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Day 3 Solidarity Program

Five members representing AFSCME; United Steelworkers (USW); United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM)...

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45th International Convention Recap

AFSCME's 45th International Convention was held in Philadelphia four years after the last face-to-face Convention.

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Dave Fillman

David R. Fillman first joined AFSCME in 1971 and has served as director of District Council 88 and Executive Director of Council 13.

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Danny Homan

As a veteran, corrections officer, president of AFSCME Council 61 and an AFSCME International Vice President, service has defined Danny Homan’s life.

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AFSCME Heroes

The COVID-19 pandemic took this country by storm, upending all sense of routine and stability for the past two years.

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Sonia Delgado, PR

Puerto Rico member Sonia Delgado works in the Nutritional Assistance Program within the Department of Families of Puerto Rico.

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Carmen Peña Abrego, TX

Carmen Abrego was part of the fight to win paid parental leave for workers in Houston. She talks about the difference it is making for the city as it seeks to retain experienced workers.

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Abel Desvergunat, FL

Abel Desvergunat, a member of AFSCME Council 79 in Florida, talks about the importance of having a union contract and the difference it makes in members' lives.

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Josette Jaramillo, CO

As a casework supervisor, Josette Jaramillo is an advocate for vulnerable children in Pueblo County, Colorado. Collective bargaining gives Josette greater power to advocate for the resources needed to help her clients.

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Jessica Langhorst, MN

For security counselor Jessica Langhorst, belonging to a union is like belonging to a big extra family. Since she was a kid, Jessica joined her dad to door-knock for AFSCME political candidates.

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Stephanie Parker, NV

Local 4041 member Stephanie Parker believes that the best way to make a change is to get involved. Stephanie’s strength lies in talking to her co-workers.

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Albert Hernandez, AZ

Albert Hernandez, a steward for AFSCME Local 2960 in Phoenix, wants his neighbors to be politically engaged.

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Political Zoom

Public service workers know better than anyone else: Elections and elected officials affect us all. From funding for hospitals to expanding our right to collectively bargain, it’s important for us to get involved.

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Solidarity

Workers across the country are joining together in unions, and AFSCME is there to support them, because solidarity is our greatest strength.

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Good Trouble

Congressman John Lewis was willing to lay down his life to make his country better and fairer. His unflinching courage in staring down oppression and injustice was awe-inspiring.

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President Lee Saunders’ Keynote Speech

President Lee Saunders delivers the keynote address on the opening day of AFSCME’s 45th International Convention in Philadelphia.

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Highlights from President Lee Saunders’ Keynote Speech

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Rally for Philadelphia Museum of Art Workers

Attendees to AFSCME’s 45th International Convention brought the momentum and power they’ve generated in the PCC to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Wednesday.

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Evelyn Mikul, WI

When management offered Evelyn Mikul and her fellow Wisconsin Council 32, local 720 members a flat rate raise, they stood together and pushed for pay equity, making sure those who made less got a bigger bump.

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Hope Shaw-Patillo, TN

More than 200 corrections workers in Shelby County, Tennessee, represented by AFSCME Local 1733 saw their pay rise by as much as 20% following actions taken by membership.

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Lorna Davison

When Lorna Davison isn't serving her community as a victim advocate for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, she is serving as a poll worker.

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Never Quit: Saqiyna Gray

Saqinya Gray, a paraprofessional/small group reading specialist at Stanton Elementary in Washington, D.C., is a beloved member of the school staff.

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Stacey Abrams Address

Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams fired up the 45th AFSCME International Convention on Tuesday, telling attendees to vote and reassuring them they can change the world.

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AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler

Liz Shuler is president of the 57 unions and 12.5 million members of the AFL-CIO.

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Never Quit Program

Saqinya Gray, a paraprofessional/small group reading specialist at Stanton Elementary in Washington, D.C., is a beloved member of the school staff.

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Day 2 Organizing Program

Fed up and fired up, workers are organizing through AFSCME like never before. Their jobs vary greatly, but several new AFSCME members shared riveting stories of their organizing efforts.

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Rabble Rouser

Worker-owned chocolate factory and cafe, Rabble Rouser, is proof of a union’s value. By joining AFSCME, the factory has strengthened diversity, connected with its community, and lifted up workers’ voices.

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Welcome to Philadelphia

We are so excited to be #AllTogether in Philadelphia for our 45th International Convention!

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Front-Line Heroes

When the world shut down, we stood up. Front-line public service workers put their health and safety on the line to ensure our communities kept running during the pandemic. Now we tell our AFSCME family: Thank you.

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The Power of Us

When we share our power, there’s nothing we can’t achieve. That’s the power of us.

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NWSLPA President Tori Huster

Tori Huster was elected president of the National Women's Soccer League Players Association in 2020. The NWSLPA is the newest union to join the AFL-CIO.

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BCTGM President Anthony Shelton

Anthony Shelton is the International President of The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union. BCTGM members make the food that we see on the shelves at the grocery store every day.

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Student Debt

An IT professional with the New York City Fire Department, Laura Morand had nearly $200,000 in student debt forgiven after her union helped her navigate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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The Union Difference

From negotiating strong contracts at the workplace to helping pass laws that benefit workers in communities across the country, the union difference is as powerful as ever.

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Epic Tales: Sonia Moseley

Watch as Sonia Moseley, a retiree from United Nurses Associations of California, Chapter 1199 recounts her firsthand experience taking charge to organize and make change for registered nurses of Southern California.

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Never Quit: Keith Lowry

Keith Lowry, a paramedic in northern Arizona and member of AFSCME Local 2960, was first inspired by his fifth-grade teacher, who devoted the last 30 minutes of class to first aid.

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Never Quit: Ann-Marie Clark-Borden

Ann-Marie Clark-Borden, a member of AFSCME Local 1526 (Council 93), is the first woman and first African American to serve as the carpenter foreperson at the Boston Public Library.

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Chris Guesman, OH

When it came time to renegotiate their contract, AFSCME members in Cortland, Ohio stood together to make sure they got the best deal they could get.

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Highlights from Elissa McBride's Keynote Address

Highlights from Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride’s keynote address to delegates on the second day of AFSCME’s 45th International Convention.

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Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride's Keynote Speech

Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride delivers her keynote address to delegates on the second day of AFSCME’s 45th International Convention.

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Highlights from Stacey Abrams' Address

Stacey Abrams addressed AFSCME members in the Convention Hall, urging delegates to harness their power and vote.

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All Together Stronger

Members from across AFSCME discuss the best practices that have helped them grow their unions.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro addresses delegates on the opening day of AFSCME’s 45th International Convention in Philadelphia.

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President McEntee Tribute

As AFSCME president for 31 years, Jerry McEntee led our union to historic growth through aggressive organizing while also making AFSCME a political powerhouse.

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AFSCMEow

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PEOPLE Awards

Watch to see the winners of the 2022 PEOPLE Awards!

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