EMS Week is a time to recognize the sacrifices that EMS professionals make for their communities and to honor these skilled heroes w

Some people have wild stories about their coworkers. Jill’s, though, are unique.

The C5 Executive Board met May 16 and voted unanimously to support, in the event of a shutdown, a lights on bill.

Our union gained more than 9,000 dues-paying members and nearly 19,000 dues-paying retirees in the last year, suggesting that billionaires and corporations are failing in their effort to “defund and defang” public service unions.

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.

In Missouri, two separate anti-worker measures, HB 1413 and SB 1007, were halted by state courts last week.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

February 21st 2019

430PM Redmen Club


Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Matt Stenger, Ryan Cates, Emilio Florez, Kurt Crosby, Crystal Kreklow, Antonino Guerrero, Jake Schoeneker, Jaime Sheppard, Marvin Sullivan, Steve Wilking, Hans Paulson, Mason Meyer, Katelyn Thiry, Molly Kennedy

AFSCME Labor Management MSH

February 21st 2019 1230PM

Administration Building


Attendance: Adam Castle, Matt Stenger, Marvin Sullivan, Crystal Kreklow, Emilio Florez, Kurt Crosby, Steve Wilking, Scott Melby, Lisa Vanderveen, Alli Kuhlman, Denise Considine, Michelle Chalin, Carol Olsen, Roxanne Portner


AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

February 28th 2019




Attendance: Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Jamie Sheppard, Molly Kennedy, Crystal Kreklow, Michelle Sexe, Troy Sherwood, Tim Lokensgard, Denise Considine, Andrew Cole



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.”
Receiving the MCA award has reinvigorated Gundgovi’s commitment to serving his parolees and the public. He says it’s an honor to be acknowledged, but the real reward is knowing he’s helping rehabilitate parolees to better themselves and strengthen our communities, and knowing his AFSCME colleagues have his back and share his values.