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When Fran Krugen’s late husband was first diagnosed with diabetes, his insulin cost about $35 a bottle.

The pandemic has led many of us to take stock of our lives and our goals.

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll

America is suffering from a student debt crisis.

The cost of college increased tenfold since the 1970s. Meanwhile, the top 1% graduate debt-free and politicians continue to choose corporate tax breaks over funding for higher education.

Having college debt could mean having to put off saving for your own child's college because you're still paying for your own college debt. Or maybe you are having trouble paying your monthly bills because of a high monthly student loan payment.

Members like Tyler Moroles, a program analyst at the Minneapolis Housing Authority. Moroles helps families receive housing vouchers for rental assistance.

My work reaches 16,000 people and 5,500 families," he says. “These are families that could be you…If you lost your job, you're just a couple of paychecks away from being that family."

"If you feed a child," says Atlanta school cafeteria manager Rachel Cooper, "you nourish that body... that mind... that spirit."

Cooper loves the educational aspect of her job, teaching children about nutrition and health — that food doesn't have to be junk to taste good! When she makes kale, for example, she knows she may be introducing something new into a child's diet and could be creating healthy habits to last a lifetime.

For too many years, public service workers (and actually most Americans) have seen their job security, wages and benefits, and retirement security erode — even though for the top 1 percent things have been great. Now, when it’s our turn to make things better for our families, they’re trying to cripple our union. We’re not going to let that happen.

We have a plan and the power to protect the jobs, financial security and future of AFSCME members. That plan is AFSCME Strong. We know that in order to survive we need to be strong.