|LOCAL 3688 **MJB District Courts 2, 4, 6, & 10 & Guardians Ad Litem Districts 1-10|
The 2017 Legislature convened January 3. The first week of session was ceremonial with lawmakers taking the oath of office and committees organizing themselves. The Capitol renovation is complete, doubling the amount of public space and repairing water damage, peeling paint and crumbling plaster. Now every Minnesotan can be proud of our beautifully restored gem.
Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.
Director’s Column – Stepping Up – October 15, 2016
With the November 8th election fast approaching, I’m asking you to BELIEVE. Not just in a particular candidate’s ability to bring real change to Minnesota, but to believe in our union’s collective power to make our state work even better.Read more >>>
Online college degrees are available for members spouses, partners, children, step children and grand children. Read more >>>
“Right to Work” on steroids hits Minnesota legislature
FREIDRICH'S CASE DECISION-UNION IS HERE TO STAY
AFSCME has a packed agenda. Here are some of the big issues we’ll be focusing on. Read more >>>
On Monday, Jan. 11, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that seeks to undermine our rights to negotiate for fair pay and benefits that sustain our families.
Bad boss barred from another attempt to decertify for a year Read more >>>
University workers stand together to demand livable wages and reasonable family leave policies Read more >>>
The Importance of True Solidarity
Please watch the trailer and find some time to watch the entire film. This is what is possible here in Minnesota without the solidarity and committment from members to act in what fashion you are comfortable. Everyone has a place in our Union and is needed to keep our Union strong!
Click on the link below to view the trailer for "We are Wisconsin."
AFSCME International threw down the challenge: It dared locals to sign up 50,000 new members before its July convention. Members in Minnesota and across the country responded – big time.
Despite bipartisan opposition, supporters of the irresponsible "Right to Work" Constitutional Amendment are trying to move the bill forward in the Minnesota Senate. They know that Minnesotans oppose this unsafe, unfair and unnecessary law, and have resorted to desperate gimmicks to try to pass it.
This bill is not what its supporters say it is. Plain and simple, this isn't a right to work; it's the right to hurt workers, our economy, and the middle class.
This article explains the day in the life of a Volunteer Member Organizer (VMO). What we have in our contract is far from what other's experience at their jobs. Things like holidays, time off accumulation, lay-off language, and job security are just a few of the particulars that other's do not have. These opportunities are available to any member that is willing to step up and become more active. This article is taken out of the current March Stepping Up magazine distributed by AFSCME Council 5.
By: Sabrina Becker
© American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO. All rights reserved.
Photographs and illustrations, as well as text, cannot be used without permission from AFSCME.