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The following is adapted from remarks delivered by President Saunders at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s Martin Luther King Day Breakfast on January 14, 2023.

Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, 

Many AFSCME members work in high-stress fields such as public safety, health care, emergency medical services and firefighting.

AFSCME mourns the loss of Mildred Wurf, a beloved member of our union family, a pioneering District Council 37 educator and the widow of former AFSCME president, Jerry Wurf. Mildred Wurf died on Dec. 29 at the age of 95.

Council 4 members played a key part in the successful effort by the State Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) to create a workable telework policy for state employees that underscores the importance of making sure our members can provide vital public services during the continuing COVID pandemic and its variants.

CT Essential Workers Fund is now live and accepting applications for reimbursement.

Click here for the CTEW Relief Program website.

President Joe Biden’s roughly $1.8 trillion Build Back Better Act represents what AFSCME President Lee Saunders describes as a “sea change moment” that will prioritize the needs of working families.

The Build Back Better Act will help working people. It will create jobs, lower costs and protect our rights in the workplace

Council 4 is getting into the holiday spirit and we can't do it without you! Locals and members and their families are encouraged to celebrate the season by giving back and using your creative talents. 

Striketober and Strikesgiving are over, but worker strikes are still going strong. As I write this, Kellogg’s workers are holding the line in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Memphis. Alabama miners are heading into their ninth month of standing up to Warrior Met Coal. And the wave of worker actions demonstrating power and the fight for fairness continues to rise.

Leaders from locals with 50+ members are invited to attend a special workshop called "How to Rock Your Union's Communications. The workshop will be held via zoom on Thursday, November 9th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. 

Council 4 member leaders who are champion communicators will share strategies and examples of how they use communications to bolster their unions. 

This workshop will highlight the importance of communications for building strong unions. Topics covered will include: