Archives 2011

AFSCME Fallen Heroes Fund

Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee left a trail of destruction along the East Coast, and Council 82 and AFSCME members worked overtime to get people to safety, clear road hazards and restore water, sewer and other essential services. But many of our members now have to cope with their own losses – including homes that were severely damaged in the forceful storm.

Through the AFSCME Fallen Heroes Fund, help is available to provide relief and assistance to members who were victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

To be eligible members must:

1) establish they live in a zip code declared a disaster area by FEMA

2) be a member in good standing

3) have suffered a loss during the storms

For more information, contact:

Romona Bordelon, (202) 429-1216,

Denise Bowles, (202) 429-5067,




The Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship Program is an ongoing program available to children of AFSCME members who are interested in pursuing a career in political activism. Under the program, a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded annually to two students with a social science major for the junior and senior years of study.

Scholarship Letter (pdf)

Scholarship Application (pdf)


Gov. Cuomo Appoints New Director for GOER 

Budget Hearing Testimony - click here (pdf)

Press Release

Union Solidarity Rally

This Saturday, Feb. 26, all across the country, at every statehouse in all 50 states, working women and men, students and ALL WHO CARE ABOUT WORKERS’ RIGHTS will rally to protest the attacks that are sweeping the country.

More Info - click here (pdf)