Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, 

As a public librarian for the Philadelphia Free Library, Sheila O’Steen embodies what we think of when we imagine a public service worker. Every day, she interacts with members of her community. Whether her patrons are young or old, affluent or impoverished, O’Steen shares knowledge and information with everyone she serves.

The 1965 Voting Rights Act worked. In the years and decades that followed its implementation, the law helped minority voters make their voices heard, especially African Americans who had been discriminated against at the polls. As a result, our democracy became stronger.

But in 2013, despite bipartisan reauthorization of the law by Congress, the Supreme Court gutted it, ruling 5-4 that a key provision was no longer necessary because the Voting Rights Act had worked and the problem was fixed.

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

October 17, 2019

3PM Redman Club


Adam Castle, Emilio Florez, Ryan Cates, Jamie Sheppard, Kurt Crosby, Matt Stenger, Steve Wilking, Marvin Sullivan, Rich Delestre, Crystal Kreklow, Antonino Guerrero, Brian Woller, Hans Paulson, Molly Kennedy, Mark Menke, Kelly Woelpern

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

November 21, 2019

430PM Jakes Pizza-Mankato


AFSCME Labor Management MSH

November 21, 2019 1230PM

Administration Building


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


AFSCME MSOP Labor Management

November 14, 2019

Human Resources Room



Attendance: Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Jamie Sheppard, Tim Lokensgard, Bonnie Wold, Michelle Sexe, Paul Rodriguez, Denise Considine, Troy Sherwood, Ryan Kern, Eric Hesse, Scott Halverson



Despite high levels of stress on the job, many state and local workers say they highly value serving the public and their communities and feel generally satisfied with their jobs.

This finding, from a national survey commissioned by the National Institute on Retirement Security, will not surprise many AFSCME members, who work in state, county and local governments and never quit on their communities.