Early on the morning of July 20, as most New Yorkers were preparing to go to work, emergency medical technician and DC 37 Local 2507 member Niall O’Shaughnessy was already on the job – literally up to his neck in the treacherous, choppy waters of the Hudson River, trying to save a young woman who had thrown herself in only minutes before. read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Yolanda Matos-McClintock, an EMS dispatcher and AFSCME shop steward, comes to the rescue on a daily basis. Her story, recently featured in the Sacramento Business Journal, highlights the importance of emergency response and how being in a union provides strength.
Ready for a voice on the job? Across the nation, public and private Emergency Medical Service professionals are uniting with AFSCME to have a voice on the job. Over 3,000 EMS professionals have recently joined AFSCME to elevate the profession and advocate for better emergency care. The numbers continue to grow. read more