Elizabeth Guzman: A "Women Making History" Conversation
Workplace Sexual Harassment and Prevention
Corey Upchurch at the Supreme Court
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Members of New Mexico Council 18 made a strong case that public service workers who provide vital services to the state deserve long-overdue pay raises. Their hard work resulted in modest state-worker raises.

New Mexico public service workers are celebrating pay raises for state workers, made possible by AFSCME’s effective advocacy.

This Sunday, Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride will be joined by Priya Mathur for the next AFSCME Women Making History discussion on Facebook live. Join us on Sunday at 2:30p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET and read more about Priya, a member of Local 3993 and the first female board president of CalPERS:

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We are so saddened by the loss of an ODOT brother. Read ODOT Director Jerry Wray's announcement below:

It is with a heavy heart I inform you one of o...ur ODOT team members from Mahoning County was struck by a vehicle and killed this afternoon while performing a brush clearing operation along Interstate 680 near Market St. in Youngstown. Another crew member sustained non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at the local hospital. The incident is currently being investigated by Youngstown PD.

This is a terrible reminder the work we perform on the side of the road is inherently dangerous. Please keep the people of District 4 and the families of our colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.

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(...and they still aren't happy.)

Of all the wealth created last year, 82% went to the richest 1%, according to a new report from Oxfam International.
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Washington Federation of State Employees WFSEc28 is with Dave Blyth.

UNION MEMBERSHIP EQUALS Fair pay + Healthcare + Retirement Security + Standing up for public services.

By joining together, we gain strength in numbers to create a voice at work about what we care about.

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“Don’t allow anyone to discourage you” from running for office, Virginia Delegate Elizabeth Guzman said during the first event of the “AFSCME Women Making History” series.

“If you are thinking about running for office, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or AFSCME. We’ll be there to help you all the way until you get there.”

Virginia delegate and AFSCME member Elizabeth Guzman discussed her political career with AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride in the first event of the “AFSCME Women Making History” series.

How long is your daily commute? Is it six hours long as it is for AFSCME California member Bernadette Price? Her commute is so long that NBC’s Today Show did a story about it. Price’s case underscores an unfortunate fact – many public service workers can’t afford to live in the communities they serve.

Public service workers often can’t afford to live where they work and so have to undertake long commutes. That includes people like AFSCME California member Bernadette Price, whose story was…
AFSCME was live.

Tune in to our first Women Making History conversation with Delegate Elizabeth Guzman. AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride sits down with Delegate Guzman, the first Latina elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, for a conversation about how AFSCME women around the country are making history. Stay tuned for our next conversation on March 18!

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On March 7th, members of the ODRC State Honor Guard participated in the celebration of life for PA Sergeant Baserman who lost his life due to an inmate attack. ...The members of the ODRC State Honor Guard, were tasked with leading the detail, that included Honor Guard's from all around the country. Rest In Peace Sergeant Baserman.

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Karen Moorehead, a police officer in Connecticut, was a spectator at the 2013 Boston Marathon when explosives tore through the race. She helped save at least one person’s life. Sister Moorehead is running in the Boston Marathon this year to raise money for a foundation named after an 8-year-old boy who was killed in the 2013 bombing. Read her uplifting story.

One of AFSCME’s Connecticut members is running in the Boston Marathon this year for a great cause.

Our thoughts are with Gregory Eliopoulos' family, friends and co-workers from CSEA Central Region 5.

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CSEA Central Region 5

Today we made public the State Dept. of Labor's citations against the City of Watertown over serious violations of safety laws contributing to the unnecessary o...n-the-job death of CSEA Local 1000 member Gregory Eliopoulos last November.

"This was no accident, because it was preventable. The City's failure to properly train their workers on how to safely operate some very high-powered equipment, and other serious safety violations involving that equipment cost our member his life, and the Eliopoulos family their husband and father. This incident should have never occurred, and we are holding the City accountable for his needless and tragic death," said CSEA Central Region President Colleen Wheaton.

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A HUGE thank you to snowplow operators across the country who kept us all safe this week, and every time it snows.

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AFSCME Council 5

Sleet and snow are on the way all across Minnesota - and that can make for really dangerous driving conditions. Drive safely out there and don't forget to thank the Minnesota Department of Transportation workers who keep our roads and bridges safe!

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders sat down with Sen. Bernie Sanders to discuss the Janus v. AFSCME case just argued before the Supreme Court. The case is an attempt by wealthy special interests to rig the economy in their favor, and it threatens the freedom of working people to build power in numbers and stand together in a strong union.

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

The Koch brothers and other right-wing groups are trying to destroy unions in America, and that's exactly what the Janus Supreme Court case is about.

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, AFSCME President Lee Saunders and Secretary-Treasurer write in a new column that more public service employers should work with unions to prevent workplace sexual harassment.

Unions have a track record of working with private sector employers on policies to curb sexual harassment in the workplace. AFSCME urges public service employers to do the same.

On Monday, March 12, join us for a Facebook Live at 4 PM ET for our first Women’s History Month conversation with Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, who is making history as the first Latina to serve in Virginia’s state legislature.

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