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EMS Week is a time to recognize the sacrifices that EMS professionals make for their communities and to honor these skilled heroes w

Some people have wild stories about their coworkers. Jill’s, though, are unique.

Minnesota winters are tough. In Rochester, several blizzards brought the entire town to a standstill. Major roads and highways were closed, sometimes for days at a time.

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.

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.