Letter from President Hoffman to AFSCME Members

 July 10, 2019

 Siblings,

 Greetings!  Wow, summer is going fast.  I hope everyone has been able to find some time to relax and rejuvenate this summer. 

By now I am sure everyone has heard the Master Negotiations Team reached a tentative agreement with the State for our new contract. Details are available on MemberLink. If you have not yet signed up, you can access at www.AFSCMEMN.org and click on MemberLink. If you need assistance, all you have to do is call 651-450-4990 and the team will help you out. 

The next step is for our delegates to meet on July 23.  They will vote on whether or not to recommend ratification to the membership. The Master Team unanimously recommends ratification. Then during the week of August 5th the Master Team and Council 5 staff members will travel the state to hold voting sessions. Watch for further information on times and locations. Only members are eligible to vote.  Each location will have the ability to sign up non-members if they want to have a voting voice. 

I am going to end with some sad news; many of you know Chas Martin. He was our primary field rep for many years and was part of our 4001 family. His lovely wife, Ella, passed away after a battle with cancer. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts. 

In Solidarity, 

Joel Hoffman, President
AFSCME Local 4001