We have more progress to report regarding legislative funding for the one-time COVID bonus agreements signed in conjunction with our new contract.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Monday joined President Joe Biden and members of his administration, as well as a bipartisan group of lawmakers, for 

AFSCME members at working at mental health and public health hospitals in Tewksbury Massachusetts will soon be receiving badly-needed assistance from the United States Army Medical Corp, and according to AFSCME workers on the front lines, the aid can't come soon enough.

Local 700 member Salmira Mitchell says that she and her fellow direct care workers at the mental health facility in Tewksbury are struggling to get through every day and night as COVID infections among staff and patients continues to rise.

It’s become clear that relief bills Congress has approved thus far, including the record $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, won’t be enough to quell the health and economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What other aid should Congress provide? AFSCME has recommendations.

AFSCME members working on the front lines of the Covid-19 Pandemic will now receive some well-deserved financial recognition, thanks to an agreement reached this evening between AFSCME Council 93 and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Members working in state human services facilities and group homes will receive temporary pay increases of $5.00 or $10.00 per hour, as they continue to put themselves and their families at risk by delivering essential public services to the most vulnerable members of our society.

AFSCME members working for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) are hopping busy these days fulfilling a critical mission. They are helping Louisianans survive as the Bayou State’s economy buckles under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.

As state and federal elected leaders consider legislative proposals aimed at providing additional compensation to public-sector workers on the front lines of the Covid-19 Crisis, one elected leader has stepped forward and agreed to provide immediate 'hazard pay' increases to AFSCME state workers.

Updating wills before heading into work. Extending the lives of single-use masks. Self-isolating from their own families. These are just some of the shameful realities and conditions health care workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are facing each day.

The AFSCME International Executive Board has adopted the attached resolution addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. AFSCME is hard at work implementing the comprehensive resolution.

The resolution calls for:

As an Environmental Health Specialist in the City of Manchester, NH, there's not much in the public health arena that Local 298 member Karen Sutkus hasn't seen or done.