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

Kicking off the Hennepin County contract campaign with a rally at the Government Center in Minneapolis!

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.

The 2018 Contract campaign continues! Locals 34, 552, 1719, 2822, 2864, and 2938 are at the table. The Union will keep members updated through this newsletter known as “Table Talk” Please keep in mind, Economic Issues will not be discussed in negotiations until August.

 Member-provided photo.

Pictured: Keith Kracht. Photo Credit: Member-provided photo.

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.

During our bargaining session on Monday May 21, the County proposed a troubling addition to Article 4, our union security article. This newly-proposed Section 12 reads as follows:

The Parties agree that any employee representatives of the UNION who do not honor the contract language of this article 4 will be subject to removal from union activity for a period of time to be negotiated between the Labor Relations Department and AFSCME Council 5.

Express your union solidarity through art! Take a coloring break, then display your masterpiece on your locker, cubicle wall, or the union bulletin board. We’d love to see your work– take a picture and send it to [email protected] or post it to our Facebook page: @afscme2822. We won’t tell you to stay within the lines! Click below for a file to print.

Thanks to Brett Schlosser, Steward, North Regional Library, for this beautiful coloring sheet rendering of our Contract 2018 graphic!

The June Edition is here! We are in full contract-bargaining mode. Read about the Contract Kickoff Rally and get your AFSCME 2822 Contract 2018 coloring sheet. Plus, June elections for 2 delegates to the AFSCME International Convention and workers' education opportunities.

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