Horacio is a professor at Bowie State University in Maryland, and as you might imagine, he and his students are juggling a lot of changes this school year. Thankfully, Horacio’s union is there to make sure he’s being properly supported so he can focus on properly supporting the doctors, nurses, journalists, and teachers of tomorrow.
Thanks to AFSCME’s bargaining, even state employees such as myself who are not part of a union, benefited from a 4% pay raise between 2019 and 2020…it is only thanks to AFSCME’s efforts that I can rely on regular pay increases to keep up with inflation. Union membership is more important now than ever. As my students and I begin a new school year online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, unions ensure that labor is justly rewarded.