Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced a number of policy changes that will ease the student loan debt burden for millions of American families. The program provides targeted debt relief for low and middle-income families, making student loans more manageable for current and future borrowers, extending the student loan repayment pause through the end of 2022, and expanding the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Thousands of AFSCME families could benefit from these policy changes.

On September 6th, AFSCME members in Massachusetts will help select the Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor.

Steward’s Training
Saturday, September 17th, 2022
First Congregational Church of Wareham
11 Gibbs Avenue - Groezinger Room
Wareham, MA 02571

AFSCME Council 93 will be conducting a Union Steward’s Training for any AFSCME member that is interested in attending. All members and current or newly elected Union Officers and Stewards are urged to attend.

The elected leaders of AFSCME Council 93 are unanimously backing Diana DiZoglio in her campaign to be the next State Auditor of Massachusetts.

Last week, Council 93 President Charlie Owen, Executive Board Member Kelly Abreu, and Local 24 President Mary O’Brien traveled to San Antonio, TX with AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizers (VMOs) from around the country. The VMOs braved the Texas summer heat to talk to hundreds of City of San Antonio workers about the benefits of AFSCME membership and having a seat at the table! 

For Vermont Lieutenant Governor, the Council 93 Executive Board voted in early June, 2022 to endorse David Zuckerman. David formerly held the position of Lt. Governor but gave up the position two years ago to run for Governor. He’s back this year and we’d really like to see him in the Lt. Governor’s office again.

In an astonishingly dishonest turn of events, the Maine Republican Party has targeted Senate President Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) by posting lawn signs falsely linking him to the “Defund the Police” movement.  The lawn signs, which have begun popping up in Aroostook County, mimic the coloring and design of Senator Jackson’s own lawn signs, but with the phrase “Defund the Police” added.  Tiny print at the bottom of the signs discloses the truth – the signs have been paid for by the Maine Republican Party.