk County jury ruling that the State of Iowa discriminated against former ICIW nurse Jesse Vroegh, who is transgender:

At some point this year (we still don't know when), we will receive a decision in our lawsuit that was just heard in December by the Iowa Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the new collective bargaining law. If you weren't able to join us in the courtroom (and even if you were), we think you'll enjoy hearing the arguments that were made via the recording recently published on the Iowa Courts YouTube channel.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

STATEMENT ON INITIAL CONTRACT PROPOSAL FROM STATE OF IOWA

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to the initial contract proposal offered today by the State of Iowa:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 17, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected] 

WOODWARD RESOURCE CENTER TO RESIDENT TREATMENT WORKERS: MANDATORY OVERTIME OR TERMINATION

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.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services. 

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:          Mazie Stilwell, AFSCME Council 61, (515) 246-2637

                             Jean Hessburg, ISEA, (515) 314-8799

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.