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Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, 

Roxie Nelson remembers her father, Ed Nelson, as a caring and passionate man who often put the needs of others before his own.

“When I was around him his phone was always busy, and he would take calls from people all the time,” she recalls. “He was always working to help somebody, whether it was at the union or friends or family. He would take care of people whenever they needed help.”

Editor’s note: The following is a story from the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, as told by a member in Washington state:

“My name is Kristina Johnson-Short and I am a social services specialist with the Division of Children, Youth and Families in Washington state. I’m a proud AFSCME member, a shop steward and president of AFSCME Local 1054 (WFSE). I am also a domestic violence survivor.

AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

April 9th, 2020

Human Resources Room

12PM

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Annie Juckaki, Steve Wilking, Nick Weerts, Eric Hesse, Bonnie Wold, Michelle Sexe, Tory Sherwood, Tim Lokensgard, Bonnie Wold, Michelle Breamer, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Kern, Denise Considine

 

AFSCME AGENDA ITEMS

Follow Up Items

It’s become clear that relief bills Congress has approved thus far, including the record $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, won’t be enough to quell the health and economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What other aid should Congress provide? AFSCME has recommendations.

AFSCME members working for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) are hopping busy these days fulfilling a critical mission. They are helping Louisianans survive as the Bayou State’s economy buckles under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.

AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

March 12 2020

Human Resources Room

12PM

 

Attendance: Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Annie Juckaki, Jamie Sheppard, Steve Wilking, Nick Weerts, Eric Hesse, Bonnie Wold, Michelle Breamer, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Kern, Denise Considine

 

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Updating wills before heading into work. Extending the lives of single-use masks. Self-isolating from their own families. These are just some of the shameful realities and conditions health care workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are facing each day.

Before the announcement early Wednesday of an unprecedented $2 trillion deal to combat the coronavirus pandemic, AFSCME President Lee Saunders and three front-line workers put pressure on federal lawmakers to come through with a robust aid package for state and local governments so they can rebuild decimated public services.