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Meet Toni Wright, a member of Local 888 at Rutgers University and recipient of AFSCME New Jersey's Everyday Heroes Award.

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.

Meet Tanya Gaddy, President of Local 2216 and recipient of AFSCME New Jersey's Everyday Heroes Award. Tanya is an RLS I who works at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, NJ. Tanya treats every member like family. In fact, she cares for the members she represents so deeply that they often wonder how her heart even fits in her chest. Watch her story here: 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the House of Representatives for passing the American Rescue Plan on Saturday and urged the Senate to follow suit as soon as possible.

There is good news for AFSCME members looking to pursue higher education. AFSCME Free College has made its bachelor’s degree completion program a permanent benefit.

That means that AFSCME members and their families can earn a bachelor’s degree for free, making an even wider choice of career options a possibility for more people.

Here’s a sure sign of new leadership in Washington. There’s a renewed push to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, an idea that went nowhere when the Trump administration and anti-worker members of Congress were in power.

The coronavirus pandemic won’t be controlled until states, cities, towns and schools – and particularly health departments – have the funding they need from the federal government, says AFSCME Retiree Sue Conard.

Conard should know. She spent 24 years as a public health nurse serving Wisconsin’s La Crosse County. One of her many areas of expertise? Immunization.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to Congress that echoes what AFSCME has been saying for months: It’s long past time to robustly fund the front lines.

Meet Kimberly Allen, President of Local 3386 and the first recipient of AFSCME New Jersey's Everyday Heroes Award. Kimberly is a Licensed Practical Nurse who works in the Infectious Disease unit of Henry J. Austen Health Center in Trenton, NJ. Kimberly goes above and beyond every day by understanding that her patient's healthcare needs aren't just a matter of medication. Watch her story here:

In his first days on the job, President Joe Biden has taken swift executive action to protect and empower public service workers, strengthen public services and help working people. On his first day alone, he signed 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations that showed the kind of bold leadership our country needs now.