|AFSCME Local 668|
The next Local 668 General Membership meeting will be on Thursday, April 23, 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.
"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
St. Paul’s annual Untold Stories labor history series returns April 28 with neighborhood events focusing on jazz and classical musicians, railroad workers, slave labor in Minnesota, the impact of immigrants, and a riverboat tour of key Dakota Indian sites along the Mississippi. All events are free and open to the public.
The annual St. Paul Labor Bowl takes place Thursday April 30. The event benefits the St. Paul Labor Studies and Resource Center, a nonprofit arm of the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation that assists union families in need. Teams and individuals are welcome.
Council 5 is accepting applications through May 8 for three scholarships. In addition, deadlines are approaching for other scholarships available to AFSCME members furthering their own education, or for children attending college from AFSCME families.
Council 5 wraps up a month of volunteer action with a celebration, march, and community service project in St. Paul on Saturday April 25. The “Keep the Dream Alive” activities publicly demonstrate how we, as AFSCME members, improve lives not only on the job, but also on our own time, in our own communities.
House Republicans are trying to create a sub-minimum wage that allows businesses to pay less to waitresses and other workers who earn part of their pay in tips. Here's a tip you can share with legislators: We shouldn't be repealing, reducing, or freezing the minimum wage for anybody.
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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