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.

When municipal light plant officials in the town of Merrimac, Massachusetts need to build a power plant or complete some other big project, they don't turn to high-priced, profit hungry construction firm.Why? Because ratepayers already have a top-notch in-house team, and incredibly, they're the same people who keep the power system running smoothly every day.

From Nashua Telegraph September 22, 2015
Staff Writer

NASHUA - Union officials and Nashua teachers reacted Monday to the Nashua Board of Education's surprise announcement last week it would not continue a contract with union representing more than 100 custodians' at the end of the school year.

From Lowell Sun, Page 1 August 30, 2015

By Alana Melanson
Sun Staff

LOWELL -- Local dispatchers say the plan for a regional dispatch center in Tewksbury puts financial savings over public safety, and they worry it will lead to a loss of jobs and local knowledge while putting lives at risk.

More than 13 months of intensive contract negotiations has yielded a lucrative new contract for AFSCME members working at Vermont's Howard Center.

Council 93 is excited to release the second edition of The 93 Beacon, the new online newsletter of our union. The newsletter is part of our ongoing efforts to keep our members up-to-date on important union issues, including legislative proposals that could impact our rights and benefits. It will also be a source of information on training programs, valuable member only discounts and more. Perhaps most importantly, it will be a venue for featuring the important and difficult jobs that AFSCME members do every day on behalf of the public.

From Lowell Sun, 6/2/2015

By Alana Melanson
Sun Staff

LOWELL -- An Ayer man accused of stealing computer equipment while working as an Aramark custodian for Chelmsford Public Schools was released on personal recognizance Monday following his arraignment on a stolen property charge.

From Lowell Sun, Page 1 May 31, 2015

By Alana Melanson
Sun Staff

CHELMSFORD -- Only two months after Chelmsford Public Schools inked a deal with Aramark Education Services for janitorial services in 2011, a subcontracted employee was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of forging an opioid painkiller prescription.

The FY16 budget process in the Massachusetts State Senate proved to be highly-successful for Council 93.

More than 940 amendments were debated over three days, with final passage of the spending plan occurring just after midnight last night. The end result was a series of important victories for our union.