In Solidarity: Rally for a Fair Contract at HCMC

On Saturday, March 17, AFSCME Local 2822 joined in solidarity with workers at HCMC fighting for a fair contract. Over a hundred workers, families, and community members marched in the spring sunshine outside of the sparkling new HCMC Specialty Center in downtown Minneapolis.

AFSCME Locals 977 and 2474, representing clerical and technical workers, have been in contract negotiations with HCMC since November. After spending hundreds of millions on a new building, rebranding, and bonuses to HCMC CEO Jon Pryor, HCMC is offering takebacks, less staff, higher insurance premiums, and a 1% general wage increase for the workers who make HCMC run. 2822, along with leadership from HC AFSCME Locals 34, 552, and 2864, delivered a letter Jon Pryor saying we will discourage our members from enrolling in his plan if workers aren’t offered the contract they deserve. We will continue to stand with HCMC workers. Who do the work? WE DO!