DELAWARE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
91 Christiana Road
New Castle, DE 19720-3104
(302) 323-2121 Phone
(302) 323-2119 Fax
http://www.council81.org
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
COUNCIL 81
AFSCME AFL-CIO
Michael A. Begatto
Executive Director
Welcome to Delaware Public Employees Council 81 AFSCME AFL-CIO's website.
On behalf of all working women and men in the State of Delaware working to serve you in their very important roles providing needed and vital services to the residents of Delaware, I bring you greetings.

AFSCME has over 1.6 million members nationwide providing the vital services that "Make America Happen." We are AFSCME Strong!

We hope that this site will keep you informed about the good things happening for the nearly 7,000 public employees under the AFSCME umbrella in Delaware.

AFSCME Council 81 in Delaware is "Working for You!" We Make Delaware Happen!

Grievance Form or Grievance Fact Sheets

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  Council 81 Staff
Come visit us at Council 81 Headquarters!
Know your Weingarten Rights! - Click Here

Also, check out this FAQ for answers to your questions about Weingarten Rights.



Weingarten rights apply during investigatory interviews when a supervisor is questioning an employee to obtain information that could be used as grounds for discipline. When an employee believes such a meeting may lead to discipline, he/she has the right to request union representation.
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We're located at 91 Christiana Road (Rt. 273) - Click here for directions
Council 81 Retirees Click Below for information
Need AFSCME Supplies for your Local?
New Officers? New Shop Stewards? Change of Address, Phone Numbers?

Council 81 has new fill-in forms for your Report of Officers - The Local Officer Information Sheet and Shop Stewards - Report of Shop Stewards
Complete either of the forms and email, fax or mail to Council 81
Follow this link for the Local Officer Information Sheet
Follow this link for the Local Shop Stewards Information Sheet
AFSCME STRONG CAMPAIGN


There are forces pitted against public employees, our quality of life, benefits, pensions and the very services we provide.

We are not going to complacently sit back and watch this happen. On the contrary, we are mounting a campaign to fight back against these unprecedented attacks.

That effort is our plan and it is called AFSCME Strong and is a rebuilding process within our organization to expand our reach and our commitment to overcome political and judicial attacks we face and will face in the future.

We only need  to look as far as the state of Wisconsin to see how those who are opposed to public employees stripped away collective bargaining and other rights and destroyed job protections in place for many years.

We will be training and equipping our members and officers to take back the high ground for public employees, because we're 

Call (302) 323-2121 for more information.
COUNCIL 81 - WORKING FOR YOU!
WE MAKE DELAWARE HAPPEN
VMOs - VOLUNTEER MEMBER ORGANIZERS
AFSCME MEMBERS TELLING OTHERS HOW JOINING AFSCME MAKES THEM STRONGER AND BETTER ORGANIZED AT WORK - JOIN US TODAY!
All across the nation, AFSCME members are answering the call to action by reaching out to non-union workers by sharing the positive impact that AFSCME has had in their workplace.

Now, right here in Delaware, your chance to become a part of this effort is here! You can join your union sisters and brothers in helping non-union workers earn a living wage, have a voice on the job and health care for themselves and their families.

SIGN UP TODAY TO BECOME AN
AFSCME VOLUNTEER MEMBER ORGANIZER - VMO!

* Volunteer on weekends and evenings to talk with non-union workers one-on-one in their
    homes about your experience as an AFSCME member.

* Learn organizing skills you can bring back to your own local or worksite.

* Help build your union for a stronger voice in the community and in our country.

Information on how to sign up and about the VMO - Volunteer Membership Organizer is contained in this brochure. Sign up and "Make Delaware Happen" for yourself, your local and those who need AFSCME the most!
Upcoming Trainings at Council 81
Watch your emails for more information on the following trainings

Leadership Training for Local Presidents and Executive Boards Only
April 12, 2017--Council 81
April 19, 2017--Delaware State University

Shop Stewards Training (New and Current Shop Stewards)
May 10, 2017, Council 81
May 24, 2017, Dover, DE


COUNCIL 81 SPECIAL EVENTS FOR MEMBERS
AFSCME COUNCIL 81 CONDUCTS SPECIAL EVENTS FOR ITS MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Next Special Event: Labor Day Parade & Picnic
come back for more information in August!


2017 Joint Finance Committee Hearing Dates Released: 
Click here for dates for each department and join Council 81 at a hearing for your Local!


WE ARE ORGANIZING!
Council 81 is organizing Compensation Bargaining Units to get to the table for negotiations
Please call Lead Organizer Katherine Caudle at (302) 323-2121 or email kcaudle@council81.org for details


WE ARE AFSCME STRONG! - NEVER QUIT!
Council 81 is working to let you know how important your union benefits are and asking you to recommit to a strong - Please see the 36 Reasons to Thank a Union
Call Council 81 to volunteer or for details (302) 323-2121




FY 2017 Budget Documents
FY 2017 Budget Documents can be found at each of the links below. The documents include: 
SB 285 - The Budget Bill
HB 450 - The Bond Bill 
SB 295 - Grant-in-Aide