About Us

We are AFSCME Local 1526

AFSCME Local 1526 has represented the Library Assistants, Clerical and Mechanical personnel at the BPL since 1967.  In addition to negotiating the contract, we provide representation for members when it is needed and try to instill a feeling of camaraderie among our members. Our officers are elected by the membership every two years and we hold monthly membership meetings.  We are part of our communities and work with other organizations and unions in effort to provide a safe, healthy, and decent working environment for our members.

In addition to our Continuing Education Fund and other benefits, we also have access to benefits and trainings from Council 93 and AFSCME International.

AFSCME believes that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect. As part of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME is one of the nation’s leading advocates for working women and men. Our 1.4 million members provide the vital services that make America happen, and we believe everyone deserves a chance to fulfill the American dream.

AFSCME is the union that honors solidarity without conformity, drawing each member’s story into a force of experience and commitment that can’t be ignored. That’s how we win better lives for ourselves, our families, and our communities. For people proudly committed to public service, we never quit.