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Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to ou

Through a budget proposal announced this week, President Donald Trump continues his attacks on vital programs for working families, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

And rather than invest in America’s future, he seeks to disinvest, proposing deep funding cuts to programs in education, environmental protection, disease prevention and more.

Last summer, members of AFSCME Local 1307 joined with members of MNA and MAPE at the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC) for an informational picket to call attention to unsafe working conditions at the facility. As a result of these actions, AMRTC added a new job classification – Safety Support Specialist – to the on-site staff.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

January 16, 2020

430PM Redman Club

Present:

Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Steve Wilking, Crystal Kreklow, Antonino Guerrero, Stacy Mueller, Alex Flores, Matt Stenger, Eric Manriquez

Emergency Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

February 1, 2020

330PM

Present:

If you followed every Democratic presidential primary debate and read the candidates’ positions on every topic and watched the AFSCME Public Service Forum held in August, you might think there is nothing left to know about the men and women vying to be the next president of the United States.

CBHH/ CARE Meeting Minutes (01.23.20)

People present at the meeting: Judy, Christina Anderley, Jim Pierce, Patrick (management), Emilio Florez, Ryan Cates, Steve Wilking, Kristine Wahlberg (HR), Tiffany Brown (HR), Monica Brown (OASI), and Heather (nursing supervisor)

 

The Minneapolis-St Paul metro region is in the middle of a housing crisis. Home prices are rising, rents have skyrocketed, and construction of new housing has not kept pace with the number of people moving to the region. The housing squeeze harms the most vulnerable first; with no affordable options and nowhere else to go, more people must resort to surviving on the streets.

When it comes to retirement plans, most working Americans have only a few options. For many public workers, though, a pension promises a secure, dignified retirement after a lifetime of service.