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AFSCME mourns the loss of Mildred Wurf, a beloved member of our union family, a pioneer

Boston, MA- More than 6,500 Council 93 members working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently received a combined total of $13.9 million in one-time COVID-19 Hazardous Duty Payments

After more than a year of negotiations, AFSCME Local 2948 DOT Units B/C have come to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on a new 3-year contract from

MASSDOT UNIT B CONTRACT UPDATES

UPDATE 8/10/2020- 
Council 93 has continuted to work with MassDOT, HRD, and the Comptroller's Office on the implementation of the Unit B CBA increases and the implementation of the remainder of the Classification Study.

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

  • New Leadership at Council 93
  • Janus Response Legislation
  • 13th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Maine State Contract Ratification
  • Council 93 Organizing Updates
  • And Much More

We are pleased to offer a series of free webinars to AFSCME members that will support your leadership development, strengthen your union-building skills, offer you innovative strategies to increase union activism during these unprecedented times.

Register for the webinars below. If you are not an AFSCME member, join today.

When you click "Register," there is a two-part process to complete registration for the classes:

LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU.

The Massachusetts House is now in session and will soon begin debating police reform legislation. AFSCME members still have time to contact their state representatives in support of the critical amendments listed below.

Contact information for your state representative including email addresses and phone numbers can be found by entering your home address in this link:

Earlier this week, the Massachusetts State Senate passed a far-reaching bill aimed at addressing longstanding, deep-rooted racism and bias within our law enforcement system. While we believe the action by the senate was well-intentioned, we also believe the bill that a majority of senators supported is fundamentally flawed.

In particular, we believe the provision in the senate's legislation that eliminates so-called qualified immunity protections were approved too hastily, and without due consideration and study of the likely impact.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve at least $1 trillion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns.

For the past several months AFSCME Council 93 has been working in coalition with other public sector-unions in support of HB4631. The legislation filed by State Representative Tackey Chan and co-sponsored by dozens of members of the house and senate, seeks to provide time-and-a-half pay to all public sector workers who have been required to work outside of their homes during the pandemic – retroactive to March 11th.