It’s easy to say that the 2020 election is the most important of our lifetimes, but hearing this firsthand from AFSCME Retirees, many of whom have dedicated their lives to public service and making America a better place to live, shows the urgency to us all.

The Mike Buesing Local Union Development Award is presented each year to an individual member, local union or group of members or locals who have contributed significantly to internal mobilization

If there’s one thing the 2020 election has in spades, it’s choices – and not just the choices between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, and choi

AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

October 8, 2020

Human Resources Room/Conference



Attendance: Adam Castle, Nick Weerts, Steve Wilking, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Annie Jakacki, Bonnie Wold, Michelle Sexe, Tim Lokensgard, Michelle Breamer, Ryan Kern, Nikki Boder



Follow Up Items

CBHH/ CARE Labor/Management Meeting

September 24, 2020 130PM

CBHH/CARE-Virtual Meeting


Attendance: Adam Castle, Jim Pierce, Heather Tucky, Rn Sup, Ashley Samora, Tiffany Brown, Christina Anderly, Steve Wilking, Frederick Bettner, Alex Flores


CBHH/CARE Agenda Items

AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

September 10, 2020


12:00 PM


Attendance: Ryan Cates, Annie Jakacki, Nick Weerts, Eric Hesse, Bonnie Wold, Troy Sherwood, Tim Lokensgard, Nikki Boder, Paul Rodriguez, Michelle Sexe, Ryan Kern, Denise Considine



Follow Up Items:

AFSCME Labor Management MSH

September 17, 2020  1230PM

Administration Building


Attendance: Adam Castle, Steve Wilking, Alex Flores, Emilio Florez, Annie Jakacki, Scott Melby, Marvin Sullivan, Alli Kuhlman, Carol Olsen, Roxanne Portner, Becky Robinson, Michelle Chalin


There are countless reasons against voting for Donald Trump in November. But this election isn’t just about Donald Trump. AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains why working people should cast their ballots for Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president:

Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to nursing homes. But according to a recent study, one factor that determines how fatal a COVID-19 outbreak will be is whether that nursing home is unionized.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt. Often, these T-shirts feature slogans like “Rise Up” and “Never Quit.”

To Lee, these are much more than just slogans. They’re principles that guide him as president of AFSCME. As his mom, the meaning behind these phrases evoke a long and powerful legacy within our family.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, according to the latest Gallup poll.