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March 25, 2019 

Siblings, 

I think it is safe to say that Spring is just around the corner. It has been a long winter and I hope that you all fared well. 

Megha Desai is a public defender in Multnomah County, Oregon. In a given week, she might work upwards of 60 hours. Right now, she has about 145 open cases.

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The following applicants were selected to receive one $600 scholarship ($300 Fall/$300/spring) for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Member Winner - Jessica Thompson, Century College
Alternate - Justin Wagner, Dakota County Technical College 

Dependent Winner - Hunter Hansen, dependent of LaRae Hansen - Mesabi Range College
Alternate - Dezirai Jones, dependent of Grace Jones - Inver Hills Community College

On the heels of high profile walkouts, new organizing and spiking approval for unions, union leaders see the SCOTUS decision as a rallying point to unrig the economy and put workers first.

June 2018 Letter to Local 4001 

Sisters and Brothers: 

I hope everyone is having a relaxing summer and you can take time and re-energize yourself. 

I have waited to send this out in the hopes that there would be some/any news to share about the Janus attack on our Union.  We are still in the “wait and see” mode but recent rulings from the court do not look good.  As soon as any information is received, I will make sure to share it with you. 

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

Don't fall for the scam.

A new report shows Minnesota is a better state for working people than Wisconsin by nearly every important measure.

The Economic Policy Institute compared the two states’ records following the end of the Great Recession and the election of Gov. Mark Dayton and Gov. Scott Walker, from 2010 to 2017. The EPI says it looked to Minnesota and Wisconsin because of our two states’ proximity and widely diverging political policies.

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.