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

On July 30, 2019, as part of the conclusion of the LMHCC Consensus decision making process, the County Board authorized the County Administrator David Hough to stop collecting insurance premiums for three pay periods this fall. This is also known as a premium holiday. The County certainly seems very excited about this, but I think a lot of us don’t know what it means.

The Rick Scott Political Activism Award is presented each year to an individual member, a local union, or a group of members or local unions in recognition of outstanding work in electoral, legislative and other political activity on behalf of our union. This years' award was presented to Local 552 President LaTonya Reeves.

We were thrilled to honor these members with our 2019 awards at our 15th annual convention in October. Congratulations to all - and thank you for your hard work and dedication to our movement!

Mike Buesing Local Union Development Award: AFSCME Local 66

Rick Scott Political Activism Award: LaTonya Reeves, President, President, Local 552

A bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives would simplify the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for current and would-be participants.

Across the nation, women are creating change for working families more than ever before. The Women’s Leadership Academy is ready to train more AFSCME women to be leaders of that change.

Introducing the 2019 Women’s Leadership Academy Online, which is kicking off trainings starting Oct. 16.

Designed for all AFSCME women, the academy will consist of four modules aimed at giving women the skills and support they need to stand tall for workers’ rights and increase political and workplace power on a greater scale.

Check out October's A New Voice Newsletter, it talks about the recent "Premium Holiday" decision, updates from the Services Center and the Library and Annoucements.