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Paraprofessional educators at Prince George's County Public Schools are required to pass the ParaPro Assessment test or earn at least 48 college credits by June 2022 to retain their positions.

AFSCME mourns the loss of Mildred Wurf, a beloved member of our union family, a pioneer

Striketober and Strikesgiving are over, but worker strikes are still going strong.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is getting a big promotion.

Georgia Veiga has been a proud member of AFSCME New Jersey Local 3440 for the last 17 years. She regularly seeks out opportunities to support companies that employ union workers. 

As the world marked the anniversary of the official start of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law and offered words of hope to a weary nation.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the House of Representatives for passing the American Rescue Plan on Saturday and urged the Senate to follow suit as soon as possible.

Local 2250 members talked with Prince George’s Community Television this month about healthy and safety conditions at their schools.

In the first video, Transportation Chapter Representative Jossalyn Ford talks about the lack of supplies at 3:25:

There is good news for AFSCME members looking to pursue higher education. AFSCME Free College has made its bachelor’s degree completion program a permanent benefit.

That means that AFSCME members and their families can earn a bachelor’s degree for free, making an even wider choice of career options a possibility for more people.

Here’s a sure sign of new leadership in Washington. There’s a renewed push to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, an idea that went nowhere when the Trump administration and anti-worker members of Congress were in power.

The nurses of Prince George's County Public Schools began giving out COVID-19 vaccines at the Sports and Learning Complex on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31. 

Local 2250 Vice President Denise Yon, an RN at Northwestern High School, showed up to help in the vaccination efforts that weekend. Pictured here on the left, she is talking with Carolyn Winbush, an RN at Ernest Just Middle School, at the start of their 12-hour shift.