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With former Vice President Joe Biden confirming his participation on Tuesday, the AFSCME-sponsored presidential candidate forum on Aug.

Today, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act will

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents recently approved their 2020 budget, which includes tuition increases, the possibility of health care hikes, and a wage increase that doesn’t do enough

New Voice AFSCME 2822 newsletter Hennepin County union

For December, we say thanks to our outgoing Chief Steward and have updates from Child Protection and the Service Center. Click on the link below to view/download as a PDF.

LOS ANGELES — As fires burned in Northern and Southern California and the death toll continued to rise; as smoke engulfed nearby cities, prompting health warnings to stay indoors; and as survivors relocated to makeshift camps and hoped for the best, the best often

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

November’s midterm was, as we’ve all heard, one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. Our rights, our freedoms, our health, safety, security and dignity were all on the line. Working Minnesotans didn’t just get the message – we shouted it from the rooftops. Through thousands of conversations AFSCME members mobilized voters to elect candidates who share our union values.

This summer, I joined thousands of union members at a rally in Philadelphia to speak out against the Trump administration’s family separation policy. I was there to represent our union’s vision and values. We reject an immigration policy based on fear and cruelty. We embrace an immigration policy based on our common humanity, one that treats everyone with decency and dignity.

AFSCME Council 5 -- Member's Health and Welfare fund is making a change from Delta Dental to HealthPartners effective January 1, 2019. Below is a new summary of the dental benefits. 

Rest assured you will be able to continue to see the dentist you and your family are seeing today. 

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives. That’s why public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

And we won big.

We won at every level of government and in almost every state. AFSCME members made our voices heard, helping our partners in For Our Future knock on 7.5 million doors and hold 925,000 conversations in targeted states.

At the Library Board meeting on September 26, library workers spoke in solidarity with the workers and community of North Regional Library in North Minneapolis. They demanded that Library Administration be held accountable for the institutional racism that has led to North Regional Library being inadequately staffed and supported, leading to unsafe conditions for both staff and patrons. North Regional staff have since been promised an additional building supervi-sor, more Hennepin County security, and an increase of 2 FTE for frontline staff.