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.

After nearly three years of fighting, Council 93 has secured long-overdue retroactive pay increases for a group of Local 2968 members working as sergeants working in Maine State Correctional facilities. 

The 32 officers will receive the pay this week in two separate checks.  One check will include the full increase amount the union negotiated through collective bargaining, while the second check will include the non-taxable interest the state owes on the delinquent payments.

As Wisconsin voters prepare to head to the polls for landmark Senate recall elections, union volunteers are leaving no stone unturned and no door “un-knocked” in their efforts to win support for their candidates. 

Over the past several weeks more than 100 AFSCME volunteers from other states have joined an army of nearly 12,000 Wisconsinites in a historic grassroots campaign aimed ultimately

The Botelho Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Chelsea Mason-Basiliere as the 2011 recipient of the M. Michael Botelho Scholarship Award. 

A recent graduate of Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, MA, Chelsea will use the scholarship funds for tuition at Bridgewater State University, where she has been accepted as a member of the class of 2015. Chelsea is the step-daughter of Local 204 member and steward Michael Kaley, a custodian and groundskeeper for Central Berkshire Regional School District. 

With just twelve days to go before the historic Wisconsin Senate recall elections, AFSCME members from around the country are pouring into the state to take part in the final push for victory. 

More than eighty members, staff and friends of AFSCME Council 93 turned out at the Mount Hood Golf Course recently for a tournament to raise money for the union’s M. Michael Botelho Scholarship Fund. 

Despite blazing sun and record high temperatures that reached as high as 103 degrees, the 5th Annual Tournament drew a record 72 golfers all of whom enjoyed a great day on the picturesque 18-hole course in Melrose, MA. 

A delegation of Council 93 staff and members recently attended the union’s 2nd Next Wave Conference in Atlanta.  A three-day intensive event held earlier this month, the conference provided attendees with the information and tools needed to effectively combat the corporate-funded, right-wing attacks on working families and their unions.