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Breaking News! State Employee Contract Signed! 

Historic three-year contract strengthens working conditions for all AFSCME-represented bargaining unit employees!

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived at a time when our nation’s health care workers were already experiencing burnout.

Dear AFSCME State Employees,

After the ballots were counted on March 4, the message was received loud and clear: AFSCME members overwhelmingly support the new and highly-improved collective bargaining agreement between AFSCME Council 18 and the State of New Mexico!

Today, following President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the United States Supreme Court, AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued a statement praising the historic selection.

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.

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.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Monday joined President Joe Biden and members of his administration, as well as a bipartisan group of lawmakers, for the signing ceremony of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.