In solidarity with Delaware CBTU Chapter, the Delaware AFL-CIO, UFCW Local 27, and LiUNA Local 199; AFSCME Council 81 is participating in a COVID-19 Test Kit distribution event.

Wilmington, DE-- On Thursday, September 9, AFSCME Council 81, elected their leadership.

On April 16, 2021, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer recognized the men and women of Local 3911 who work as 9-1-1 operators as first responders. This was in large part to Local 3911 President Saul Polish advocating for his members and the incredible work they do on a daily basis. 

This designation, as a first responder, is important and a designation that Local 3911 has been fighting for at both the local and national level for several years. On behalf of Local 3911, Council 81 would like to thank County Executive Matt Meyer for this recognition. 

The following letter was sent to several Delaware news outlets on Friday, Februrary 19, 2021.

As the weather changes and signs of fall are all around us, we are also reminded that October is breast cancer awareness month. In 2020 it’s estimated that there will be over 200,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women. While the death rate in women over 50 has continued to decrease, in the US, the number of women under 50 who die from breast cancer remains steady. The good news is, when breast cancer is caught earlier and treated sooner, the survival rates continue to increase.

Due to COVID19 our annual Labor Day festivities, including the Annual AFL-CIO Labor Day parade in Wilmington and Council 81's Annual Cookout at Banning Park have been cancelled for 2020. We look forward to seeing all of our members again in 2021. 

We hope you enjoy your well deserved day off, and if you're working that day as an essential worker, thank you for all you do keep Delaware Happening! 

Below you will find a letter sent to all Council 81 Presidents regarding a vote taken at the Council 81 July 2020 Executive Board Meeting to postpone the 2020 convention until September-October 2022. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Council 81.