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Last week, Council 93 President Charlie Owen, Executive Board Member Kelly Abreu, and Local 24 President Mary O’Brien traveled to San Antonio, TX with AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers (VMOs) from

For Vermont Lieutenant Governor, the Council 93 Executive Board voted in early June, 2022 to endorse David Zuckerman. David formerly held the position of Lt.

In an astonishingly dishonest turn of events, the Maine Republican Party has targeted Senate President Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) by posting lawn signs falsely linking him to the “Defund the Police”

This past Saturday, you might have been cooking a late breakfast, planning a fun weekend activity or taking some quiet time with your family. But with 10 days to go until the most important election of our lifetimes, more than 200 AFSCME members were fired up and raring to go during a Pennsylvania volunteer kickoff Zoom call, one of many being held around the country as the Big Green Machine kicks into high gear.

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.

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We announced back in January 2020, that through the Unit 2 Employee Training and Development account we are able to offer reimbursement to Unit 2 members for licenses and certifications that they are REQUIRED to hold as a condition of employment (excluding basic driver's license). Employees will be reimbursed the full cost of all REQUIRED licenses and certifications paid for between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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 choices up and down the ballot. In a year when our jobs, our families, and every aspect of our lives have felt the impact of a pandemic, there are lots of ways to make your voice heard at the polls. 

There are countless reasons against voting for Donald Trump in November. But this election isn’t just about Donald Trump. AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains why working people should cast their ballots for Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president:

Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to nursing homes. But according to a recent study, one factor that determines how fatal a COVID-19 outbreak will be is whether that nursing home is unionized.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt. Often, these T-shirts feature slogans like “Rise Up” and “Never Quit.”

To Lee, these are much more than just slogans. They’re principles that guide him as president of AFSCME. As his mom, the meaning behind these phrases evoke a long and powerful legacy within our family.