Letter from President Hoffman to AFSCME Members

September 18, 2020 

Siblings, 

I hope things are going well so far. I know we are not back to “normal” by any means, but I hope everyone is doing well. 

Please know that if you have concerns you should reach out to your campus stewards, chief stewards, or me anytime, and we will help or point you in the right direction. 

Also, I wanted to let you know that you may be contacted from time to time from either Council 5, or even the International Union, to see how things are going for you. Please do not be alarmed if you happen to get a call like this.  They are just checking in. If you are too busy at the time they call, you should not feel uncomfortable telling them that, at the moment, it is not the best time. 

I want to thank each and every one of you for continuing to support AFSCME because we all do better if we stick together. 

One final note, we will again be starting negotiations on a new contract after the start of the new year. As always, we need everyone’s support to get as good a contract as possible. If you have a coworker that has not yet joined, please encourage them to do so. 

In Solidarity, 

Joel Hoffman, President
AFSCME Local 4001