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General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

August 19, 2021

430 PM Redman Club/Zoom

Present:

Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Judy Ehrman, Steve Wilking, Eric Hesse, Antonino Guerrero, Hans Paulson, Jamie Schwartz, Ben Zarn, Jake Schoenecker

AFSCME Labor/FMHP Management Meeting

August 19, 2021 1230PM

Administration Building

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Steve Wilking, Eric Manriquez, Annie Jakacki, Jake Schoenecker, Marvin Sullivan, Scott Melby, Becky Robinson, Michelle Chalin, Alli Kuhlman, Carol Olsen, Denise Considine, Kristin

AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

August 12, 2021

Human Resources Room/Conference

12PM

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Annie Jakacki, Steve Wilking, Eric Hesse, Jamie Schwartz, Nick Weerts, Tim Lokensgard, Paul Rodriguez, Nicole Boder, Scott Halverson, Chris Hagen, Troy Sherwood, Heidi Peura, Alli Kuhlman

 

AFSCME AGENDA ITEMS

Follow Up Items

When Fran Krugen’s late husband was first diagnosed with diabetes, his insulin cost about $35 a bottle.

But Krugen, an AFSCME retiree from Arizona, will never forget the day when she and her husband went to the drug store to pick up his insulin and the pharmacist told them it now cost $900 a bottle.

“This was medication he needed to live, and we had insurance,” she said at a press briefing earlier this month. “We looked at each other and had to ask ourselves: Do we make the house payment? Do we buy food? Or do we pay for his medication?”

The pandemic has led many of us to take stock of our lives and our goals. For AFSCME New Jersey member LaTrenda Ross, the pandemic ignited a long-held dream—starting her own life coaching business.

“I was thinking about revamping my whole entire life,” recalls Ross, a member of Local 2306. “I was looking out for things I want to do, things I haven’t been going after.”

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll results released around each Labor Day.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents – 68% – approved of labor unions. That means a clear majority of voters views labor unions favorably. Among adults 18-34 years of age, 77% approve of unions. Support is also high among those with annual household incomes under $40,000.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

July 15, 2021

1030 PM Redman Club/Zoom

Present:

Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Annie Jakacki, Judy Ehrman, Antonino Guerrero, Kurt Crosby, Judy Ehrman, Jake Schoenecker, Alex Flores

1.Secretary Report: