Council 93 Welcomes Brookline, MA Educational Secretaries to the AFSCME Family 02/28/2013

AFSCME Council 93 proudly welcomes 45 new members serving as educational secretaries in the Town of Brookline, MA. The group voted unanimously last night to increase their power at the bargaining table and in the corridors of government by affiliating with AFSCME.

The vote last night was the latest in a string of successful organizing campaigns under the new leadership team at Council 93. As new members continue to join AFSCME, Council staff and leaders are fulfilling promises made during our organizing campaigns. We recently secured first contracts for 55 newly organized clerical workers and managers at the Springfield, MA Housing Authority and 55 clerical and library workers in the Town of South Hadley, MA

Many other promising organizing initiatives are in the works in the Council's four-state region including a landmark campaign in Vermont that would add nearly 6,000 homecare workers to the Council 93 ranks. The Council is working in partnership with the International Union to organize these homecare workers while simultaneously making great strides in moving legislation in the Vermont State House that would allow them to collectively bargain with the state for the first time in history. Many AFSCME leaders have volunteered their time to do home visits in the Vermont campaign including our President Charlie Owen, Sergeant-At-Arms Paul Faria and Executive Board Member Tiger Stockbridge.