|Local 2829: Statewide with Pride|
Amalgamated Local 2829 is a statewide union local service nearly 800 State of Minnesota employees in more than 30 state agencies. Read more >>>
Local 2829 holds regular monthly membership meetings the 4th. Wednesday of each month at AFSCME Council 5 offices, 300 Hardman Ave S., South St. Paul. (Map) Phone hookups are available for members in other locations; here is thecall-in information. SKYPE is also available at: live:kirc0100
New AFSCME campaign will grow the union by 50,000 members before the 2014 Convention in July. Read more >>>
EXECUTIVE BOARD VACANCY
NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE BOARD VACANCY
There currently is a vacancy in the Local 2829 Executive Board to fill the remainder of the term of Chad Olson, who promoted out of the bargaining unit. The term is until July of 2015. Members interested in filling this position should contact President Norbie. The vacancy will be filled by action of the Executive Board prior to the April 23 General Membership Meeting
Minimum Wage Victory!
House and Senate leaders have reached a deal to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2016, then keep raising it each year to keep up with the cost of living. (Read the details) AFSCME members led the way in fighting to make work pay. Combined with the efforts of our allies in the labor, faith and nonprofit communities, it means 357,000 hard-working Minnesotans will get a pay raise they need to improve their ability to support themselves and their families.
AFSCME INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ELECTIONS
WATCH YOUR MAIL FOR YOUR BALLOT TO ELECT DELEGATES TO REPRESENT LOCAL 2829 AT THE AFSCME INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, JULY 14-18, 2014.
February 2014 General Membership Meeting Minutes.
Highlights: Day on the Hill Registration, stewards/Executive Board Retreat, State Employee Policy Committee meeting.Read more >>>
Fighting for All Workers
More than 1,000 Council 5 members and retirees made themselves impossible to ignore during Day on the Hill. During what is typically our biggest event all year, members took our union’s fight for all workers to the Capitol. That included packing a hearing room urging the minimum wage conference committee to raise the wage to $9.50 -- then make sure it goes up every year to keep up with inflation. See the photo album of AFSCME members in action. Sample news coverage from around the state.
Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>
by Olivia Sandbothe
Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.Read more >>>
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