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 Agenda

July 19, 2018

Administration Building MOJ



Attendance: Adam Castle, Steve Wilking, Emilio Florez, Marvin Sullivan, Alli Kuhlman, Michelle Chalin, Carol Olsen, Scott Melby, Denise Considine, Lisa Vanderveen


AFSCME Labor Management MSH

June 21, 2018

Administration Building


Attendance: Adam Castle, Matt Stenger, Crystal Kreklow, Ryan Cates, Steve Wilking, Marvin Sullivan, Carol Olsen, Lisa Vanderveen, Scott Melby, Alli Kuhlman, Denise Considine


Reflection/Celebration: Melby-Float report we were working on is working. Carol-We had zero citations in the last review.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

June 21, 2018

1030PM Redman Club


Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Crystal Kreklow, Matt Stenger, Steve Wilking, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Jake Schoenecker, Kurt Crosby, Will Moore, Tom Kluntz, Jamie Sheppard

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

On the heels of high profile walkouts, new organizing and spiking approval for unions, union leaders see the SCOTUS decision as a rallying point to unrig the economy and put workers first.
When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

May 17th, 2018

430PM Hobber’s 99


Adam Castle, Jamie Sheppard, Emilio Florez, Crystal Kreklow, Antonino Guerrero, Matt Stenger, Steve Wilking, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Tim Poppen