Who We Are

United for Our Communities, Our Families, and Our Profession

After we voted for AFSCME, fifty of us showed up at a operations, met with management, and spoke with one voice. Twenty-four workers were put back to work.

With more than 24,000 EMS workers in both the private and public sectors, we are the nation’s fastest growing EMS union. We stand united with the 1.6 million members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO.

Our mission is to improve the standards in our profession so that we can better serve the public and make EMS work a viable and respected career path.  By joining with AFSCME, we have the strength and resources to get it done. Across the country we are improving EMS through collective bargaining and political action, while pushing back against cuts and declining standards.