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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.”
November’s midterm was, as we’ve all heard, one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. Our rights, our freedoms, our health, safety, security and dignity were all on the line. Working Minnesotans didn’t just get the message – we shouted it from the rooftops. Through thousands of conversations AFSCME members mobilized voters to elect candidates who share our union values.

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

Present:

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

 

AFSCME AGENDA ITEMS

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

Present:

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.