Most people know that the origins of Labor Day can be traced back to the late 19th century when workers and their unions were fighting for fair wages and better working conditions. But not too many are aware that one of the first official holidays to honor American workers was born right here in the Council 93 region. A little over 127 years ago, in 1887, Massachusetts joined four other states in passing legislation that set aside a day to honor and reflect on workers' struggles and the sacrifices they made to build our country into the greatest in the world.
Not only were Mr. Allen’s comments insulting to union members, they were also inaccurate. Nearly 12 percent of the roughly 23,000 registered voters Allen hopes will support him are members of a union. Our union, AFSCME Council 93, has nearly 300 union households in the district alone. But the real problem here is that Allen skipped an opportunity to educate voters on the many accomplishments by labor that have benefited countless individuals and families who are not fortunate enough to be part of a union. Higher wages, paid sick and vacation time, and important workplace safety standards are a few of labor’s victories that have since been incorporated into many non-union jobs.
AFSCME COUNCIL 93 AND SEIU LOCAL 888, THE ALLIANCE - UNIT 2 Reach a Tentative Agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a three (3) year successor bargaining agreement. The contract ratification date is set for July 10th. The Alliance Bargaining Committee Overwhelmingly Supports the Ratification of this Contract!
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