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The next Local 668 General Membership meeting will be on Thursday, May 28, 2015 beginning at 5:00 PM in the Hennessey Room at Council 5.  The Council 5 offices are located at 300 Hardman Av. S., South St. Paul.

Council 5 has a security system that is in effect after 4:30 PM.  To gain admittance after 4:30 PM, you will need to dial "21" on the keypad next to the doors off the courtyard on the south side of the building.  Someone will then meet you at the doors and let you in the building.

AFSCME Council 5 (Mapquest)

 


 

 "In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as 'right to work'. It provides no 'rights' and no 'works'. It's purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining... We demand this fraud be stopped."

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1961


 

If you’ve never heard of fast track or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, here’s the basics you need to know to understand these trade policies -- and how to stop them.


 

The Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) issued reports recently detailing how the right-to-work (RTW) scam hurts workers by weakening collective bargaining and unions’ ability to negotiate good wages and benefits.


 

You might think a $2 billion budget surplus would make bargaining easier. But that’s not happening as negotiations ratchet up for new contracts that cover 17,500 AFSCME members at the State of Minnesota.


 

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.


 

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