AFSCME District Council 20 announces its NEW Labor Leader Recognition program.

On September 27, 2023, in the month of the Labor Day holiday, Local presidents under the umbrella of AFSCME Council 20 will meet with Washington, DC elected officials at City Hall (John A.

Each year Council 20 offers 2 Andrew D. Washington (ADW) Scholarships of $2500.00 to high school students attending an HBCU and 5 James Ivey (Ivey) Scholarships of $1000.00 for any student attending any college.
Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners of DC Council 20 scholarship awards:

On July 15, 2023, Charlotte Malerich, from AFSCME Local 3001, testified before the Arlington (VA) County Board.

Debra Walker, President of AFSCME Local 709, is featured in an AFSCME International advertisement.  President Walker speaks to the crucial work this she does for DC Government’s Department of Transportation, as a Safety Technician.  She, and the members of her Local, ensure the streets are safe for pedestrians in the Nation’s Capital; especially children and people attending events around the city.

The public sector has finally recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of last year, there were 22,000 more public service jobs in the nation than in February 2020, just before the pandemic started.

This is cause for celebration for everyone in our communities, but especially for workers of color, who have been historically overrepresented in state and local government jobs.

Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes recently introduced a resolution calling on Congress to affirm its support for providing living wages, good benefits and fair working conditions to paraeducators, classroom assistants, bus drivers, custodial workers and others who are vital to our public education system.