AFSCME

No Pay Increases
No Pay Increases
NEW BEDFORD- A pay increase won’t be coming anytime soon for city workers. A motion to adopt a new contract for those employed by the City of New Bedford, proposed by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), was not passed by City Council during session Thursday night...
Sky On SJC Decision
A recent decision by the State Supreme Judicial Court to not hear an appeal regarding office closures requires the City of New Bedford to begin payments to certain municipal employees.
Labor Deal Reached
The City of New Bedford and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 851 have reached agreement on a new labor contract. Members of the city workers union, which covers clerks, custodians, mechanics and others, have been working under terms of a contract which expired nearly three years ago...
Budget Question Unanswered
Councilors grilled City Finance chief Ari Sky and Solicitor Mikaela McDermott at Monday night's Fnance Committee meeting about city finances, but came away with few answers.  Councilors pressed Sky and McDermott about how the potential $1...