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AFSCME President Lee Saunders called the victories of the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections “a bold mandate for change.”

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Here’s a crucial reason for working people to do all they can to help Jon Ossoff and the Rev.

On behalf of the MSEA Women's Concerns Committee:

It is that time of the year again to recognize the commitment and dedication of those who serve as a role model in promoting girls' and women's concerns.

The Dorothy Lloyd Women's Rights Award is named after a former MSEA (then MSTA) employee who dedicated her life to the advocacy of teachers and other education employees. This award is to honor an individual's outstanding efforts in the areas of girls' and women's rights.

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First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are well, healthy and safe, during this National crisis, due to the Coronavirus.

We are asking all member’s to remain engaged in our election process, as we have made some accommodations for members who choose to cast their vote, while also protecting their health and safety in the comfort of their homes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve at least $1 trillion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns.

AFSCME joined a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement that seeks to shift the moral narrative of our country and build power for poor and vulnerable people.

AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

In a statement, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said such protections are long overdue and represent an important step in the fight for equality and justice for all workers.

Economists of diverse backgrounds, who might otherwise disagree on a range of policy issues, spoke with a single voice on Monday on the need for Congress to provide robust aid to states, cities and towns.

Such aid, they said, is crucial in the midst of an economic crisis that is decimating state and local budgets and threatening essential public services that are critical to beating the pandemic and jumpstarting the economy.

As New York City became the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, emergency medical services (EMS) professionals, including AFSCME member Laura Hartnett, were working 16-hour shifts instead of their normal eight-hour shifts to respond to the flood of emergency calls.

Across the country in California, AFSCME member Blake

During Law Enforcement Week, we honor public safety officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We also recognize the unique role that first responders like AFSCME law enforcement members play during times of crisis.