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You can now access your AFSCME Membership card your smart phone!

In January 1993, Joann Mapp shared a powerful message on a conference call with newly elected President Bill Clinton.

The following is adapted from remarks delivered by President Saunders at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s Martin Luther King Day Breakfast on January 14, 2023.

Union family, it’s a great honor to spend this special day with you, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as we reflect on his sacrifice and recommit to his work.

AFSCME Council 93 Delivers Holiday Cheer to Crossroads Family Center

East Boston, MA- This holiday season, AFSCME Council 93 partnered with Crossroads Family Center in East Boston to help make the holiday season a little brighter for the dozens of families who rely on Crossroads’ services. Council 93 leaders and staff, along with a surprise visit from Santa, delivered several truckloads of toys, diapers, clothing, and other household essentials to the Crossroads Family Shelter just in time for Christmas.

As an AFSCME Member you, and your family, are eligible to apply for a number of different scholarships to help offset the costs of higher education. Below are details on two scholarship programs with deadlines approaching. Apply today!

Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, including AFSCME members, have seen their student loans forgiven under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

There are 7-days until the 2022 Elections! Do you have a few hours to help support candidates who support working people?

The ME AFL-CIO has released a scorecard for all state legislators in Maine.  Note that one of the issues on which legislators were measured includes their vote on LD 575, the now-law that creates a rebuttable presumption that a corrections officer who contracts heart disease or hypertension received that

Many AFSCME members work in high-stress fields such as public safety, health care, emergency medical services and firefighting. Their jobs have become even more stressful since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many of these workers to put their and their families’ well-being at risk while serving their communities.

But when these everyday heroes face mental health issues as a result of the high-stress environment and duties that expose them to trauma, they are often expected to deal with such challenges on their own.

It’s time to change that.

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