AFSCME Labor Management

October 20, 2022

Facilitator / Chair (IN BOLD):


AFSCME  404 & Management

Roxanne Portner, Becky Robinson, Marvin Sullivan, Matt Stenger, Rick Pitts, Annie Jackaki, Sarah Aili, Michelle Chalin, Scott Melby, James Kibler, Erin Wiederich, Eric Manriquez, Ali Kuhlman, Ryan Cates (via phone)



Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, including AFSCME members, have seen their student loans forgiven under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

Many AFSCME members work in high-stress fields such as public safety, health care, emergency medical services and firefighting. Their jobs have become even more stressful since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many of these workers to put their and their families’ well-being at risk while serving their communities.

But when these everyday heroes face mental health issues as a result of the high-stress environment and duties that expose them to trauma, they are often expected to deal with such challenges on their own.

It’s time to change that.

The last two years have been full of challenges.

But under the leadership of the Biden administration and this Congress, we are turning a corner. There have been unprecedented investments in public services and public service jobs. Millions will see the price of life-saving prescription drugs come down. Millions more will receive relief from unfair student debt. And the wealthy are finally starting to pay their fair share.

To be sure, there is more work to be done. But if we continue this progress, we will have many more reasons to be optimistic about the future.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

September 15, 2022



Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Matt Stenger, Nick Weerts, Steaed Doehring, Jamie Schwartz, Steve Wilking, Antonio Guerrero, Rick Pitts, Lisa Brandenberg, James Kibler, Ben Zarn


AFSCME Labor Management

September 15, 2022

Facilitator / Chair (IN BOLD)

Roxanne Portner, Becky Robinson, Marvin Sullivan, Ryan Cates, Matt Stenger, Rick Pitts, Annie Jackaki, Michelle Chalin, Emily Samarzia, Brian Wills, Scott Melby, Steve Wilking, Erin Wiederich



AFSCME  404 & Management




St. Peter – HR Conference Room – Microsoft Teams

September 8, 2022

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Ryan Cates, Steaed Doehring, Erin Wiederich, Matt Stenger, Eric Hesse, Tim Lokensgard, Bonnie Wold, Paul Rodriguez, Michelle Breamer, Nicole Broder, Karen Holicky, Chris Hagen, Troy Sherwood (not present), Michelle Sexe (not present), Jonelle Gressman, Scott Halvorson, Annie Jakacki, Scott Halvorson, and Kim Franek


Faced with the management’s refusal to remedy unfair labor practices and address workers’ major priorities during contract negotiations, AFSCME Local 397 (District Council 47) – the Philadelphia Museum of Art Union (PMAU) – began a museum-wide strike Monday.