Working People’s Day of Action!

Date: 
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 10:30am

The economy has been rigged against working people by CEOs, billionaires and the politicians who do their bidding. On Saturday, February 24, thousands of working people across the country will stand united to say: un-rig the system.

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Join us for the Working People’s Day of Action!

February 24, 2018 | 10:30 AM
State Capitol Rotunda
 
Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and be treated with dignity and respect at work. They carried signs that boldly proclaimed: “I AM A MAN.”
 
Fifty years later, as a handful of corporate elites, divisive extremists and corrupt politicians continue to rig the economy against us, working people and our allies nationwide are rising up. On the Working People’s Day of Action, we will stand up for the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions and fight for decent and equitable pay for our work, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us.
 
Please plan to attend, and bring your family, friends, and coworkers. Post the attached flier in your workplace. 
 
Greater MN members: Get on the Bus! AFSCME Council 5 is planning to have buses from Apple Valley, Brainerd, Coon Rapids, Duluth, Edina, Fargo/Moorhead, Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud, Willmar, and Woodbury. At the local 3800 membership meeting, we discussed paying for renting a van or car(s) for our members in Greater MN locations where there aren't buses being organized. Let Marie know if you're interested in this option.
 
Please share the facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/655460597911608/
 
Fill out the google form so that we can track U of M participants:  https://goo.gl/forms/pKG9pKDvtWlc0oDl2
 
Look for our local's green flags at the rally. We'll be giving green stocking caps to all U of M AFSCME participants.

January Membership Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
5:15 – 7:00 p.m.
Peik Hall Room 385

(with phone connections for greater Minnesota participants upon request)

Due to inclement weather and road conditions, the January membership meeting scheduled for today, January 23 has been canceled and rescheduled for Tuesday, January 30.  Please join us on Tuesday, January 30 at 5:15 p.m. in Peik Hall room 385 on the East Bank for our monthly membership meeting.
Jan 17
Local 3800 member Mattie Robinson votes on a two-year contract that members won with months of organizing and unity.
Local 3800 member Mattie Robinson votes on a two-year contract that members won with months of organizing and unity.

U of M Clerical Workers Voting on Contract

University of Minnesota clerical workers from AFSCME Locals 3800 and 3801 are voting on a new two-year contract at sites across the state this week.

Dec 27

Contract Ratification Voting Information

On-site contract voting will take place January 8-11, 2018 on the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester and Twin Cities campuses, as well as in numerous off-campus locations throughout the state. Please go to our website to see the schedule and list of voting sites.

Dec 13

Tentative Agreement Reached

This morning, Wednesday, December 13, our AFSCME Clerical bargaining committee finalized a Tentative Agreement with the U of M for a 2017-2019 contract and we are unanimously recommending approval of this agreement by our membership. We have also canceled our action at this Friday's Board of Regents' meeting and have stopped circulating our petition.

Nov 07

Negotiations Update #8

Our AFSCME Local 3800 and 3801 clerical negotiating committee returned to bargaining with the University on October 24, 2017.  

Oct 12

Negotiations Update #7: We call on the University to bargain in good faith

AFSCME Locals 3800 and 3801 clerical negotiating committee returned to bargaining with the University on October 3, 2017. Read more to get the update.

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