Congratulations and thank you to everyone who stepped forward to fight for 2822 workers in an official capacity at our February membership meeting.

Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

AFSCME social workers fight for the right to continue providing high-quality service to their elderly patients, who are among Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents.

Hennepin County AFSCME Locals have filed a class action grievance against Hennepin County for violating our 2016-2018 contract regarding performance raises.

We had a busy year in 2822! Here are some of our workplace victories from 2018 and ongoing struggles for 2019. Don’t see your area on the list and want to organize? Shoot me or a steward or officer in your area an email. We’d love to get to know you and work with you!

Health and Human Services:

No one should feel like work isn’t safe. But we have been hearing more from workers that they don’t always feel safe at work and they don’t feel like their concerns are being listened to. Many 2822 jobs have the potential to cause long-term physical harm. Many of us interact directly with the public with few boundaries.

I was driving past a park in Eden Prairie last week when I did something that happens to me often, especially over the past couple months: I thought of Dawn Lindgren, an Excelsior library worker who passed away in October.

Local 2822 had a busy 2018, take a look at the January 2019 issue of the A New Voice!

At the AFSCME International Conference in Boston this year, we remembered that, despite the attacks on labor unions, AFSCME will and does Rise Up! Taking the ‘Rise Up!’ message to Las Vegas, AFSCME International gathered over 160 volunteer member organizers (VMOs) from around the country to share the benefits of collective bargaining.
“I love to talk,” says Minnesota Corrections Officer Rick Neyssen with a chuckle.