Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes recently introduced a resolution calling on Congress to affirm its support for providing living wages, good benefits and fair working conditions to paraeducators, classroom assistants, bus drivers, custodial workers and others who are vital to our public education system.

“This afternoon, AFSCME Council 93 Boston Citywide members ratified a four-year contract that will provide significant base wage gains, more flexible working conditions and scheduling, increased ti

AFSCME’s “I AM Story” podcast has received a nomination for an NAACP Image Award in the “Outstanding Podcast – Limited Series/Short Form” category.

Despite the growing wave of worker organizing across the country, the union membership rate last year ticked down slightly, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today, underscoring the importance of initiatives like AFSCME’s Staff the Front Lines to fill job vacancies in the public sector.

Here is the latest edition of The 93 Beacon Newsletter!

In this issue we highlight recent Council 93 news and events:

AFSCME Council 93 City of Boston Locals reached two Tentative Contract Agreements with the City of Boston on January 17, 2024. The agreements are for FY2024-2026 and FY2027. Details of the agreements can be found below. A ratification vote is scheduled for January 30th. The Tentative Agreements call for significant base wage gains, more flexible working conditions and scheduling, increased time off, and more with no major givebacks from the Union. 

For John Campion, a monitoring officer with AmeriCorps, the potential for a federal government shutdown beginning this month brings fear, insecurity and frustration.

“Congratulations to the more than 850 Registered Nurses, Mental Health Specialists, and Community Residence Counselors at McLean Hospital who just ratified their first union contract with AFSCME Council 93! These workers saw through the scare tactics, delays, empty promises, and intense union busting efforts employed by management to vote union yes!

As the year comes to a close, I am celebrating the incredible surge of worker activism in 2023. Current and future members of AFSCME and many other unions were in the streets, on the picket lines, and at the bargaining table demanding fairness and respect. I want to also take a moment to recognize and celebrate some of the most inspiring activists in our AFSCME family: AFSCME retirees.