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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.

During our bargaining session on Monday May 21, the County proposed a troubling addition to Article 4, our union security article. This newly-proposed Section 12 reads as follows:

The Parties agree that any employee representatives of the UNION who do not honor the contract language of this article 4 will be subject to removal from union activity for a period of time to be negotiated between the Labor Relations Department and AFSCME Council 5.

Express your union solidarity through art! Take a coloring break, then display your masterpiece on your locker, cubicle wall, or the union bulletin board. We’d love to see your work– take a picture and send it to [email protected] or post it to our Facebook page: @afscme2822. We won’t tell you to stay within the lines! Click below for a file to print.

Thanks to Brett Schlosser, Steward, North Regional Library, for this beautiful coloring sheet rendering of our Contract 2018 graphic!

The June Edition is here! We are in full contract-bargaining mode. Read about the Contract Kickoff Rally and get your AFSCME 2822 Contract 2018 coloring sheet. Plus, June elections for 2 delegates to the AFSCME International Convention and workers' education opportunities.

Click below to view/download as a PDF.

The County’s proposals made on 5/21/2018 represent serious take backs for our union rights, pay, and benefits.

    1. Attacks on Our Compensation and Benefits:

      1. Reduce Steps

      2. Increase Health Insurance Costs- no details yet

      3. Eliminate Occasional Bilingual Pay

Hennepin County gave their opening proposal on Monday, May 21. Their full proposal is available in full below as a PDF to view/download. Top on their agenda: attacking union rights and our right to free speech; making it easier for the employer to discipline workers; and curtailing seniority rights and pay differentials. The changes were divisive, pitting newer workers against senior workers. No concrete wage proposals have been submitted but the employer is telling us they think steps are too generous and insurance costs need to go up.

2822 telling the truth at the HC Commissioner's Office 4.16.18

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A new report shows Minnesota is a better state for working people than Wisconsin by nearly every important measure.

The Economic Policy Institute compared the two states’ records following the end of the Great Recession and the election of Gov. Mark Dayton and Gov. Scott Walker, from 2010 to 2017. The EPI says it looked to Minnesota and Wisconsin because of our two states’ proximity and widely diverging political policies.