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Three agencies continued to misapply the current SEBAC Telework agreement (DOT, DSS, and Office of the Attorney General).  Although we had already prevailed in arbitration on the issue of an

Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, 

On March 15th, a report was released that outlines the need for more investment in our public services and examines the economic and historical data that point a way out of the devastating effects of COVID-19 and the concurrent economic downturn towards a better Connecticut for everyone.

Council 4 members across a range of sectors have raised their voices in support of policies that would uplift members of their local, the clients they serve, and their communities.

From topics ranging from tax fairness, protecting retirement security and our state’s only public hospital, to expanding PTSI coverage, creating a workers compensation presumption, and ensuring proper funding for state agencies and our municipalities, union members are making a real impact by sharing their stories and experiences as public service workers.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME, Council 4, LOCAL 714) will offer $ 750.00 scholarships to encourage continued education and learning to those who attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or technical/trade school.

Who Can Apply: High school seniors who are the children of parents, legal guardians, or grandparents who are paying members of AFSCME Council 4, Local 714.

Eligibility Criteria: parent, legal guardian, or grandparent must be an active , verifiable “dues” paying member in good standing

Before the invention of the printing press, spanning the millennia from ancient Egypt until the Middle Ages, the taking of dictation and keeping of judicial and historical records was the honored and skilled occupation performed by scribes. Over the years the profession developed into today’s public servant known as the court recording monitor.

The evolution of the profession is not lost on Sabrina Agbede. Working as a Judicial Branch court monitor for the past 22 years, she is a self-proclaimed “present-day scribe.”

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is getting a big promotion.

Georgia Veiga has been a proud member of AFSCME New Jersey Local 3440 for the last 17 years. She regularly seeks out opportunities to support companies that employ union workers. 


The Civil Rights Committee of AFSCME Council 4 understands the history of combining civil rights, labor and taking care of community. In that spirit, Black, Indigenous and union leaders of color who work in municipal and state public services have been gathering carload after carload of groceries to feed those in need in New Britain, home to their local union hall.

As the world marked the anniversary of the official start of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law and offered words of hope to a weary nation.