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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.”

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,

AFSCME AGENDA ITEMS

AFSCME Labor Management MSH

September 20th 2018 1230PM

Administration Building

 

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

 

At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders are doubling down on tax cuts for the rich.

It was 10 years ago this month that the 2008 financial crisis kicked into high gear. When storied Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers shut down, bankers walking out of the building carrying cardboard boxes of their possessions made the perfect image for TV cameras.

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

August 16, 2018

430PM Redman Club

Present:

Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Crystal Kreklow, Matt Stenger, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Jake Schoenecker, Jamie Sheppard, Marvin Sullivan, Eric Hesse, John Zickler, John Hillyard, Jean Diederich

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

August 16, 2018

430PM Redman Club

Present:

Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Crystal Kreklow, Matt Stenger, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Jake Schoenecker, Jamie Sheppard, Marvin Sullivan, Eric Hesse, John Zickler, John Hillyard, Jean Diederich

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

August 16, 2018

430PM Redman Club

Present:

Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Crystal Kreklow, Matt Stenger, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Jake Schoenecker, Jamie Sheppard, Marvin Sullivan, Eric Hesse, John Zickler, John Hillyard, Jean Diederich