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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 

AFSCME Council 93 applauds the decision by SEIU to withdraw from the home care worker union election in Vermont. Their decision means that the more than 7,000 home care workers can now focus on working with AFSCME to secure better wages, benefits and training that will make them even better caregivers than they are now. This is a victory not only for the workers, but for the thousands of individuals and families who rely on them for quality care.

Letter: Vacation disparity between management, workers ‘glaring’
Source: Wicked Local Brookline

Brookline — It's not often that a public employee union finds itself thanking a group that tried to prevent a union contract from being funded. But an effort by Brookline PAX at last week's Town Meeting calls for just that.

A six-month legislative campaign spearheaded by AFSCME and aimed at providing Vermont's home care providers with collective bargaining rights ended triumphantly today when Governor Peter Shumlin signed SB59.

The law paves the way for AFSCME to complete a nearly two-year effort to organize these essential public caregivers and help them reap the benefits and respect that comes with being a union member.

A small team of AFSCME members running the town wastewater treatment plant in Uxbridge, MA recently received New England-wide recognition from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for "exceptional work in operating and maintaining the plant."

Members of AFSCME Local 1343 recently took time to celebrate the extraordinary public service of three of their members. Local 1343 President and Council 93 Executive Board Member Karl LaBounty, and Local members David McWilliams and Bill Rasch were honored for reaching a combined 101 years of service in the jobs.

Council 93 Executive Director Frank Moroney's recent election to the AFSCME International Executive Board was formalized today at a swearing in ceremony with AFSCME International President Lee Saunders in Washington, DC.

President Saunders administered the oath of office to Moroney during a meeting of the AFSCME International Executive Board. While Moroney has been serving as the International Vice President (IVP) from Northern New England since December, today marked the first executive board meeting since his election.

AFSCME Council 93 proudly welcomes 45 new members serving as educational secretaries in the Town of Brookline, MA. The group voted unanimously last night to increase their power at the bargaining table and in the corridors of government by affiliating with AFSCME.



BOSTON - The Executive Board of Council 93 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) today voted to endorse Congressman Edward J. Markey's candidacy for the United States Senate.