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Important Health and Safety Training
The UCB Labor Occupational Health Program recently announced a FREE exciting training opportunity to become a Worker Occupational Safety and Health (WOSH) Specialist. Those who attend the three day program in February will become knowledgeable in the following important areas:
Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention • Strategies for Taking Action
Those who attend must commit to attending all three days February 11-13, 2014 and will receive WOSH Specialist certification. Act soon as space will be limited.
Nelson Mandela: Union Man
Unlike so many leaders who rise of power with the support of organized labor but then distance themselves from the movement, Mandela never broke the bond. Nelson Mandela was an honored guest at the 1990 AFSCME convention in Miami, where he gave the riveting keynote speech. read more
AFSCME Appeals Detroit Bankruptcy In Bid To Defend City Worker Pensions That Average $19,000 A Year
By Doug Cunningham
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is appealing a judge’s decision to allow Detroit to proceed with the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. If the bankruptcy goes ahead city workers could see their average $19,000 a year pensions be cut as low as $9,000 a year. AFSCME says it’s a very scary day for Detroit citizens, especially city retirees. Read More . . .
2014 African American Union Leadership School
The C. L. Dellums African American Union Leadership School aims to train unionists active in the Black community so they are able to assume leadership and staff positions in unions. American unions need more union leaders who are active in the Black community. Historically, the collaboration between the labor movement and the civil rights movement has yielded some of the greatest strides toward social justice in this country. Read more and register here….
Training for Local Political Committees: Planning for 2014
WHEN: January 25, 2014
After Delegates Meeting - approximately 12:30-2:30pm
All Locals encourged to establish a committee and attend
WHERE: AFSCME Council 57 Headquarters
80 Swan Way, Oakland - or attend on-line
RSVP and more information - email@example.com
Call President Obama and Congress
NO GRAND BARGAIN!!!!
Wheels Coming Off the Wagon of Reed's Pension Measure
Wheels already coming off Chuck Reed's pension scheme: one mayor has dropped, measure substantially rewritten - read more
Powerful People Behind Pension Grab
Chuck Reed has some powerful (and rich) friends in his assault on public employee pensions: Powerful people behind pension grab . Read more
200 enthusiastic participants converged on San Jose for Council 57’s Sixth Leadership Conference on September 27th and 28th. The conference theme was “Catch the New Wave,” and the top goals of the conference were to cultivate new, younger leaders and to inspire our members to be part of the new energy in the labor movement where workers are increasingly standing up and fighting continued cuts and challenges to their rights. Council 57’s Board, under the leadership of President Cynthia McCabe, made it a priority to recruit new leaders to attend which was highly successful: over half the participants were at the conference for the first time. Over three-quarters of the Councils affiliated Locals sent members. Read more
Wealth Inequality in America
Our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is worse than we think.
Power in Art
This inspiring artwork was created for AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 by Ricardo Levins Morales, a Minneapolis artist whose themes depict power.
Worker's Independent News "WIN"
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