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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.

Congratulations to the more than 700 seasonal employees at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst on the ratification of their first collective bargaining agreement with the university.

Council 93 is pleased to announce the publication 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.

The fight to secure long-overdue pay raises for AFSCME members at U-Mass Dartmouth is now the subject of legal action before the state's Division of Labor Relations (DLR).

The daughter of two long-time members of the Council 93 family was recently selected as one of just ten winners of a generous college scholarship from our International Union.

Riley Magner, a senior at Braintree High School in Massachusetts, will receive a $2,000 AFSCME Family Scholarship to help her and her parents meet the high cost of a college education.
The scholarship can be renewed for up to four years, making Riley eligible for a total of $8,000. in assistance.

BROOKLINE

The following is the text of a letter from Council 93 Executive Director Frank Moroney that was recently published in the Brookline Tab. Read the letter online here.

Letter: As spring approaches, don't forget DPW's work
Posted Mar. 16, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Canton. MA - The recent wave of winter storms has public works employees across New England working around the clock to keep our roads and highways clear and safe for passage.

Knowing how much the citizens and public safety personnel count on them, these workers have approached their jobs with a steadfast determination to work as hard and as long as it takes to get the job done. Recently, one AFSCME member took that that dedication to a new level - a level that nearly cost him his life.

"The past few days have reminded us all how fortunate we are to have an experienced, dedicated public workforce. While most people have been safe at home, AFSCME Council 93 members across New England have been working around the clock to make our highways, roads and sidewalks safe for passage. Many other AFSCME members working in human services and other essential positions have been on the job for days, with some sleeping at work to make sure they were there for the people who need them.


Council 93 is back on the airwaves with a radio campaign calling attention to the refusal of University of Massachusetts leaders to provide our members at U-Mass Dartmouth with a negotiated pay increase.