AFSCME Local 365 members won a decisive victory in Nashua on Election Day, playing a key role in electing a 6-3 pro-worker majority to the school board that will hopefully spell final defeat for efforts to privatize school custodial services. The election night win was the culmination of a more than two-year battle against a reckless outsourcing plan that would replace approximately 100 dedicated, professional school custodians with contract employees.
History was made this month when AFSCME Local 298-backed candidate Joyce Craig was elected as the first female mayor of Manchester, NH. Mayor-Elect Craig won the November 7th election handily with a 53% to 47% margin over incumbent Ted Gatsas, who has led the city since 2010.
Leominster, MA- It's only two months into the school year in Leominster, but school officials have already acted to abandon their experiment with privatization. After numerous complaints from teachers, staff, and students about dirty and uncleaned school buildings; rodent sightings; multiple no shows by contracted workers; and generally poor learning and working conditions, the Leominster School Committee voted October 17th to re-hire the AFSCME school custodians, who were laid off in July. The twenty-seven Local 1817 members returned to work for the first time on November 13th.
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A nonpartisan analysis shows that the true intent of the Senate tax bill – raise taxes on working families, cut taxes for the rich and big companies.
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In fighting to pass the DREAM Act, AFSCME affirms its commitment to strengthening all working families, no matter their country of origin.
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AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Elissa McBride writes that striking workers at a Lebanon, Pennsylvania, nursing home seek basic dignity, respect.
We at Council 93 know how hard you work each and every day on the job. As your Executive Director and your President, we want to assure you that we are continuously striving to match your hard work by finding new, better and more efficient ways to provide you with the quality representation and service that you deserve. Read More
Working within a diverse array of fields ranging from correctional officers to school cafeteria workers, Council 93 members are a vital component of the essential public services that keep our states, municipalities and public facilities safe, clean, and running smoothly. Read More
As an AFSCME member, you know you always have an advantage at the bargaining table. But did you also know your AFSCME membership can provide you with a big advantage when you shop? Through the AFSCME Advantage Program, you can secure big discounts on everything from travel to cell phone service. Read More