Across the nation, women are creating change for working families more than ever before. The Women’s Leadership Academy is ready to train more AFSCME women to be leaders of that change.

It’s not a secret that drug prices in the United States are rising much faster than inflation.

President Mike Lindholt has accepted a temporary Field Representative position with Council 5.  Mike will be the Field Representative for Local 221.  Taking over the duties of Local President, will be shared by Vice President Nate Smith and Vice President Brian Lindholt.  Congratulations on your assignment Mike.  

We will be taking nominations and voting for the following office post - President, Vice President 1, Secretary and Treasurer.

Current nomininations are: President - Mike Lindholt (incumbent) and Duane "Booty" Butorac.  Vice President 1 - Louis McNutt, Secretary - Darrin Trast.  Treasurer - Brian Kirsch.

Further nominations and election will happen at the regular union meeting scheduled for October 24th at the Double Tree Hotel, 2540 Cleveland Ave N Roseville, Mn beginning at 6:30 PM.  You need to attend this meeting in order to cast your ballot.

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AFSCME members have long known one big advantage of joining a union: better wages.

The US deficit has now topped 1 trillion dollars.  This has happened only once before, the years between 2009 and 2012 when the US was dealing with the worst financial crisis and deep recession since the 1930's.  Although revenue for 2019 is up by 3.4%, spending is also up by 7%, nearly double.  The effects of the Trump's 1.5 billion dollar tax cut is very noticable, tax revenue for individuals has risen by 2%, corporate tax revenue is down by the same amount.  The Trump administration has added billions of dollars to the deficit wutg its extra spending for military and domestic programs. 

On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a tragedy unique in our history. And we promised each other to never forget — never forget those who lost their lives or those who put their lives on the line to save others.

LAS VEGAS – Corrections workers have become the first group of state workers to ask to be recognized as AFSCME in contract negotiations since Nevada adopted a law in June giving state employees the right to collectively bargain.

The corrections unit filed for recognition Friday with the state’s Government Employee-Management Relations Board after majority of the staff asked to be represented in contract talks as AFSCME Local 4041.

This year’s winner of the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship is someone who defends workers' rights, supports her community and is deeply involved in her union.