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About Us

We are AFSCME Florida

America’s communities never rest.
Streets need cleaning. Families need care. Students deserve well-run schools, and our neighborhoods demand safety. That’s why people who work in public service never stop. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. Nobody does this work to get rich. It’s hard work, and it’s largely unsung. The work matters because it means something to make a community better. In fact, it means everything.

AFSCME believes that every person working to sustain their community better deserves respect.
We show ours through action—fighting to secure opportunity for AFSCME members wherever, and whoever, they are. We negotiate better pay and benefits because fighting for every member’s future is a form of respect. We educate about the issues that keep working families up at night because informed advocates command respect. And we organize because respect is offered to individuals who build power together. 

When people in public service connect, big things happen. Fairness. Equality. Democracy.
AFSCME is the union that honors solidarity without conformity—drawing each member’s story into a force of experience and commitment that can’t be ignored. That’s how we win better lives for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our country. For people proudly committed to the public service that makes America happen, we never quit.

AFSCME Florida's Allies

  • The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union. AFSCME members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in communities across the nation, serving in hundreds of different occupations — from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers — AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and freedom and opportunity for all working families.
  • The Florida AFL-CIO represents approximately 500 local labor unions and labor councils, representing over 900,000 workers, retirees and their families across Florida.
  • For Florida’s Future connects issues and elections, because the two go hand-in-hand. Strong issue advocacy leads to better campaigns, better campaigns lead to better elections, and better elections lead to stronger outcomes on the issues that we care about in Florida.
  • The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is a national organization representing the interests of approximately 2 million Latino and Latina trade unionist throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.