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Never Quit Awards

Honored for their public service, activism and innovation, 12 AFSCME members received the first ever Never Quit awards.


Never Quit Awards - Rachel Cooper

Rachel Cooper never quits. Cooking is her passion and as a cafeteria manager she nourishes the spirits, bodies and minds of the students at her school. Here's how they said thank you.

Rachel Cooper – Never Quit Service Award Recipient

Steadfast pride and dedication. That’s why Rachel Cooper was honored with AFSCME "Never Quit" Service Award.

Our Voices

During our 42nd International Convention, AFSCME members took time to tell their stories about fighting for fairness and justice in their communities.


Our Voices


Quitters Don't


Never Quit

What’s Your Story?

Jeremy Sanders, a senior animal keeper at the Bronx Zoo and president of AFSCME Local 1501 (DC 37), was one of the first delegates to share his story at the Storyline booth.

Clyde Weiss |

In Ohio, Giving Back to their Communities is What OAPSE Members Do

Members of the OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4 are helping relieve hunger for thousands of Ohio school children.

Clyde Weiss |

Megan Burger Is This Year’s 2016 Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship Recipient

Megan Burger, a U.S. Capitol tour guide, is this year’s winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship. She plans to study occupational therapy.

Clyde Weiss |

Cincinnati Unions Key to Successful Book Drive

Members of AFSCME Ohio Council 8 never quit giving back to their community. Their latest effort: donating more than 1,000 books to a Cincinnati school.

Joe Weidner, AFSCME Council 8 |

Boston Police Officer and AFSCME Member Saves Shooting Victim

Jonathan Cahill, a Boston Public Health Commission police officer and Local 787 member, was off-duty when a young man was shot nearby.

Zac Bears |

CSEA Retiree Finds Second Calling in Local Politics

With the help of local labor groups, this AFSCME retiree is running for office.

Olivia Sandbothe |

AFSCME Sanitation Worker Goes Viral

A smile, a wave, a cupcake and a friendship that went viral.

Anders Lindall |

Nursing Assistant Works to Improve Health Care in New Hampshire

For 32 years, nursing assistant Brenda Howard has never quit serving the patients of her community. And now she’ll serve her state on the new commission for health care workforce.

Zac Bears |

AFSCME Members Help Twin Cities Renters Find Better, Safer Homes

Members of AFSCME Local 668 (Minnesota Council 5) are helping low-income families find a decent place to live to raise their kids.

David Patterson |

EMS Workers Save Lives and Communities

On EMS Week, let’s remember and give thanks to the many EMS professionals who save lives and make their communities better.

Pablo Ros |

Q&A With Johanna Puno Hester

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Q&A with AFSCME’s Johanna Puno Hester.

Pablo Ros |

Does Your Pet Have Union Pride?

The union is all about supporting our families—including our pets. Share yours with us and see what happens next.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Correctional Sgt. Rick Neyssen: Professionalism Key to a Dangerous Job

It’s National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. In their honor, we share the story of Minnesota Correctional Sgt. Rick Neyssen.

John Noonan |
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