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On Monday, May 6th we need your help to save AFSCME jobs in Medford and Rowley! Come support our AFSCME brothers and sisters in Locals 3338 and 2905.

Here is the latest edition of The 93 Beacon!

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

"Congratulations to the members of AFSCME Local 1700 Duxbury School Custodians on their victory over a short-sited plan to privatize custodial services in Duxbury this morning. These members mobilized a campaign to educate the public on the pitfalls of privatization, were a constant presence at events in town, galvanized support from parents, students, and the community, and ultimately prevailed.

The last few years have seen a rise in worker momentum, with unionized workers raising their voices to demand higher pay, safer working conditions and more.

AFSCME Council 93 continues to grow! Over the past few weeks hundreds of workers have voted union Yes!
  • Over 100 Salem Hospital Physicians voted to join Council 93!
  • Nearly 50 DPW workers in Stoughton, MA affliated with Local 362!
  • Over 70 School workers in Fairfield, ME joined Local 2178!
  • 20 Crossing Guards in Beverly, MA joined Local 2894!
  • Over 45 Cafeteria workers in North Andover, MA affliated with Local 2978!
Welcome to our newest union brothers and siste

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the White House’s announcement Thursday that the Biden administration will forgive student loans for an additional 78,000 borrowers — including many AFSCME members — under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

After an historic contract signing ceremony late last week with Mayor Michelle Wu in the Eagle Room at Boston City Hall, the Boston City Council today unanimously voted to approve funding for the AFSCME Council 93 Boston Citywide Contract!

This contract will provide significant base wage gains, more flexible working conditions and scheduling, increased time off, and more, with no major givebacks from the Union!

AFSCME President Lee Saunders congratulated Nicole Berner, a longtime labor lawyer and general counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), on being confirmed to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.