“This is going to be a game-changer for my household and millions of other retirees like me,” AFSCME Illinois Retiree 

AFSCME members in Hawaii urgently need our help.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

October 20, 2022



Ryan Cates, Eric Manriquez, Matt Stenger, Steaed Doehring, Jamie Schwartz, Antonino Guerrero, Cory Moon, Erin Wiederich, James Kibler, Tom Keck, Sherry Kristensen, Tyler Hruby

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Services (MHSATS)

 CARE-St. Peter and CBHH-Rochester

AFSCME Labor/Management Meeting


Virtual Meeting Location: Microsoft Teams


Thursday, August 25, 2022 --- 1:30pm – 2:30pm






Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Services (MHSATS)

 CARE-St. Peter and CBHH-Rochester

AFSCME Labor/Management Meeting Minutes



Thursday, October 27, 2022 --- 1:30pm – 2:30pm



  1. Introductions: Jonelle Gressman, Jen Erickson, Heather Tucke, James Pierce, Adam Lubertz, Frederick Bender, William K, Ryan Cates, Steve Wilking, Erin Wiederich


  1. Reports
  • Overtime
  • Vacancies




St. Peter – HR Conference Room – Microsoft Teams

October 13, 2022

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Bonnie Wold, Tim Lokensgard, Kim Franek, Karen Holicky, Troy Sherwood, Michelle Breamer, Lynn Hart, Emily Samarzia, Chris Hagen, Michelle Sexe, Annie Jakacki, Nick Weerts, Jamie Schwartz, Steaed Doehring, Matt Stenger, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Erin Wiederich




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.