AFSCME Council 57

Council 57 members will have an opportunity to elect a new Executive Board at the upcoming April Delegates meeting.

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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Addressing our country’s mental and behavioral health crisis means supporting the behavioral health professionals who are critical to the health and well-being of our communities. But with growing caseloads, turnover, stagnant pay, unsafe working conditions, and poor outcomes for our clients, one thing is clear: the behavioral health industry isn’t going to change unless care providers fight for better care.

Join the movement calling on providers, legislators and community leaders to create solutions that raise the standards of care and creates a behavioral health system that puts healing first.

Today, growing numbers of workers realize that if they want to gain respect and assure fairness, they need to join together to form a union. 

AFSCME has the best record in the nation for helping workers secure representation rights by winning representation elections and settling first contracts.

Nationally, AFSCME is 1.3 million strong, with more than 27,000 members in Northern California. Thousands more are joining us every year.

Organizing and growing gives us more power. The more members our union has, the more powerful we are in the workplace and with the politicians who make decisions that affect our work and lives.

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