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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 

Burlington, VT – In yet another sign that Local 1674 is becoming stronger by the day, AFSCME members working at Vermont’s Howard Center turned out in force last night for a meeting of the organization’s board of directors.
 

REPORT: MASS. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES “WAY BEHIND,” AFFECTING ER OPERATIONS

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By Michael Norton
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

After several months of attempting to convince Vermont’s largest human services provider to comply with a state law mandating a modest pay three-percent increase for its workers, Council 93 is hauling the organization into court to get members the money they both need and deserve. 

From Taunton Daily Gazette

TAUNTON — Massachusetts Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley said on Saturday that she supports Taunton State Hospital and keeping the facility open for mental health care in the future.

A group of custodians working at St. Michael's College in Vermont set new standards for fair pay and working conditions on the campus by ratifying the first union contract in the 110 year history of the college.
 

AFSCME.ORG Blog
by Olivia Sandbothe  |  December 16, 2013

As attacks on working people continue across the nation, it can feel like there’s no one in Congress willing to stick up for the middle class. But at least one Senator is speaking out on labor issues.  On Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addressed AFSCME's International Vice Presidents at the union's headquarters.

by Clyde Weiss  |  December 13, 2013


AFSCME members join the nation in honoring the 20 children and six adult educators of Sandy Hook Elementary School slain in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

BOSTON - A committee of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union leaders representing more than 2,000 men and women working for the City of Boston today voted unanimously to endorse State Representative Martin Walsh's candidacy for Mayor of Boston.