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.

AFSCME Labor Management MSOP

October 11th, 2018 12:00PM

Pexton 200


Attendance: Bonnie Wold, Paul Rodriguez, Troy Sherwood, Michelle Sexe, Tim Lokensgard, Scott Halverson, Denise Considine, Andrew Cole, Ryan Cates, Eric Hesse, Matt Stenger, Jamie Sheppard, Crystal Kreklow



Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check. And, thanks to unions, we now know there is also a union difference for workers who have access to critical benefits like paid parental leave.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17 percent of all U.S. workers have access to paid family leave.  

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

September 20th, 2018

1030pm Redman Club


Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Crystal Kreklow, Matt Stenger, Kurt Crosby, Ryan Cates, Jake Schoenecker, Jamie Sheppard, Marvin Sullivan, Eric Hesse, Antonino Guerrero, Emilio Florez, Alex Palmer, Harmony Hazelett.

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 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.