United EMS Workers-AFSCME Local 4911


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What makes our union strong is that we have each other's backs.

Our union brother and Sacramento EMT, Matthew Freeman, needs our help.

In 2006, Matthew was diagnosed with a bone disease called Fibrous Dysplasia requiring removal of a tumor from his skull. Sadly, the tumor has returned, and he will need surgery again. Due to his medical issues, he has no remaining PTO to support himself during the recovery process. We're asking you to please help support Matthew Freeman by making a



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Fellow Members of United EMS Workers,

I’d like to thank all of our supporters and all the members of our union. The vote was clear and decisive, with as much as 70% of those that voted, voting for myself and the other candidates on our ticket. Our team views this overwhelming majority as a clear mandate for change. The members have spoken – they want our union run differently and they want a change. I will work hard for this union. Along with the other officers and members of the new Board of Directors, we are going to get this mess straightened out.

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Ebola Update for AFSCME Members

The United EMS Workers and AFSCME are concerned about the Ebola outbreak just like the rest of the nation. But unlike the concerned public, we are on the front lines providing vital healthcare services to the public, including patient care, emergency medical response, hospital triage, and environmental cleaning services.

"EMS professionals are often the first point of contact for people seeking medical attention, and we will need intensive training to properly deal with the Ebola virus," said Sami Abed, paramedic and president of AFSCME Local 4911. "Right now our union is working with local officials to ensure companies implement the highest standards to protect workers and patients."

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The American Arbitration Association (AAA) counted the ballots for the leadership election on Thursday, October 9th, and the results are below. The AAA certified election results have been approved by the election committee.

President: Sami Abed
Vice President: John Riddle
Secretary: Dave Styles
Treasurer: Craig Dailey

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