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The AFSCME Florida family grew yesterday after a unit of the medical staff with the Osceola County Corrections Department vote unanimously, seven to zero, in favor of securing their union voice and

Today, the dedicated public service workers of the City of Avon Park voted nearly 95% in favor of retaining their AFSCME contract and representation by AFSCME Local 3597.

Mental Health Awareness Month — observed in May since 1949 — is a time to focus on the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. It’s also a time to honor AFSCME behavioral health members who help people cope with and overcome such challenges.

As case managers, residential coordinators, outreach specialists, counselors and so much more in the public and private sectors, AFSCME members are on the front lines, making a real difference for individuals and families, and helping them on their journeys towards mental wellness.

As labor unions gain in popularity, workers’ rights remain under threat. But while private sector workers have the right to form unions under federal law, public service workers lack that same guarantee.

Today, the members of one of the newest AFSCME locals, Miami Gardens, voted 90% in favor of recertifying their union.

AFSCME Florida Administrator James Spears, Jr. released the following statement:

Today, after weeks of mail-in voting, the members and workers represented by AFSCME Local 2526 voted overwhelmingly to recertify their union. That means the citizens of Oakland Park will benefit from the city’s workers having a strong union contract following the vote count showing 100% in favor of recertification.

AFSCME Florida Administrator James Spears, Jr. released the following statement:

Today the hardworking men and women represented by AFSCME at New College of Florida voted 100% unanimously in favor of recertifying their union with a nearly 75% turnout. AFSCME Local 591, representing the will continue to ensure these dedicated workers have a protected voice in the services they deliver for students, faculty and the community.

AFSCME Florida Administrator James Spears, Jr. released the following statement:

Over the past few weeks, the hardworking blue-collar employees of the University of Central Florida represented by AFSCME Local 3345 voted by mail for the recertification of their union. This week, when the votes were counted, the results show the workers voted unanimously in favor of retaining their union with 83% voting in favor.

AFSCME Florida Administrator James Spears, Jr. released the following statement:

Over the past few weeks, the hardworking public service unit of Duval County Public School employees represented by AFSCME voted by mail for the recertification of their union. This week, when the votes were counted, the results show the workers voted unanimously in favor of retaining their union. 

AFSCME Florida Administrator James Spears, Jr. released the following statement: 

AFSCME Florida Statement on Recertification Win in Town of Surfside

Today the hardworking men and women represented by AFSCME in the Town of Surfside voted 89% in favor of re-certifying their union. AFSCME Local 929, representing the public service workers for the town will continue to ensure these dedicated workers have a protected voice in the services they deliver.

AFSCME Florida Administrator James Spears, Jr. released the following statement: