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If you weren’t at Council 5’s 10th anniversary convention in person, here’s some of what you missed.


 

When I heard about the death of Maria Fernandes, an exhausted worker who died while napping in her car between two of her four jobs, I felt an immense sadness that quickly turned to anger.


 

We will never forget.


 

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Medicare costs aren’t a budget buster. The nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), reported last week that Medicare spending is declining.


 

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.


 

In case you missed it, we put together a very short video of Sen. Mitch McConnell and the secret audio of his remarks to a group of billionaire right-wing donors.


 

The purpose of the Vacation and PTO donation program is to replace pay lost when an extended disability causes an employee's absence from work.

There are currently two vacation donation requests from our fellow AFSCME 2822 members:

Michelle McMullen, County Attorney's Office

Bridgette Moore, HSPHD

To donate visit this link on Hennepin County Computers, or access the pdf form here.

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Around the Clock, Around the State

Whatever the time, whatever the day, AFSCME members are on the job. Sometimes, we do work that everybody sees. More often, we do work that’s invisible. In a special photo essay, we sample and celebrate the incredible variety of work Council 5 members do to make life better, safer, and more enjoyable.


 

On Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will enjoy the final stretch of summer.


 

It is way past time Congress understood that women's issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance to the economic health and well-being of our nation.


 

We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing.


 

This November, AFSCME will work overtime to support candidates who will protect collective bargaining rights, preserve retirement security, and ensure that every American has decent health care coverage.


 

Read between the lines, because Charles Koch's toxic vision for our country is still evident.


 

Rep. Paul Ryan keeps trotting out the same old plans to shred the U.S. safety net but calls it something else. His most recent scheme to cut anti-poverty programs comes with buzzwords like “innovation” and “flexibility,” but it’s the same tired ideas.


 

Opponents of labor unions were rubbing their hands gleefully earlier this summer when the Supreme Court ruled that home care workers didn't have to pay "fair share" fees. But our union is a testament to the power of collective action.


 

Watch AFSCME member Maricruz Manzanarez's powerful story on why we need immigration reform.


 

In a rousing keynote address at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes told the assembled delegates that unions do make a difference. Click through to watch the video highlights.


 

We kicked off the 41st International Convention in Chicago with some big news: our union is 92,155 members stronger today than it was just a few months ago. Watch highlights of Pres. Saunders' speech by clicking through.


 

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that home care and child care providers members were not required to pay fair share dues.


 

Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn.


 

Elections bring results. Gov. Dayton and DFL majorities delivered the best legislative session in a generation. They proved that, given a chance, state government can work for working people. Here’s the proof.


The Standing Rules set  financial and other procedures of our local. Read more >>>

The constitution lays out the rules that govern our local. Read more >>>

EMTs and paramedics suffer three times as many workplace injuries as the national average.


 

"A New Voice" is Local 2822's monthly (or almost montlhy) newsletter. In each issue you will find articles about your rights as a unionized worker, upcoming meetings and committees, educational and social events and workplace issues.

Back issues are posted below. There were no newsletters during the following months: 1/13, 12/13, 1/14, 3/14, 5/14.

PayWatch Raises Awareness about Income Inequality Read more >>>

New AFSCME campaign will grow the union by 50,000 members before the 2014 Convention in July. Read more >>>

When you have a problem on the job, when you need information about your rights, when you want to know how to get involved, see a steward. Your steward provides leadership for the union in your work area.

AFSCME 2822 Stewards

Steward Phone Department/Location
Genae Nicole
Chief Steward
612-543-3366 MHP
Grain Exchange Building
Erlene Olson
Chief Steward
612-596-8000 Records (Public Safety Facility) Sheriff
Walter Hanson 612-543-0272 Service Center
Brookdale Service Center

Tammy Richert

612-543-0690 Century Plaza
Operator

Dirk Schot

612-543-8426 Library
East Lake Library
Sarah Sosa 612-543-6451 Library
Maple Grove Library
Lynn Stetler 612-543-6409
Cell:763-245-8285
Library
Hopkins Library
Angel Gardner-Kocher 612-543-8043 Library
Minneapolis Central Library
Karen Fergus 612-596-8000 Records (Public Safety Facility) Sheriff

 

Stewards receive training that helps them to address problems in the work place. They've become familiar with our contract by studying its provisions, answering questions from co- workers and investigating grievances.

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The officers of AFSCME 2822 contribute their time and expertise to serving our local.

Officers were nominated during the February 2014 membership meeting. All nominees were unopposed. For more information about officers click "read more" below.

Local 2822 Officers
President

Lynn Stetler

612-543-6409
Cell:763-245-8285
Vice President Dirk Schot 612-543-8426
Treasurer Walter Hanson 612-543-0270
Recording Secretary Jeanne Whetstone 612-543-6357
Chief Steward Genae Nicole 612-543-3366
  Erlene Olson 612-596-8000
Membership Secretary Rita Watson 612-596-7843
E-Board at Large Karen Fergus 612-596-8000
  David Salmon 612-543-8585
  Tykesha Crouch 612-348-9964
  Sarah Sosa 612-543-6451
Trustee Keven Larson 612-543-6463
  Jim Ruiz 612-543-6729
Delta Dental Trustee Ann Baird 612-543-0270
Good & Welfare Heather Clark 612-543-8523

 

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Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>

by Olivia Sandbothe

Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.

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