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MOMENT OF SILENCE HELD IN SOUTH FLORIDA IN REMEMBRANCE OF MEMPHIS SANITATION WORKERS KILLED IN 1968, SPARKING PIVOTAL STRIKE

Memorial Activity is one of many I AM 2018 Campaign Events Observing 50th Anniversary of Strike and Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PHOTOS OF THE EVENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE

AFSCME Florida is proud to represent the hard-working men and women who make our country and our state the great melting pot of cultures, ideas and people that it has been and will continue to be.

Tallulah Thomas a Behavioral Program Specialist with the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program at Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee released the following statement on behalf of her union, AFSCME Florida, following the passage of HB25:

“As a dedicated state employee, this bill is an attack on me personally and on the freedom and rights of all of my coworkers. House Bill 25 would silence us by taking away our voice through collective bargaining and would strip our right to choose if we want to be in a union or not.

Throughout the year, AFSCME Local 199 members have made volunteering one of the key union-wide goals to help build connections with the same people they serve every day working for Miami-Dade County. That community service has taken on many forms but also added importance after Hurricane Irma exposed just how big of an issue food insecurity is for many hard working families.

In state capitols and all the way to the Supreme Court, wealthy and powerful interests want to silence our voice and take away our freedoms. To fight back, we must lead with our values. We must stand up to say proudly who AFSCME is and what we stand for.