The FY2016 budget proposed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives includes a provision that could spell the beginning of the end for a law that protects taxpayers and Massachusetts state and higher education workers from faulty privatization proposals.
State Representatives will debate and vote on the proposed House FY2016 budget next week. Council 93 is grateful to members of the House who are working closely with us to: oppose privatization; protect the essential services our members provide; and fight to reverse the trend of shifting GIC health insurance costs onto state and higher education workers.
Like legislation passed by the House on March 25, the Senate bill would allow eligible workers to add five years to their age, years of service, or a combination thereof. In an effort to entice workers who are already eligible for the maximum pension benefit, the Senate bill would also allow for one-time incentive payments to workers who agree to retire. The House bill includes no such provisions.
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