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With the critical 2022 primary election less than three months away, leaders of AFSCME Council 93 have voted unanimously to place their support behind a group of four candidates seeking statewide o

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived at a time when our nation’s health care workers were already experiencing burnout.

Earlier this week, Local 2948 President Brad Gallant and Local 3485 President Kevin Drake spoke to The Boston Globe about the chronic understaffing and underfunding at the more than 140 parks, reservations, reservoirs, and beaches managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
A state-commissioned report released in December found that full-time staff at DCR has dropped by 300 since 2009, about 25 percent, while the use of

If you are one of the thousands of Massachusetts residents or visitors who will enjoy the thrill of catching a trout this Memorial Day weekend, know that before that fish ended up on the end of your line it was the hard work of dedicated AFSCME members with Local 2948 who helped put it there. While the MassWildlife Technicians cannot reel it in for you, their hard work and dedication makes sure that the fish are there for the public to enjoy.

CJ Alicandro (left) is pictured with a few of their colleagues. Photo credit: AFSCME Council 75.

CJ Alicandro (left) is pictured with a few of their colleagues. Photo credit: AFSCME Council 75.

AFSCME Council 93 is delighted to announce that we have come to agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on providing significant, permanent wage increases for critically important state employees.  These employees include more than 5,000 human service workers in the Departments of Developmental Services, Mental Health and Youth Services, all of whom provide direct care services to the State’s most vulnerable populations throughout the Commonwealth. 

This is a critically important budget alert for AFSCME public sector employees in Massachusetts!  

American Red Cross (ARC) workers, including many AFSCME members, are rallying this week in cities nationwide to fight back against mistreatment from their employer and demand a fair contract. The protests are being held in Washington; Lansing, Michigan; Peoria, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Pomona, California; and San Diego.

UPDATE 4-4-2022: Press coverage from the May Day Rally with quotes from Council 93 staff LINK

AFSCME COUNCIL 93 IS PROUD TO AWARD AN ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP OF $1,000 [PER YEAR OF ENROLLMENT] TO 5 RECIPIENTS SELECTED BASED ON THEIR ESSAY SUBMISSIONS

Award Criteria: Applicants must submit a 500 to 750 word, typed essay based on the prompt: ''UNIONS HAVE BEEN IMPORTANT TO MY FAMILY BECAUSE ...