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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

Striketober and Strikesgiving are over, but worker strikes are still going strong.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – AFSCME President Lee Saunders visited Massachusetts recently to deliver remarks at an annual Harvard University Law School event commemorating the life and work of former AFSCME International President Jerry Wurf.

BROOKLINE, Mass. – Nearly 200 AFSCME members descended on Brookline Town Hall recently to protest management's decision to back out of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) reached by both parties after several months of contract negotiations.

Town employees and members of other unions showed their disappointment with Brookline Town Administrator Melvin Kleckner and Human Resources Director Sandra DeBow through chants and signs and urged the Board of Selectman to vote on the MOA.

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – After years of problems with private contractor Aramark, including thefts from schools and students, the city school committee has voted to bring daytime custodial services back in house.

Ironically, Chelmsford's vote to reverse course comes as Nashua, NH school board officials are considering a plan to outsource the city's school custodians to a private contractor over the objections of many parents, teachers and community members.

FROM BOSTON GLOBE January 18, 2016

State Auditor Raps Roxbury Community College

By Laura Krantz Globe Staff January 18, 2016

Roxbury Community College has abandoned a plan to privatize its information technology department after the state auditor criticized the school for failing to competitively bid the deal, documents show.

An agreement reached today between AFSCME Council 93 Local 1489 and the Boston Medical Center (BMC) will provide a number of current members of the Local with a meaningful pay raise and set a new minimum starting hourly rate of $15.12 for all new part-time, full-time and per-diem employees at the hospital.

City board reaffirms custodial bid process

By TINA FORBES
Staff Writer

NASHUA - In the last scheduled meeting of the year, the Nashua Board of Education forged ahead critiquing a Request for Proposals for custodial vendors, while also taking a moment to reaffirm the board's reasons for seeking bids in the first place.

REP PRESSING TO COVER ALL PUBLIC WORKERS WITH DEATH BENEFIT

From the State House News Service 10/29/15

Line of duty death benefits afforded to public safety officials like police officers and firefighters should be extended to all public employees in Massachusetts, according to a state representative and public employee union official, who cite cases of families struggling in the wake of deaths of their loved ones.

Check out the Fall Edition of the 93 Beacon - the online newsletter of AFSCME Council 93. This edition includes a number of interactive links to Council 93 radio commercials, press articles and other items of interest.

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