Some of the nation’s largest cultural institutions accepted more than $1.6 billion in federal help to weather the coronavirus pandemic, but continued to let go of workers – even though the assistan

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

With so much at stake for working families in the 2020 election, AFSCME members across the country stood up to the challenge once again. Although the pandemic prevented us from putting thousands of boots on the ground as we normally do, AFSCME members still made a huge difference in key races across the country.

AFSCME Labor Management MSH

October 15, 2020  1230PM

Administration Building


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


This past Saturday, you might have been cooking a late breakfast, planning a fun weekend activity or taking some quiet time with your family. But with 10 days to go until the most important election of our lifetimes, more than 200 AFSCME members were fired up and raring to go during a Pennsylvania volunteer kickoff Zoom call, one of many being held around the country as the Big Green Machine kicks into high gear.

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.

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

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 and local union development.

We're thrilled to have presented this year's award to Local 999 -St. Stephen's Human Services. Local 999 recently ratified their first tentative agreement, all while often negotiating virtually due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

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

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 choices up and down the ballot. In a year when our jobs, our families, and every aspect of our lives have felt the impact of a pandemic, there are lots of ways to make your voice heard at the polls.