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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

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.

As public employees continue to put their lives on the line every day while most of the country shelters safely at home, newly-filed legislation in Massachusetts would provide retroactive time and a half compensation to ALL PUBLIC EMPLOYEES who are required to work outside their home during the state of emergency period declared on March 11.

The legislation (House Docket 4970) was filed by State Representative Tackey Chan and already has 36 co-sponsors.

Dear AFSCME Member:

Last week, I wrote to thank you for continuing to deliver the vital services you provide as we work through this global public health crisis, and to seek your input on how we can continue to address your needs.

Before the announcement early Wednesday of an unprecedented $2 trillion deal to combat the coronavirus pandemic, AFSCME President Lee Saunders and three front-line workers put pressure on federal lawmakers to come through with a robust aid package for state and local governments so they can rebuild decimated public services.

Dear AFSCME Members:

As you and your AFSCME Brothers and Sisters continue to work during these unprecedented times, I want to take moment to thank you for all that you are doing to help our states and communities move through this public health crisis.