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Striketober and Strikesgiving are over, but worker strikes are still going strong.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Monday joined President Joe Biden and members of his administration, as well as a bipartisan group of lawmakers, for 

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

October 21, 2021

430 PM Video Conference

Present:

Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Antonino Guerrero, Kurt Crosby, Rick Pitts, Steve Wilking, Annie Jakacki, Breanna Drummer, Patricia, Jamie Schwartz

CBHH/ CARE Labor/Management Meeting

October 28, 2021 130PM

CBHH/CARE-Rochester

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Eric Manriquez, Steve Wilking, Ryan Cates, Judy Ehrman, Brooke Newfield, Jim Pierce, Heather Tucky, Christina Anderly, Bill Copf, Misten Helleckson

 

Reports:

AFSCME Labor Management FMHP

October 21, 2021 1230PM

Administration Building

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Annie Jakacki, Kurt Crosby, Jake Schoenecker, Marvin Sullivan, Steve Wilking, Eric Manriquez, Carol Olsen, Scott Melby, Becky Robinson, Michelle Chalin, Roxanne Portner, Alli Kuhlman, Ashley Shanley, Heather Staff

 

AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

October 14, 2021

Human Resources Room/Conference

12PM

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Jamie Schwartz, Steve Wilking, Eric Hesse, Ryan Cates, Paul Rodriguez, Bonnie Wold, Alli Kuhlman, Michelle Breamer, Tim Lokensgard, Scott Halverson, Chris Hagen, Troy Sherwood, Nicole Boder

 

AFSCME AGENDA ITEMS

 

As solidarity actions and strikes sweep the nation, workers are making history by organizing their workplaces for the first time.

When workers belong to a union, they have a unified voice to create safer, stronger and healthier workplaces. Organizing is our most effective tool to determine workplace dignity, hours, working conditions and quality of life. Workers aren’t stuck with dangerous workplace conditions with poor wages and benefits. They can improve them, together.

The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act was introduced today in the House of Representatives by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.). The bill, which currently has 144 cosponsors, would set a minimum nationwide standard of collective bargaining rights that states must provide. It would empower workers to join together for a voice on the job not only to improve working conditions but to improve the communities in which they work.

We’ve said it before: Life is better in a union

Workers who belong to unions make more money than their nonunion counterparts. They have better health care insurance and retirement plans, more job security and safer working conditions. They’re happier.

Sept 16 General Membership meeting

Jakes Pizza-Mankato

430PM

 

Attendees: Steven Frederick, Rick Pitts, Eric Manriquez, Antonino Guerrero, Jake Schoenecker, Ryan Cates, Hans Paulson, Annie Jakacki, Steve Wilking

Secretary Report

Motion to accept Steve, Second Eric M, Motion Passes

Treasury Report (Sent to Adam) Antonino Guerrero

Total Income for the month: 7843.79

Interest: 5.56

Allowances 5739.85

Retirement Gift 150.00

Meeting Expenses: 165.97