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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

Faced with the management’s refusal to remedy unfair labor practices and address workers’ major priorities during contract negotiations, AFSCME Local 397 (District Counc

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

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.

We have great news to report in our ongoing efforts to get our Massachusetts Higher Education contracts approved and funded by the legislature. This afternoon, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released their version of the supplemental budget and like the house version which passed on March 9th, the Senate budget includes funding for our AFSCME Local 1067 contract and our AFSCME Local 507 contract for our members at UMass Dartmouth.

Boston Ratification Statement from Council 93 Executive Director Mark Bernard

“Today, AFSCME Council 93 members working for locals throughout the City of Boston voted to ratify a new three-year contract that recognizes their hard work, dedication, and commitment. There was an incredible turnout from the membership who voted overwhelmingly to support their new contract.

Boston, MA-Today marks a milestone for Local 1067 state college and university police officers in their long fight for retirement reclassification. HB2786 - An Act Providing for a fair and equitable Group 4 retirement benefit for police officers working on Massachusetts Public Higher Education Campuses— received a favorable recommendation from the legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Service and will now move to the House Ways and Means Committee for an in-depth cost analysis.

Portland, ME- Council 93 Local 481-07 members in Portland, Maine recently ratified a new three-year contract that recognizes their hard work and dedication. Through the advocacy and negotiating skills of Council 93 staff and the local leadership team, members will see wage increases, increased union protection language, more time off, and most importantly no give backs to city management over the life of the contract.

CONTRACT FUNDING UPDATE - MASSACHUSETTS HIGHER EDUCATION