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AFSCME FLORIDA Council 79 Elects New Officers

For almost four years, as attacks against organized labor reached a fever pitch nationwide, AFSCME members in Florida responded by launching a fierce and unprecedented organizing campaign unlike an

Earlier this summer, Economic Self-Sufficiency Specialists within the Department of Children and Families worked with AFSCME Florida staff representatives to challenge a policy that limited how they could take their leave.

AFSCME Florida Members Endorse Andrew Gillum for Governor

Nikki Fried Endorsed for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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Tallahassee – Today, the hardworking men and women who help make Florida happen every day enthusiastically voted to endorse Andrew Gillum to be the state’s next governor.

Retiree leaders from across the country attended the AFSCME Retirees Council meeting that was held on Sunday and Monday, ushering in exciting new changes while fortifying members’ commitment to fighting for their union. 

A new class of officers was elected, and outgoing council officers, including Chair Gary Tavormina, president of New York Chapter 82; Vice-Chair Phyllis Zamarrippa, president of Colorado Chapter 76; and James “Jimmy” Moore, CSEA retiree and president of North Carolina Subchapter 165, were honored.

After the Supreme Court ruling, a message to my fellow former fair-sharers

When the City of Dania Beach approved the redevelopment of prime real estate along I-95 and within a stone’s throw of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades Cruise Port, it was clear this would be a multi-year project.

AFSCME Florida released the following statement from Executive Director Jana Weaver:

“When AFSCME members marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, they carried signs saying ‘I Am A Man,’ and they did it in violation of laws that tried to stop them from securing a safer and brighter future for their children. While we strongly believe in the rule of law, and are the union for many law and code enforcement personnel, we cannot support what is happening today along the southern border.

In an article for Florida Politics, Michael Moline details the latest report on the health of the state's retirement system after a meeting of the Florida Investment Advisory Council.

"Assets have grown by 10.5 percent since the start of the fiscal year, reaching a balance of $163.3 billion — $9.8 billion ahead of last year."