About Us

We are AFSCME Local 196...

AFSCME Local 196 is proud to represent more than 400 State of Connecticut Administrative-Clerical Employees. Our members help make Connecticut! They can be found in a wide array of state agencies, including Central CT State University, Tunxis Community College, UCONN Health Center, the Medical Examiner’s Office, Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Dept. of Transportation, State Department of Education, Goodwin Technical HS, Bristol Tech, Dept. of Children & Families, Dept. of Social Services,  and the Dept. of  Energy & Environmental Protection. We are affiliated with AFSCME Council 4  in New Britain, which represents 30,000 workers across Connecticut and AFSCME International  union in Washington, DC., which represents more than 1 million public service workers.


America’s communities never rest. Streets need cleaning. Families need care. Students deserve well-run schools, and our neighborhoods demand safety. That’s why people who work in public service never stop. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. The work matters because it means something to make a community better.

AFSCME believes that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect. As part of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME is one of the nation’s leading advocates for working women and men. Our 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen, and we believe everyone deserves a chance to fulfill the American dream.

AFSCME is the union that honors solidarity without conformity, drawing each member’s story into a force of experience and commitment that can’t be ignored. That’s how we win better lives for ourselves, our families, and our communities. For people proudly committed to public service, we never quit.

We are AFSCME, join us.


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