Local 2822: Hennepin County Clerical and Related


Contract negotiations continue. Find out the latest in this month's newsletter.

Watch Hennepin County workers address County Commissioners on issues of staffing and respect in the workplace.

This month's issue is packed with news: reports on our local's recent victory in arbitration, on the first round of contract negotiations, and a special announcement of a union of union members.

Please read it! As contract negotiations with Hennepin County heat up, now's a key time to be informed.

The first session of AFSCME contract negotiations with Hennepin County was held on Monday, August 10. From our opening statement (click "read more" below to find a pdf link to the entire proposal):

"Our interests lie in improving the wages, benefits and working conditions of all Hennepin County Workers. Our members strive to meet the Hennepin County mission statement of enhancing the health, safety and quality of life of our residents and communities in a respectful, efficient and fiscally responsible way."

"Our members have worked hard to achieve the mission, even to the point of sacrificing their own health and quality of life to do so. Insufficient staffing levels have left workers stressed and morale low. The time has come to rebuild the workforce by providing livable wages, support, maintaining honest department budgets and responsible staffing."

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Contract negotiations begin this month. Read the latest newsletter to stay informed.

This short video by AFSCME explains why all workers chip in to support their union. Thanks to Molly Malecki for the idea to post it here!

Today's labor history video is WatchMojo.com's "Top Ten Labor Strikes in U.S. History."

For all the labor history buffs I know are out there in 2822: take a moment to make your own top ten list before watching, then hit play and see if you agree!


Fellow 2822ers, did you know that YouTube is not just a great source of cat videos, but also a pretty good source of videos about your rights as a unionized employee? Well, it is.

Here are a couple of videos about the Weingarten Rule, which is your right to union representation in a meeting with management:

Read your contract and know your rights!

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
Walter Hanson 612-543-0272 Service Center
Brookdale Service Center
Sarah Sosa 612-543-2199 HSPHD
Lynn Stetler 612-543-6409
Hopkins Library
LeeAnne McDonough 612-596-8000 Public Safety Facility/
Central Records
Sam Gutierrez 612-460-7264 Health Services Building MC 961
Jayne Mikulay 612-543-8426 East Lake Library


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

Lynn Stetler

Vice President David Salmon 612-543-8426
Treasurer Walter Hanson 612-543-0270
Recording Secretary Jeanne Whetstone 612-543-6357
Chief Steward Genae Nicole 612-543-3366
Membership Secretary Rita Watson 612-596-7843
E-Board at Large Valerie Wiggins 612-596-8000
  Tykesha Crouch 612-348-9964
  Sarah Sosa 612-543-2199
Trustee Keven Larson 612-543-6463
  Jim Ruiz 612-543-6729
  Lucia Smida 612-596-0825
Delta Dental Trustee Ann Baird 612-543-0270
Good & Welfare Heather Clark 612-543-8523


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

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

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