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 

As part of an ongoing campaign to stop the planned closure of Taunton State Hospital, Council 93 is airing a radio commercial on FM and AM stations in Southeastern Massachusetts.

The commercial airs as AFSCME members, mental health advocates and other labor unions are preparing for a March 22 State House rally being spearheaded by State Senator Marc Pacheco and State Representative Patricia Haddad. 

A new leader took the helm of the Council 93 Executive Board today when e-board members voted unanimously to affirm Charles C. Owen Jr. as president.  Charlie assumed the role as president earlier this month following the resignation of former President Donene Williams.  Today’s action at the regularly-scheduled executive board meeting in Chatham, MA places Owen in the president’s seat until the next Council 93 Convention.

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 6, 2012…..Senate President Therese Murray called Monday for mental health resources to be available in “every community,” repeating the phrase for emphasis in front of Department of Mental Health officials who recently announced plans to close Taunton Hospital, a facility that serves Murray’s Cape Cod constituents.

The battle to stop the closure of Taunton State Hospital got off to a rousing start yesterday at a standing-room-only rally organized by State Senator Marc Pacheco – D Taunton.

Led by AFSCME Local 72 President and Council 93 Executive Board member Joanne Cooke, more than 50 AFSCME members working at the hospital turned out for the rally.  They were joined by a group of Council 93 Executive Board members and staff, and more than 150 mental health consumers, advocates, clergy members and other unionized employees of the facility.   

It wasn’t quite a “shot heard round the world,” but a group of library employees working for the Town of Concord, MA generated quite a bit of noise in the birthplace of the American Revolution this month when they courageously became the first group of non public safety employees to form a union. 

More than 70% of the workers used the majority authorization process (commonly referred to as card check) to form a collective bargaining unit, providing themselves and their colleagues, with a more secure future.

CONCORD, NH - The New Hampshire organized labor community chalked up a major victory yesterday when state Democratic and Republican lawmakers joined forces to kill Right-to-Work legislation in the Granite State.

NEW BEDFORD, MA - More than 350 New Bedford city employees are in position to recoup more than $3 million in back wages due to a violation of state collective bargaining law by outgoing New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang.

Maine County Corrections Officers See Through the Lies of Raider Organization and Vote to Stay With AFSCME
Dept. of Legislation, Political Action and Communications | Mon Aug 15, 2011

Faced with a choice of remaining with their current union or affiliating with an unproven and unaffiliated organization, a unit of county corrections officers in Maine recently voted overwhelmingly to stay with AFSCME.