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NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN JULY.  The next Local 668 General Membership meeting will be on Thursday, August 27, 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


 

Want to get into the State Fair for free? Then volunteer at AFSCME’s kiosk at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion.


 

Members who work for the State of Minnesota Executive Branch will vote the week of Aug. 17 on a proposed two-year contract. A complete list of locations and times for in-person voting, plus details of the tentative agreement, will be posted on Council 5’s website. Members who need to vote by mail must file a Request for Mail Ballot no later than Monday Aug. 3. The request forms can be downloaded from Council 5’s website.


 

Good News from the Legislature

We increased state agency budgets to pay for raises and benefits for state employees. We gained more money for nursing homes, state prisons, and child protection services. We saved jobs in DHS, MinnesotaCare, and in local governments. We fought off attacks on our pensions. And we fought off attempts to expand tax giveaways for corporations. AFSCME members accomplished a lot at this year’s Legislature. Here are the details


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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