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On a normal day, Sandra Pacheco, an administrative assistant in Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, begins her day at 7 a.m., filing paperwork for her colleagues in the fie

The new year brings good news for millions of working Americans. Nearly 7 mill

Marvin Timmons is a self-declared union man, through and through.

No one should feel like work isn’t safe. But we have been hearing more from workers that they don’t always feel safe at work and they don’t feel like their concerns are being listened to. Many 2822 jobs have the potential to cause long-term physical harm. Many of us interact directly with the public with few boundaries.

I was driving past a park in Eden Prairie last week when I did something that happens to me often, especially over the past couple months: I thought of Dawn Lindgren, an Excelsior library worker who passed away in October.

Local 2822 had a busy 2018, take a look at the January 2019 issue of the A New Voice!

At the AFSCME International Conference in Boston this year, we remembered that, despite the attacks on labor unions, AFSCME will and does Rise Up! Taking the ‘Rise Up!’ message to Las Vegas, AFSCME International gathered over 160 volunteer member organizers (VMOs) from around the country to share the benefits of collective bargaining.
“I love to talk,” says Minnesota Corrections Officer Rick Neyssen with a chuckle.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services.