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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

We have more progress to report regarding legislative funding for the one-time COVID bonus agreements signed in conjunction with our new contract.

Late last week, the Massachusetts State Senate passed its version of the federal relief budget. Like the house budget that has already passed, the senate budget includes money for bonuses.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Monday joined President Joe Biden and members of his administration, as well as a bipartisan group of lawmakers, for the signing ceremony of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The House of Representatives has passed President Joe Biden’s transformational bipartisan infrastructure plan, which Biden will soon sign into law. The passage earned praise from AFSCME President Lee Saunders, who, in a statement, said, “We are turning a corner.”

As solidarity actions and strikes sweep the nation, workers are making history by organizing their workplaces for the first time.

When workers belong to a union, they have a unified voice to create safer, stronger and healthier workplaces. Organizing is our most effective tool to determine workplace dignity, hours, working conditions and quality of life. Workers aren’t stuck with dangerous workplace conditions with poor wages and benefits. They can improve them, together.

The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act was introduced today in the House of Representatives by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.). The bill, which currently has 144 cosponsors, would set a minimum nationwide standard of collective bargaining rights that states must provide. It would empower workers to join together for a voice on the job not only to improve working conditions but to improve the communities in which they work.

We’ve said it before: Life is better in a union

Workers who belong to unions make more money than their nonunion counterparts. They have better health care insurance and retirement plans, more job security and safer working conditions. They’re happier.

We have more good news to report on the legislation funding our new contract.

Take a moment to sign the petition calling on Governor Baker to provide reasonable accommodations to our state employees who cannot or do not want to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Reasonable alternatives to the mandate include mandatory masks and weekly COVID testing.

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