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EMS Week is a time to recognize the sacrifices that EMS professionals make for their communities and to honor these skilled heroes w

Some people have wild stories about their coworkers. Jill’s, though, are unique.

The C5 Executive Board met May 16 and voted unanimously to support, in the event of a shutdown, a lights on bill.

AFSCME Labor Management MSH

May 16th 2019 1230PM

Administration Building

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Marvin Sullivan, Crystal Kreklow, Emilio Florez, Matt Stenger, Steve Wilking, Ryan Cates, Lisa Vanderveen, Alli Kuhlman, Scott Melby, Roxanne Portner, Carol Olsen

 

AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

May 9th 2019

MOJ

12PM

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Jamie Sheppard, Molly Kennedy, Michelle Sexe, Troy Sherwood, Bonnie Wold, Michelle Breamer, Andrew Cole, Crystal Kreklow, Andrew Cole, Tine Schwamberger, Paul Rodriguez, Michelle Breamer

 

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Minnesota winters are tough. In Rochester, several blizzards brought the entire town to a standstill. Major roads and highways were closed, sometimes for days at a time.

When weather makes it unsafe to travel, Jeff Paulson – better known as Scuffy – hits the road. Scuffy works at MnDOT District 6, which covers Southern Minnesota. In the summer, Scuffy and his MnDOT team inspect bridges, maintain signage, and fix potholes and other road damage. But in the winter, they plow snow.

Members of AFSCME’s law enforcement community take countless risks to keep our communities safe. When those brave heroes make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, our obligation is to never forget them.

National Police Week is a time to honor fallen law enforcement officers, as well as a time for the law enforcement community to stand in solidarity with each other.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

April 18th 2019

3PM Redmen Club

Present:

Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Ryan Cates, Kurt Crosby, Crystal Kreklow, Antonino Guerrero, Jamie Sheppard, Jake Schoenecker, Matt Stenger, Alex Florez, Al Smetana, Toby Lenard, Mason Meyer, Katelyn Thiry

Elizabeth Hawkins

Pictured: Elizabeth Hawkins. Member-provided photo.

While we’re known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota could just have easily adopted the moniker ‘Land of Abundant and Delicious Walleye,’ and no one this side of the Wisconsin border would have batted an eye.

Each spring, anglers across Minnesota gear up for one of our state’s most popular pastimes: walleye fishing. But for AFSCME members who work at DNR fish hatcheries, walleye season never ends. From spawning eggs to stocking our beautiful lakes with finger-sized adolescent walleye, our DNR workers labor year-round to ensure a plentiful walleye season for the rest of us.

The day after he was released from a hospital, a bruised and swollen Kelvin Chung told a state Senate committee that state employees like him need collective bargaining rights to advocate for safety on the job. “I want you to see my face. We need a voice on the job, so this doesn't happen again to anyone else,” said Chung, a corrections officer.