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 Labor Management MSOP

August 9, 2018

Pexton 287


Attendance: Adam Castle, Matt Stenger, Crystal Kreklow, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Jamie Sheppard, Liz Trandem, Paul Rodriguez. Troy Sherwood, Michelle Breamer. Denise Considine, Andrew Cole, Tim Lokensgard



AFSCME Labor Management MSH

August 16th 2018 1230PM

Administration Building


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


Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

AFSCME members are joining PEOPLE to help fight the powerful forces trying to silence workers. Even though big corporations and big money led to an anti-worker Supreme Court decision, the Janus case isn’t stopping workers or their unions. Minnesota public workers aren’t just joining AFSCME Council 5, they’re joining PEOPLE or upping their contributions to help fight the powerful forces trying to silence workers.
The AFSCME Council 5 Executive Board Thursday unanimously endorsed Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in the November election, along with a slate of other highly qualified candidates for state and federal office. The Executive Board is made up of members and elected by members.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

July 12, 2018

3PM Hobbers


Ryan Cates, Matt Stenger, Eric Hesse, Emilio Florez, Antonino Guerrero, James Hemshrot, Crystal Kreklow

1.Secretary Report:

AFSCME Labor Management MSOP

July 12, 2018

1st Floor Administration


Attendance: Adam Castle, Matt Stenger, Crystal Kreklow, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Mike Homer, Troy Sherwood, Jamie Sheppard, Elizabeth Trandum, Jamie Sheppard, Scott Halverson, Michelle Sexe, Paul Rodriguez, Michelle Breamer, Bonnie Wold, JR Haller, Melissa Gryschek, Nicole Boder, Alex Rodriguez