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For nearly forty years, the harmful and unjust Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) have robbed millions of retirees of tens of thousands of dollars in hard-earn

Faced with the management’s refusal to remedy unfair labor practices and address workers’ major priorities during contract negotiations, AFSCME Local 397 (District Counc

AFSCME is committed to helping you get the student debt relief you deserve.

The 2022 AFSCME Council 93 Memorial Scholarship winners were recently announced. Each year, the AFSCME Council 93 Memorial Scholarship Fund provides five individual one-thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships to students enrolled in a two-year or four-year accredited college, recognized technical, or trade school. Awarded in memory of all of our departed members, the scholarship is renewed for each year of attendance.

For nearly forty years, the harmful and unjust Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) have robbed millions of retirees of tens of thousands of dollars in hard-earned Social Security benefits. These harmful policies disproportionately impact women- more than 84% of surviving spouses impacted by the GPO are women, and many are harmed by both the WEP and GPO.

Congratulations to the AFSCME-endorsed winners of yesterday’s primary election in Massachusetts!

  • Maura Healey, Democratic Nominee for Governor
  • Diana DiZoglio, Democratic Nominee for State Auditor
  • Bill Galvin, Democratic Nominee for Secretary of State

We are excited to continue to work with these candidates as we move on to the general election on Tuesday, November 8th!

We all have an interest in who our elected leaders are, but for public sector workers the stakes are particularly high.  Elected officials have great influence over your wages and benefits, over the privatization of public services, and indeed just about every aspect of your work lives. 

In Massachusetts, the primary election is often where the real choices get made.  Council 93 encourages all of our members in Massachusetts to vote on Tuesday! 

Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced a number of policy changes that will ease the student loan debt burden for millions of American families. The program provides targeted debt relief for low and middle-income families, making student loans more manageable for current and future borrowers, extending the student loan repayment pause through the end of 2022, and expanding the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Thousands of AFSCME families could benefit from these policy changes.

On September 6th, AFSCME members in Massachusetts will help select the Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor.

Steward’s Training
Saturday, September 17th, 2022
First Congregational Church of Wareham
11 Gibbs Avenue - Groezinger Room
Wareham, MA 02571

AFSCME Council 93 will be conducting a Union Steward’s Training for any AFSCME member that is interested in attending. All members and current or newly elected Union Officers and Stewards are urged to attend.