AFSCME: 75 Years of History
The history of AFSCME began in 1932, as the country suffered through a severe economic depression, when a small group of white-collar professional state employees met in Madison, Wisconsin, and formed what would later become Wisconsin State Employees Union/Council 24. The reason for the group’s creation was simple: to promote, defend and enhance the civil service system. They also were determined to help spread the civil service system across the country. Read More »
Recent Updates to Site
- 4/13/15- April 8th Eboard Meeting minutes posted
- 4/10/15- 3 informational flyers posted on the 1092 News page Re: Working Families & Move MN rally, Attack on US Postal Workers and Information on a Spaghetti feed benefit for "The Iron Five" 5 union members working for SMI at SAPPI in Cloquet, MN who have been on strike since January 1, 2015 and Management refuses to sit down with them. Please go to the 1092 News page and click on the links to read the flyers. (SMI or Special Minerals is the employer contracting for SAPPI)
- 4/2/15-March 18 Eboard meeting minutes and March 18 General membership meeting minutes posted on the Meeting Minutes Page
LIBERALIS FIGHTS BACK!! Call Anne Barry 651-431- 3212 Please leave a simple message by stating: " KEEP THE BFOQ ALIVE IN CARLTON!!!" Tell Anne we stand together in opposition of the decision to close this important facility!" The services provided at Liberalis have supported countless women in their journey to recovery.
- Allow your voice to be heard! We CAN make a difference by letting our officials know we have a right to give input about decisions being made in the Department of Human Services!
- Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise (CARE/Liberalis) is a gender specific women's treatment center located in Carlton, MN. CARE has 6 programs and the only one being selected to close is the program which is specific to Women with substance abuse disorders!
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing itpossibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." ~Maya Angelou.
Read More concerning CARE/Liberalis HERE
From The President Kuhlman
02/02-02/04 Contact Steve Jenson at 651-231-8564 and let him know that you are an AFSCME member and to invest in safe staffing numbers so you can go home safe. Please also have your spouse and children call to tell them the same message. Have them tell Steve that they want their mom/dad/spouse to come home safely from work.
To get messages from AFSCME council 5 regarding updates, text "Move MN" to 237263
From Vice President St. Germaine
. I announced last night at CLB. That on April 28th at 4:30pm We are holding a Workers Day Rally in down town Duluth on Lake Ave & Superior Street.Jessica and Jason on working on putting something together for Moose Lake and Jessica has green band aids for members to were on that day. I’m working with Jennifer Mundt to get us signs and flyers that we need to add the date, time & location. As soon as I get the info I’ll forward to all.
Workers are asking for members to help staff on the picket line from 5:30 AM- 6:30 PM at Sappi in Cloquet. Please set aside some time to help out our Union Brothers and Sisters! Thank you!
From National AFSCME . AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on National Healthy Schools Day, April 7, 2015. Read more
- By Lee Saunders
- Feb. 2, 2015, 1:58 p.m.
Most members of Congress today are millionaires. Their wealth has increased 28 percent since 2007, while that of the average American fell 43 percent.
So when President Barack Obama told members of Congress during his State of the Union address to try living on $15,000 a year if they think it’s so easy, the lack of response was telling.
From Council 5
Have you or one of your co-workers been assaulted by an abusive client? Download the survey (PDF) (MS Word) and tell us what happened, including when it happened, the extent of the injury, and management’s response. When you're done, email it to Jennifer Munt
Click on (MS Word) and save to your computer. Answer the questions, save the document and attatch to an e-mail then send to Jennifer Munt.
The survey asks for you to include your name but we understand the reasons why you may not want to include your name. please explain your reasons for not listing your name in your answers. It is very important to submit your input to help protect yourself and your co-workers.
Misc. Section .
4/10/15-Care Carlton staff are asking us to get as many people as possible to call Governor Dayton’s office and encourage the Governor to keep CARE Carlton open. As you all know this program serves some very vulnerable clients and this community will suffer without this program. Maybe remind him his campaign was against Republicans that wanted to privatize state jobs. Just a thought. Please spread the word. The Governor’s Office phone number is 651-201-3400
They just informed 11 of our afscme staff on Monday that they will now work their hired FTE’s and most of them will lose their insurance. These staff have worked YEARS full time hours. They also on Tuesday notified us that they are dropping our census, even though we have a 2 week waiting list.
My name is Stasha Sickler and I am your union secretary for our local 1092. In July of this past year I rolled my four -wheeler and broke my back. While I was out on leave our Executive Board Members filled in for me by taking notes, etc. I want to publicly thank each of our members for covering for me and to publicly apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
The minutes are posted before the General Membership, however there have times where they didn’t get posted until up to 4 days prior to the following meeting. For this, I do apologize and please know that my is to always have them posted the week after the General Membership Meeting.
Although all of us have busy lives, families, second and third jobs we strongly encourage you to attend your local meetings which are held the 2 nd Wednesday of each month. The locations are in Moose Lake (union office), Duluth (council 5 office on 2 nd street) and Virginia (serviceman’s club); the locations rotate in that order. This is a great time for all of you to voice your opinions, ask questions or share ideas you may have. These meetings are also a way to gain understanding of your contract, how the process runs, where your union dues are going and many various events that occur throughout the state. You are the union and we want you to be involved. Due to the volume of members in our local, miscommunication can be common and we are always working towards the common good of this local and want everyone to be aware that you can also be a part of this action.
Please visit YOUR webpage at www.wearelocal1092.org . We look forward to having your at your meeting. Contact information for all Executive Board Members are on the local webpage.