AFSCME Council 93 represents more than 40,000 state, county and municipal employees in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Council 93 is an affiliate of AFSCME International, one of the most progressive and influential unions in the nation, representing 1.6 million active and retired members in 46 states.
Working within a diverse array of fields ranging from correctional officers to school cafeteria workers, Council 93 members are a vital component of the essential public services that keep our states, municipalities and public facilities safe, clean, and running smoothly.
The more than 6,000 AFSCME members working at 27 public university, state and community college campuses in Massachusetts make up the backbone of one of the most and respected and effective public higher education systems in the world. Thousands of individuals and families rely on Council 93’s human services workers to deliver skilled and compassionate care. Our state and county corrections officers in Maine and Massachusetts put their lives on the line every day guarding dangerous inmates in an unpredictable environment. Our Massachusetts Department of Youth Services workers are the unsung heroes of a juvenile justice system that seeks to rehabilitate youthful and young adult offenders, many of whom have a history of violent crimes. AFSCME members at the Burlington International Airport in Vermont make sure passengers are cleared for a safe takeoff by maintaining the runways at the city-run transportation hub, while our municipal highway department employees in New Hampshire clear the roads of snow and quickly fill the potholes that pop up everywhere after a long winter.
Whether you’re taking advantage of a resource at the local public library; enjoying safe passage on a clear road in the midst of a blizzard; trusting in the skills of a direct care worker in a healthcare facility; or simply spending time enjoying a neighborhood or state park; chances are you are benefiting from the hard work of an AFSCME Council 93 member.