Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes recently introduced a resolution calling on Congress to affirm its support for providing living wages, good benefits and fair working conditions to paraeducators, classroom assistants, bus drivers, custodial workers and others who are vital to our public education system.

[correction: This article was written by Daisha Benjamin, Communications Officer of AFSCME DC 36.] 

Dear Members of AFSCME Local 127,

The purpose of this email is to provide Members with Fifteen-Day Notice of the Election. See AFSCME Local Election Manual (p. 11); see also Constitution for Local 127, Art. VII, Sec. 2.

Members of AFSCME Local 127,

Congratulations to all who received a Special Salary Adjustment (SSA)!

They collect, protect and deliver our nation’s blood supply, yet the almost 3,000 American Red Cross workers are not being paid what they deserve, lack the staff to do their jobs effectively, face cuts to their health care and, over the course of the pandemic, have often gone without pay and adequate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Dear Members of AFSCME Local 127,

AFSCME Local 127 encourages you to attend and participate in two upcoming virtual meetings via Zoom. The purpose of these meetings is (1) to vote on the method of which the leaders of Local 127 will be elected and (2) to nominate members of Local 127 to the elected positions. For reasons discussed below, both meetings are necessary to comply with the Constitution of AFSCME Local 127.      

Good news for federal student loan borrowers: This month, the Biden administration again extended the pause on student debt repayment – this time through Aug. 31.

AFSCME members and working families are celebrating the Supreme Court confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose life experience and extraordinary legal career make her uniquely attuned to the challenges working people face.

The Senate confirmed Jackson today by a vote of 53-47. President Joe Biden nominated her as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in February after Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement.

A new Center for American Progress (CAP) report describes how state and local governments, having already shed critical public service jobs since the Great Recession, have lost 695,000 more since the onset of the pandemic.

Because the services these jobs deliver are critical to society’s functioning, state and local governments must invest in job creation.

The American Rescue Plan, which AFSCME members helped make a reality and which President Joe Biden signed into law a year ago, provided $350 billion in funding to states, cities and towns.