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This year Hartford has officially recognized Juneteenth as an official holiday. In response, Local 1716 President Orlando Mercado said the following:

Orlando Mercado, President AFSCME Local 1716 & Council 4 Executive Board Member, spoke at a may 13th city council meeting to urge Council members to protect budgeted overtime that will retain c

AFSCME Local 1716 wants to hear from you, our members.

Do you have a question or concern? Do you want to know more about what's happening with your union?  Then go to the source!

Please contact me at:  [email protected] or [email protected]. Be sure to include your full name, Department and contact information. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response to your email.

As labor unions gain in popularity, workers’ rights remain under threat. But while private sector workers have the right to form unions under federal law, public service workers lack that same guarantee.

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

Members are required to attend at least one in-person session at Council 4 (444 East Main St. New Britain):
  • Friday, mAY 31, 10:00 AM
  • sATURDAY, June 1, 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, June 2, 10:00 AM 

The last few years have seen a rise in worker momentum, with unionized workers raising their voices to demand higher pay, safer working conditions and more.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the White House’s announcement Thursday that the Biden administration will forgive student loans for an additional 78,000 borrowers — including many AFSCME members — under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders congratulated Nicole Berner, a longtime labor lawyer and general counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), on being confirmed to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Montoya goes to Washington

Photo: Nicholas Voutsinos/ AFSCME