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UMass Memorial Hospital Workers Win Big with New Contract

This victory for our AFSCME sisters and brothers in Worcester, Massachusetts, was possible thanks to their strong union and a collaborative relationship with hospital management in which workers’ voices are taken seriously.

AFSCME Staff |

Barbara Jacobs: A Half Century of Service

A mail clerk at The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Jacobs has been a welcome presence for the academy’s cadets throughout her nearly 50-year career.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Rallies with Marriott Hotel Workers Who Demand ‘One Job Should Be Enough’

Saturday’s rally in Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza was the latest show of unity among employees of the largest hotel chain in the world.

AFSCME Staff |

Contract Negotiations Underway, Workers at UMass Memorial Excited and Hopeful

“I think it’s exciting that we’re going to be able to share our input with the administration and I’m hoping that we’ll reach an agreement.”

Pablo Ros |

MA Local Blocks School Bus Service Privatization Scheme

One Massachusetts local blocked a misguided plan to privatize bus services offered by the public school district.

John Killoy, AFSCME Council 93 |

Privatization Plan Defeated in NH

Members of an AFSCME local in New Hampshire fought off a school district’s proposal to privatize custodial services.

Melissa Weinstein |

Off the Streets and into the Fire

Jay Richards, a Boston parking enforcement supervisor, acted on instinct when he rushed into a burning condo. The result? A life saved.

Pete Levine |

1.8 Million Reasons to Belong to a Union

After being illegally furloughed in 2011, members of one ASFCME local in Massachusetts received back pay this summer, thanks to our union’s persistence.

Jim Durkin, AFSCME Council 93 |

Working Families Win Big in New Hampshire

Working families won big in New Hampshire today as state lawmakers voted by a wide margin to kill a right-to-work bill.

Pablo Ros |

This Is Not Just a Cat Story

What keeps Ken DiPerna coming back to Massasoit Community College is a family of feral cats that lives in a wooded area right in the center of campus.

Pablo Ros and Tiffanie Bright |

Boston Police Officer and AFSCME Member Saves Shooting Victim

Jonathan Cahill, a Boston Public Health Commission police officer and Local 787 member, was off-duty when a young man was shot nearby.

Zac Bears |

Nursing Assistant Works to Improve Health Care in New Hampshire

For 32 years, nursing assistant Brenda Howard has never quit serving the patients of her community. And now she’ll serve her state on the new commission for health care workforce.

Zac Bears |

Serious Dangers for Workers Behind Prison Walls

During National Correctional Officers Week, read about Sgt. Curtis Doyle’s harrowing experiences and the effect of his work on his life and family.

Zac Bears |

AFSCME Members Wrestle with ‘Snowzilla’

AFSCME members throughout the East helped communities prepare for and recover from the historic blizzard nicknamed Snowzilla.

Clyde Weiss |

Contract Win at Vermont’s HowardCenter

More than 13 months of intensive contract negotiations has yielded a lucrative new contract for AFSCME members working at Vermont's HowardCenter, a nonprofit social services organization.

AFSCME Council 93 |

Cost of Outsourcing Keeps Going Up

The push to outsource vital government services has resulted in failed experiments that lower the quality of services at a higher cost - and communities are forced to shoulder a higher cost to insource the services after the profiteers pull out.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

2015 Family Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the AFSCME Family Scholarship! Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors.

Yanik Ruiz-Ramón |