We balance the scales for working people by achieving fair contracts and good working conditions.


Our strength comes from our unity. The union fights for our members across New York State.


From our workplaces to the halls of power, we speak out for a better economy for all.

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Statement from President DiClemente on the Election Results

New Yorkers Vote NO on Proposal 1: Constitutional Convention Statement from President Dan DiClemente Rochester, New York – November 8, 2017 – Dan DiClemente, President of AFSCME Council 66, issued the following statement regarding the outcome of the Constitutional...

Antoinette Nelson: Working Class Hero

It’s a Wednesday morning in mid-September. School’s back and that means Antoinette Nelson is hard at work monitoring the halls of All City High School in Rochester. Miss Nelson, as she’s known to both students and co-workers, is a School Safety Officer (SSO) for the...

Albany Blue Collar workers back Commisso for Mayor

AFSCME Local 1961, Council 66 members voted to endorse Frank Commisso, Jr. for Mayor of Albany. Frank Coons, President of the Albany Blue Collar Workers Union, praised Commisso’s record of service: “Frank is an outstanding public servant and he has been a strong voice...

Council 66 hosts Mayor of Rochester Candidates Forum

In the first citywide mayoral candidates forum since the conclusion of the Democratic Party’s designation process, the members of Council 66 affiliates BENTE/AFSCME Local 2419 and AFSCME Local 1635 hosted the top three candidates for Mayor of Rochester to discuss...

25th Annual Convention Held in Niagara Falls

Union members and leaders from Council 66 gathered in Niagara Falls in June to chart a new course for the Union. Over 100 delegates from across Upstate New York and the Hudson Valley attended the two-day convention held at Seneca Niagara. This event marked the 25th...

Steward Training in Allegany County

Stewards from Allegany County Local 2574 received training in Belmont, NY. The day-long session was led by Tracy Monahan and John English from AFSCME International, and it covered a wide range of topics including the duty of fair representation, contracts, workplace...

Erie 1 BOCES Local 2567 Executive Board Dinner

The leadership of Erie 1 BOCES Local 2567 met for its annual Executive Board dinner on Tuesday, May 9. Officers and staff from Council 66, including 2nd Vice President Rich Canazzi and Recording Secretary Barbara Zarpentine, were also in attendance at the dinner as...

Concerns raised amid ongoing contract negotiations in Albany

President Frank Coons of Blue Collar Workers Local 1961 and members of the Executive Board met with Dan DiClemente, the new President of Council 66, to discuss ongoing concerns about workplace practices. Local 1961 represents blue collar employees in the City of...

Erie County Legislature votes for $1,000 pay increase for county employees

In a bid to restart contract negotiations, the Erie County Legislature voted for a one-time pay raise of $1,000 for all County employees. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz declared an impasse on negotiations earlier this year, and all contract talks with AFSCME...

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4201 Buffalo Road, Suite 5
North Chili, NY 14514
Phone: 585-594-0753
Fax: 585-594-8929

Buffalo Office

415 Lawrence Bell Drive, Suite 3
Amherst, NY 14221
Phone: 716-634-6204
Fax: 716-634-6207

Syracuse Office

8108 Cazenovia Road, 2nd Floor
Manlius, NY 13104
Phone: 315-682-9198
Fax: 315-682-9254

Albany Office

22 Aviation Road
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-446-9356
Fax: 518-446-9358