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Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, 

Many AFSCME members work in high-stress fields such as public safety, health care, emergency medical services and firefighting.

MSOP Labor/Management Meeting

April 14, 2022

12PM

Pederson Building Conference Room

 

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Jamie Schwartz, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Nick Weerts, Heather Staff, Michelle Sexe, Paul Rodriguez, Bonnie Wold, Tim Lokensgard, Nicole Boder, Christopher Hagen, Karen Holicky

 

They collect, protect and deliver our nation’s blood supply, yet the almost 3,000 American Red Cross workers are not being paid what they deserve, lack the staff to do their jobs effectively, face cuts to their health care and, over the course of the pandemic, have often gone without pay and adequate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Good news for federal student loan borrowers: This month, the Biden administration again extended the pause on student debt repayment – this time through Aug. 31.

AFSCME members and working families are celebrating the Supreme Court confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose life experience and extraordinary legal career make her uniquely attuned to the challenges working people face.

The Senate confirmed Jackson today by a vote of 53-47. President Joe Biden nominated her as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in February after Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement.

A new Center for American Progress (CAP) report describes how state and local governments, having already shed critical public service jobs since the Great Recession, have lost 695,000 more since the onset of the pandemic.

Because the services these jobs deliver are critical to society’s functioning, state and local governments must invest in job creation.

AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

March 10, 2022

Human Resources Room/Conference

12PM

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Eric Hesse, Ryan Cates, Nick Weerts, Jamie Schwartz, Denise Considine, Bonnie Wold, Michelle Breamer, Troy Sherwood, Nikki Boder, Heather Staff, Paul Rodriguez, Michelle Sexe, Chris Hagen, Matt Stenger, Karen Holicky, Scott Halverson, Annie Jakacki

 

Follow Up Items

The American Rescue Plan, which AFSCME members helped make a reality and which President Joe Biden signed into law a year ago, provided $350 billion in funding to states, cities and towns.