AFSCME Council 5's Day on the Hill is our biggest and most powerful event of the year. DOTH 2019 will take place on Tuesday, March 26. Registration is open now through March 21, 2019.
At the AFSCME International Conference in Boston this year, we remembered that, despite the attacks on labor unions, AFSCME will and does Rise Up! Taking the ‘Rise Up!’ message to Las Vegas, AFSCME International gathered over 160 volunteer member organizers (VMOs) from around the country to share the benefits of collective bargaining.
“I love to talk,” says Minnesota Corrections Officer Rick Neyssen with a chuckle.

This summer, I joined thousands of union members at a rally in Philadelphia to speak out against the Trump administration’s family separation policy. I was there to represent our union’s vision and values. We reject an immigration policy based on fear and cruelty. We embrace an immigration policy based on our common humanity, one that treats everyone with decency and dignity.

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives. That’s why public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

And we won big.

We won at every level of government and in almost every state. AFSCME members made our voices heard, helping our partners in For Our Future knock on 7.5 million doors and hold 925,000 conversations in targeted states.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

October 18, 2018

3pm Redman Club


Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Crystal Kreklow, Matt Stenger, Ryan Cates, Jamie Sheppard, Eric Hesse, Antonino Guerrero, Emilio Florez, Molly Kennedy, Stacy Mueller, Jacob Dougherty

AFSCME Labor Management MSH

October 18th 2018 1230PM

Administration Building


Attendance: Adam Castle, Matt Stenger, Crystal Kreklow, Ryan Cates, Emilio Florez, Steve Wilking, Scott Melby, Carol Olsen, Lisa Vanderveen, Scott Melby, Alli Kuhlman, Denise Considine


AFSCME Labor Management MSOP

October 11th, 2018 12:00PM

Pexton 200


Attendance: Bonnie Wold, Paul Rodriguez, Troy Sherwood, Michelle Sexe, Tim Lokensgard, Scott Halverson, Denise Considine, Andrew Cole, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Matt Stenger, Jamie Sheppard, Crystal Kreklow



Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check. And, thanks to unions, we now know there is also a union difference for workers who have access to critical benefits like paid parental leave.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17 percent of all U.S. workers have access to paid family leave.  

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

September 20th, 2018

1030pm Redman Club


Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Crystal Kreklow, Matt Stenger, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Jake Schoenecker, Jamie Sheppard, Marvin Sullivan, Eric Hesse, Antonino Guerrero, Emilio Florez, Alex Palmer, Harmony Hazelett.

AFSCME MSOP Labor/Management Meeting

September 21, 2018



In Attendance: Paul Rodriguez, Eric Hesse, Adam Castle, Matthew Stenger, Ryan Cates, Tim Lokensgard, Denise Considine, Michelle Sexe, Andrew Cole, Molly Kennedy,