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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 

From Taunton Daily Gazette

Rory Schuler, City Editor
Taunton Daily Gazette
May 14, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Taunton State Hospital may have a fighting chance.

A state budget proposal released by the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee calls for the retention of the 45 beds still in use at the facility, despite the governor’s call for closure.

MONTPELIER - The leader of an organization of the HowardCenter and 15 other providers of developmental and behavioral health-care services in Vermont is working overtime in Montpelier right now to convince legislators to strip language in the budget that would mandate a 2% increase for direct care workers.

AFSCME Parking Enforcement Officers Literally Dodge a Bullet on the Job

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BOSTON - The longstanding problem of physical assaults on AFSCME City of Boston Parking Enforcement Officers reached violent and disturbing heights early yesterday morning when an attempt was made on the lives of two officers as they were doing their jobs near 67 Washington Street in Dorchester.  

Christian Schiavone
The Patriot Ledger
Apr. 30, 2014

From the Patriot Ledger

A group of laid-off crossing guards have been offered their jobs back after a state appeals board ruled that the town unfairly eliminated them and replaced them with lower paid, non-union workers.


From Weymouth News
April 24, 2014


By Ed Baker

recent ruling by the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board could pave the way for 14 school traffic supervisors who were laid off in June 2010 under a budget cut to return to their jobs and receive back pay.

Scarborough, ME - AFSCME corrections officers in Maine got a preview last night of the type of labor-friendly governor Mike Michaud would make when the candidate stopped by a regular monthly meeting of Local 2968 in Scarborough.
 


From Socialistworker.org
April 15, 2014

The Socialist - John Chambers reports from Burlington on a battle involving union workers and their supporters at one of the largest employers in the state of Vermont.

The Howard Center in Burlington, VT