Council 3 Updates

SB467 Moves onto the House!

Last week, AFSCME Local 3167 members from the Department of Juvenile Services fought to expand employee representation on the Department of Juvenile Services Advisory Board. The Senate voted 47-0 to pass this Legislation expanding an important seat for employees.

AFSCME members sat down with congressional lawmakers last week to share stories about how the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act would improve communities and empower workers.

Through a budget proposal announced this week, President Donald Trump continues his attacks on vital programs for working families, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

And rather than invest in America’s future, he seeks to disinvest, proposing deep funding cuts to programs in education, environmental protection, disease prevention and more.

If you followed every Democratic presidential primary debate and read the candidates’ positions on every topic and watched the AFSCME Public Service Forum held in August, you might think there is nothing left to know about the men and women vying to be the next president of the United States.