Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

AFSCME social workers fight for the right to continue providing high-quality service to their elderly patients, who are among Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents.
The AFL-CIO Community Services Program, a national partnership between the United Way and the AFL-CIO, exists to provide resources, services and assistance to union workers and their families during times of hardship. “In Minnesota, there are AFL-CIO United Way partnership programs based out of Duluth, Minneapolis and St. Paul,” Rachel Loeffler-Kemp explains. The focus of the program, she says, is supporting working families. “We know that if we can help support them and the issues they face, our whole community is stronger.”

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services. 

My lost-time experience further enhanced and strengthened my love for being part of our union. I’ll only work union from now on. I want to encourage everyone who doesn’t know much about the union or is looking for change, to consider participating in our member organizing program.

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.  

LOS ANGELES — As fires burned in Northern and Southern California and the death toll continued to rise; as smoke engulfed nearby cities, prompting health warnings to stay indoors; and as survivors relocated to makeshift camps and hoped for the best, the best often

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

November 15, 2018

430pm Hobber’s 99


Ryan Cates, Matt Stenger, Steve Wilking, Kurt Crosby, Marvin Sullivan, Emilio Florez, Antonio Guerrero, Jamie Sheppard, Molly Kennedy, Jake Schoenecker, Eric Hesse, Lake Dougherty, Ashley, Amber, Tammy Rausch

AFSCME Labor Management MSH

November 15, 2018 1230PM

Administration Building


Attendance: Crystal Kreklow, Marvin Sullivan, Steve Wilking, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Scot Melby, Carol Olsen, Alli Kuhlman, Michelle Chalin, Denise Considine


Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

AFSCME Labor Management MSOP

November 8th 2018

Pexton 289


Attendance: Adam Castle, Matt Stenger, Crystal Kreklow, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Jamie Sheppard, Molly Kennedy, Michelle Sexe, Troy Sherwood, Paul Rodriguez, Bonnie Wold, Michelle Breamer, Denise Considine