|AFSCME Local 668|
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.
"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
Ten years after the storm, we can still say about our AFSCME sisters and brothers: They rose to the challenge.
6 out of every 10 Americans now supports labor unions – a phenomenal five-point jump over the previous year. That’s the latest from a Gallup poll showing that during the past year, Americans’ approval of unions skyrocketed to its highest point in 7 years.
Stop the Assaults at Work
As part of Council 5's “Safe Staffing” campaign, members are planning a Safety Conference to create real solutions that fix the problems faced by our co-workers in human services and health care. You can share your ideas at an open meeting the day before Council 5’s annual convention. Join us on Wednesday Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in downtown Duluth. Learn more on Facebook at “Safe Staffing MN.” Or contact JoAnn Holton at 651-287-0506 or by email.
Council 5 has mailed the official call to locals for our 2015 convention, “Stronger Together.” Here’s a rundown of key information.
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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