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A message from the Staff and Executive Director at AFSCME Council 81 to our Presidents:

Council 81 Blog, Presidents, Executive Board and Staff:

With COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) now present and spreading in the United States, many of our members will be on the front lines of caring for and transporting those afflicted with the virus. They too are at risk -- particularly if there isn't awareness of the symptoms, if there is improper or delayed diagnosis, or if there are inadequate workplace safeguards. In fact, members of Local 3299 are now in quarantine as a result of a delayed diagnosis at UC Davis that could mean possible exposure.

As Bernie Sanders' national polling lead grows, Democratic rivals have sought to drive a wedge between him and the people he says his campaign is all about — all in the hopes of peeling off support from members of Nevada's politically powerful unions in Saturday's caucuses.

State workers from all over Delaware filed into Gov. John Carney’s office to witness him signing into law a bill that protects public sector unions and allows more state employees to collectively bargain for higher wages.

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Every single day, AFSCME members go to work to make our communities healthier, stronger and safer. We don’t do it for rewards or big money, we do it because it’s a calling.

That doesn’t mean we don’t deserve recognition for our dedication to our work, and that’s why AFSCME created the Never Quit Service Awards.

Council 81 has new fill-in forms for your Report of Officers - The Local Officer Information Sheet and Shop Stewards - Report of Shop Stewards
There are forces pitted against public employees, our quality of life, benefits, pensions and the very services we provide. We are not going to complacently sit back and watch this happen. On the contrary, we are mounting a campaign to fight back against these unprecedented attacks.

AFSCME members working for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) are hopping busy these days fulfilling a critical mission. They are helping Louisianans survive as the Bayou State’s economy buckles under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.

Updating wills before heading into work. Extending the lives of single-use masks. Self-isolating from their own families. These are just some of the shameful realities and conditions health care workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are facing each day.