Mandy Roberts-Amo is a teacher’s assistant at an elementary school in upstate New York, where she helps a legally blind child get through his day. His name is Jonathan. To Mandy, helping Jonathan learn and improve is more than a job, it’s a calling. And that’s in part because to her Jonathan is more than a student.

On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a tragedy unique in our history.

The adopted changes will reduce investments in fixed income securities and domestic stocks and redirect these reductions to alternative investments, i.e., real estate, hedge funds.  This reallocation intends to improve the rate of return (ROR) on the ERS portfolio.

AFSCME mourns the loss of Alvin Turner, a participant of the 1968 Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation workers’ strike for higher wages, better working conditions and the right to organize.