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Where I come from, your word is your bond. You keep your promises and fulfill your obligations. I’m a correctional officer. For 12 years, it’s been my job to keep people safe.

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

HOUSTON – Public service workers across south Texas worked tirelessly to keep basic operations going throughout Hurricane Harvey and in its aftermath.
AUSTIN, Texas – About 100 AFSCME members went to the Texas Legislature this week to press for fair pay for veteran corrections officers, push for retirees to have the chance to serve on the state retirement board and urge lawmakers to reject proposals aimed at hurting union members.