Independent voters are expected to play a significant role in the governor's race. According to the Pan Atlantic SMS poll, LePage has the advantage, favored by 38.7 percent of the independent respondents to Michaud's 28.5 percent and Cutler's 26.7 percent. Nearly 53 percent of respondents said they have an unfavorable view of the governor. More than 56.1 percent have a favorable view of Michaud, compared with nearly 44 percent for Cutler.
Where's our 3 percent raise? - John Chambers reports from Burlington on a battle involving union workers and their supporters at one of the largest employers in the state of Vermont. The Howard Center in Burlington, VT LAST YEAR, representatives of AFSCME Council 93 successfully pushed for state legislation in Vermont to appropriate additional funds for a small but much-needed 3 percent wage increase for direct-care service providers at the Howard Center, the state's largest human services organization, with programs ranging from crisis and counseling services to support for individuals with disabilities. The funds were transferred to the Howard Center on November 1 of last year--but none of the money found its way to Howard Center employees.
From Taunton Gazette Jim Durkin, assistant director of legislation for AFSCME Council 93 and a member of the Massachusetts State Legislature Mental Health Advisory Commission, praised the item. Today's action by the Massachusetts House of Representatives is fantastic news for the individuals, families and many other stakeholders who rely on the high quality care delivered by the workers at Taunton State Hospital, Durkin said in a release. The 45 beds provided for in the House budget would ensure that the facility survives for another fiscal year. It also provides the strong base needed to allow the facility to expand in the future and ensures that comprehensive mental health services are available in all regions of the commonwealth.
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