Corrections officers and employees have some of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Without them, our communities would be less safe and our prison system would be in jeopardy.
During National Corrections Officers and Employees Week, we remember the extraordinary services provided to us by our 85,000 sisters and brothers in AFSCME Corrections United and by officers and employees everywhere.
These women and men work hard in both maximum and minimum-security facilities, state prisons and county jails. “We will always honor the sacrifices corrections employees make on our behalf by standing with them in their struggle, which is also ours.
We will continue to oppose prison privatization and support our members’ calls for safety and dignity on the job, not only to ensure public safety, but also because it’s the right thing to do by our communities and our members.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees