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We're excited to announce that AFSCME members who work for the State of Minnesota in Bargaining Units 2-7 have  voted officially to ratify the agreement reached in June. This contract

My name is Amy. I want to share my story, and tell you why I’m proud of my union for standing up for families like mine.

My lost-time experience further enhanced and strengthened my love for being part of our union. I’ll only work union from now on. I want to encourage everyone who doesn’t know much about the union or is looking for change, to consider participating in our member organizing program.

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.  

Lindsey Fenner, Executive Board and Newsletter Editor, Penn Lake Library

In November, AFSCME Local 2822 stewards, elected representatives and activists attended a bullying and sexual harassment training put on by the University of Minnesota’s Labor Education Service.

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.