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AFSCME Local 3001 Chapter 3398P Reaches Tentative Agreement
AFSCME Local 3001 Chapter 3398P
Reaches Tentative Agreement

"The new tentative agreement represents a giant step forward from previous offers
on workplace safety, time off and pay. Local 3001 members are an example of what working
people can accomplish when we stand together."

- Council Executive Director Andrew Washington

AFSCME Local 2911 Members and District Council 20 Staff
District Council 20 echoes the sentiments of AFSCME International President Lee Saunders

For Immediate Release Thursday, August 30, 2018 Contact: Marianne von Nordeck AFSCME Condemns President Trump’s Latest Attack on Public Service Workers WASHINGTON — AFSCME President…

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A Brief History of District Council 20, AFSCME

The chartered name of this great organization is District of Columbia District Council 20. Our organization came into existence on April 24th, 1971. One of the first agencies to be organized was the District of Columbia Department of Public Works, Bureau of Building Operations, which consisted of all non-supervisory employees. At that time, it had 50 potential members.

Over the following years, D.C. Council 20 would branch out over every level of the DC Government, organizing and growing our council by the thousands. By the year 1996, D.C. Council 20 had organized over 12,000 employees in the District of Columbia Government, the District of Columbia Public School System, the District’s Health Care Systems and other independent agencies such as Howard University Hospital and the University of the District of Columbia.

In less than a decade, D.C. Council 20, AFSCME, became the largest public sector union in the city and a force to be reckoned with. To this day, we still remain the largest public sector union in the District of Columbia.