AFSCME Council 93 represents more than 45,000 state, county and municipal employees in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.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.
The more than 6,000 AFSCME members working at 27 public university, state and community college campuses in Massachusetts make up the backbone of one of the most and respected and effective public higher education systems in the world. Thousands of individuals and families rely on Council 93’s human services workers to deliver skilled and compassionate care. Our state and county corrections officers in Maine and Massachusetts put their lives on the line every day guarding dangerous inmates in an unpredictable environment. Our Massachusetts Department of Youth Services workers are the unsung heroes of a juvenile justice system that seeks to rehabilitate youthful and young adult offenders, many of whom have a history of violent crimes. AFSCME members at the Burlington International Airport in Vermont make sure passengers are cleared for a safe takeoff by maintaining the runways at the city-run transportation hub, while our municipal highway department employees in New Hampshire and throughout New England clear the roads of snow and quickly fill the potholes that pop up everywhere after a long winter.
In addition to these and thousands of other dedicated public employees, AFSCME Council 93 also represents private-sector employees at a number of mental health facilities and community-based homes for the developmentally disabled in the Council’s four-state region.
AFSCME Council 93 is not only one of the most effective and respected labor organizations in Northern New England, we’re also one of the fastest growing unions in the region. More than 7,500 homecare providers in the state of Vermont recently voted to join AFSCME. The vote came less than one year after AFSCME secured passage of an historic new law that allowed these workers to form a collective bargaining unit.
Whether you’re enjoying safe passage on a clear road in the midst of a blizzard; trusting in the skills of a direct care worker in a healthcare facility or in your home; spending time enjoying a neighborhood or state park; or relying on public higher education to prepare your child for the future; chances are you are benefiting from the hard work of an AFSCME Council 93 member.
Of course, the positive impact made by AFSCME members extends far beyond New England. Council 93 is an affiliate of AFSCME International, one of the most progressive and influential unions in the nation, representing 1.6 million active and retired members in 46 states.