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AFSCME is committed to helping you get the student debt relief you deserve.

The 2022 AFSCME Council 93 Memorial Scholarship winners were recently announced. Each year, the AFSCME Council 93 Memorial Scholarship Fund provides five individual one-thousand dollar ($1,00

For nearly forty years, the harmful and unjust Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) have robbed millions of retirees of tens of thousands of dollars in hard-earn

Good news for federal student loan borrowers: This month, the Biden administration again extended the pause on student debt repayment – this time through Aug. 31.

We now have a timeline for all higher education raises, bonuses, and retro payments. Please see the information below for Locals 1776, 507, and 1067.

Local 1776

AFSCME members and working families are celebrating the Supreme Court confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose life experience and extraordinary legal career make her uniquely attuned to the challenges working people face.

The Senate confirmed Jackson today by a vote of 53-47. President Joe Biden nominated her as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in February after Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement.

A new Center for American Progress (CAP) report describes how state and local governments, having already shed critical public service jobs since the Great Recession, have lost 695,000 more since the onset of the pandemic.

Because the services these jobs deliver are critical to society’s functioning, state and local governments must invest in job creation.

On March 30, 2022 Maine Governor Janet Mills and AFSCME Council 93 Executive Director Mark Bernard signed a new two-year contract for AFSCME state employees in the Maine Departments of Corrections (DOC) and Health and Human Services (HHS). 

Key provisions of the contract include:

Cambridge, MA- After two and a half years of intense negotiations with management, Local 2353 Massachusetts Institute of Technology library professional have ratified their first union contract. On March 30, 2022 the 60 MIT librarians ratified a new five-year contract by a vote of 45-0.   

Key provisions of the contract include:

The American Rescue Plan, which AFSCME members helped make a reality and which President Joe Biden signed into law a year ago, provided $350 billion in funding to states, cities and towns.