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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

The new year brings good news for millions of working Americans. Nearly 7 mill

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.

LOS ANGELES — As fires burned in Northern and Southern California and the death toll continued to rise; as smoke engulfed nearby cities, prompting health warnings to stay indoors; and as survivors relocated to makeshift camps and hoped for the best, the best often

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

This summer, I joined thousands of union members at a rally in Philadelphia to speak out against the Trump administration’s family separation policy. I was there to represent our union’s vision and values. We reject an immigration policy based on fear and cruelty. We embrace an immigration policy based on our common humanity, one that treats everyone with decency and dignity.

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives. That’s why public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

And we won big.

We won at every level of government and in almost every state. AFSCME members made our voices heard, helping our partners in For Our Future knock on 7.5 million doors and hold 925,000 conversations in targeted states.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 1, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

ASSAULT AT INDEPENDENCE MHI LANDS LPN IN HOSPITAL, STAFF FEAR FURTHER ATTACKS

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

INACTION BY MANAGEMENT LEADS TO RAMPANT BEHAVIOR ISSUES AT CLARINDA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to a series of escalating incidents at the Clarinda Correctional Facility:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 29, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

IOWA WORKERS OVERWHELMINGLY AFFIRM THEIR UNITY, THEIR VOICE, AND THEIR UNION, AFSCME COUNCIL 61

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the results of the second round of recertification elections:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

DEPT OF CORRECTIONS DOWNPLAYS SEVERITY OF ASSAULT AT ISP