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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 

AG Martha Coakley shows support for Taunton State Hospital at campaign stop

From Taunton Daily Gazette

By Marc Larocque
Taunton Gazette Staff Reporter
October 1, 2014

TAUNTON — Gubernatorial candidate and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley reaffirmed her support for keeping Taunton State Hospital open during a campaign stop at the mental health care facility on Tuesday.

Support staff at Danvers school file unfair labor complaint

From the Boston Sunday Globe
September 14, 2014

By Bella Travaglini

Most people know that the origins of Labor Day can be traced back to the late 19th century when workers and their unions were fighting for fair wages and better working conditions. But not too many are aware that one of the first official holidays to honor American workers was born right here in the Council 93 region.  A 127 years ago, in 1887, Massachusetts joined four other states in passing legislation that set aside a day to honor and reflect on workers' struggles and the sacrifices they made to build our country into the greatest in the world.

Candidate 'honored' to receive the support of the “unsung heroes of AFSCME”

The AFSCME Council 93 Executive Board has voted to endorse Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to be the next Governor of the Commonwealth.  

The unanimous vote, held at the board’s recent meeting in Portland Maine, provides Coakley with strong support boost as she heads into the final months before the September 9, Democratic Primary.

BURLINGTON, VT - The more than three-year process to bring the benefits of union membership to more than 7,500 Home Care workers in Vermont today culminated with the signing of the workers first contract with the state.

The landmark tentative agreement recently reached between AFSCME Council 93 Local 4802 and the State of Vermont was recently the subject of a Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report.  The report is read every day by thousands of the nation’s foremost union leaders, labor and employment attorneys, legislators, business executives and government officials.  It provides reliable, analytical coverage of key labor legislation, court decisions, regulatory actions, administrative rulings, and collective bargaining news.  The Bl