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Megha Desai is a public defender in Multnomah County, Oregon. In a given week, she might work upwards of 60 hours. Right now, she has about 145 open cases.

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Fifty-one years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis to help rally the community around 1,300 AFSCME sanitation workers who had gone on strike.

Just before the Christmas holiday, the state announced that it will not lease or sell the city’s water system to a private company. This followed more than a year of concern from residents and activists about the fate of the Municipal Utilities Authority, and is due in part to the hard work and dedication of AFSCME members in and around Atlantic City. 

The first winter storm of the season is making its way to New Jersey on Saturday, with six to 10 inches expected in South Jersey, and four to six throughout the rest of the state.

While many New Jersey residents are getting home from work and hunkering down for the storm, most AFSCME New Jersey members are getting ready to brave the weather.

The holiday season is finally upon us! And no matter what holiday you celebrate, there’s no better gift to give than one made right here in America using union labor. Making the choice to buy labor-made products this season rewards those employers who respect workers’ rights and support our local communities. Take a look below at some of the gifts you can give this year that will support your sisters and brothers in the labor movement: 

Yesenia Lopez, President of Local 2298, was honored by the Essex County Freeholders during Hispanic Heritage Month in September.

In the wake of a particularly vicious hurricane season, Houston, Southern Florida and Puerto Rico were left devastated. Homes, cars, and businesses were destroyed leaving people without a place to stay or even a job to go back to. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have affected the lives of thousands of our AFSCME brothers and sisters, many of whom are tasked with rebuilding their communities before they can attend to their own needs. 

AFSCME NJ represents more than 20,000 women and men who go to work every day to keep NJ working. There are more than 30,000 retired and AFSCME members living in New Jersey. New Jersey is AFSCME Strong!

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