Election Decision

Today, the Delegates at the AFSCME Convention overwelmingly voted to accept the Appeals Committee report to uphold the SSEU Local 371 Officers Election. This appeal was the final stop in the protest of the election.

AFSCME Elections

The nation's largest union of state and local government workers - the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) currently holds elections for the positions of the President and the Secretary Treasurer. Results of these extremely important elections will be announced later today. Please, stay tuned!


The Assault Bill is PASSED!

The Union is pleased to announce a monumental victory. The State Assembly and State Senate have passed the Assault Bill. It now heads to the governor's desk for his signature.

Time's Running Out: Pass the Assault Bill

The State Legislative session closes June 22, so the Union is urging members to make a final push to call their representatives in the State Assembly to pass the Assault Bill, which would make assaulting social service workers a felony, bringing us in line with transit workers and traffic enforcement agents. 

Nocera: Turning Our Backs on Unions

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera had a great piece about the role of unions in America, and how society has turned its back on the main vehicle for the middle class in this country. 

Two Great Worker-Friendly Educational Institutions

For all Union members who are interested in going back to school to obtain a degree or for career advancement, we have website links below about two great worker-friendly Educational Institutions:

1. The Murphy Institute for Worker Education, -Part of the School of the City University of New York. Detailed information about the program offered can be found at;

Support DC 1707 on Thursday

The Union is calling on members to attend a rally to stop Mayor Michael Bloomberg's child-care cuts. The rally will be led by our sisters and brothers in District Council 1707 and take place at City Hall Park at 11 a.m., May 31. 

Commissioner Announces No Layoffs in ACS

Commissioner Ronald Richter testified before the City Council May 22 that there will not be any layoffs in ACS. Twenty six Child Welfare Specialists restored to Fiscal Year 2012 by the City Council were not restored to the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. The Commissioner was questioned by Finance Chairman, Domenick Recchia as to the status of the 26 workers.

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