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AFSCME Council 5's Day on the Hill is our biggest and most powerful event of the year. DOTH 2019 will take place on Tuesday, March 26. Registration is open now through March 21, 2019.
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.

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.

At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders are doubling down on tax cuts for the rich.

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Here is a special edition of A New Voice for September. In the newsletter, you can find the Local's Presidents thoughts on how to move forward from the tentative agreement with Hennepin County Administration, open vacancies on the Local 2822 Executive Board, and upcoming union events.

It was 10 years ago this month that the 2008 financial crisis kicked into high gear. When storied Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers shut down, bankers walking out of the building carrying cardboard boxes of their possessions made the perfect image for TV cameras.

We live in an era of great inequality where the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Our Country, our State, and our County are experiencing a tremendous economic boom while we're falling further and further behind. The County is spending millions to purchase new buildings, renovate old ones, and increase top pay for Administrators while we work in understaffed buildings getting paid the bare minimum for our survival.