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Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, 

Many AFSCME members work in high-stress fields such as public safety, health care, emergency medical services and firefighting.

"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.