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Through thousands of conversations AFSCME members mobilized voters to elect candidates who share our union values.

AFSCME Council 5 -- Member's Health and Welfare fund is making a change from Delta Dental to HealthPartners effective January 1, 2019. Below is a new summary of the dental benefits. 

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives.

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

At the Library Board meeting on September 26, library workers spoke in solidarity with the workers and community of North Regional Library in North Minneapolis. They demanded that Library Administration be held accountable for the institutional racism that has led to North Regional Library being inadequately staffed and supported, leading to unsafe conditions for both staff and patrons. North Regional staff have since been promised an additional building supervi-sor, more Hennepin County security, and an increase of 2 FTE for frontline staff.

Resolution submitted by Shane Clune, Local 2822
Approved at the Council 5 Convention, September 28, 2018

New Voice AFSCME 2822 newsletter Hennepin County union

For November, we're speaking up for North Regional Library, plus Council 5 Convention highlights, and a new Treasurer and Recording Secretary. And oh yeah, go vote!

Click on the link below to view/download as a PDF.

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.  

The AFSCME unions locals demonstrating in front of Hennepin County Government Center to protest the progress of union negotiations.

Local 2822 President Fuhrman questioning HC Commissioner McLaughlin about his support for unions concerning the 2018-2019 Union Contract. 

2019-2021 Contract Ratified by Membership

85% of 2822 voters voted to accept the new contract with Hennepin County. We know we deserve better; we have already started fighting for our next contract!

Thank you to everyone who voted and everyone who has been fighting for better working conditions at Hennepin County. And thanks to the AFSCME staff who organized and staffed the voting, and especially our field representative, Joe Broge who is always working hard for us.