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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

AFSCME offers First Aid, CPR & AED trainings that are certified by the American Red Cross (ARC). 

Dear Local 714 Brothers and Sisters, 

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. 

Every year on April 22 — Earth Day — communities across the globe celebrate our environment and commit to making it healthy for future generations.

This Earth Day, I’m thinking about the 50,000 AFSCME members who work in green jobs, protecting and caring for our planet. Whether they’re leading nature walks in our county or state parks, making public buildings more energy efficient and resilient to climate disasters, or making sure our waterways are clean, AFSCME members are at the heart of healthy communities.

On the 55th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., AFSCME releases the “I AM Story” podcast, which describes the working conditions faced by AFSCME sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968 – the year of their historic strike – and connects that seminal event to today’s struggle for economic and racial justice. The podcast also spotlights the ties between the labor and civil rights movements.

Please keep the following information in mind when reading the arbitration. 

How do i know if I am a covered employee?

“Covered Employees” are “bargaining unit state employees who performed work in person during the period of March 20, 2020 through March 27, 2021.