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McKenna Connell, Daughter of Daniel Connell

Hundreds of AFSCME members, community leaders, and allies gathered to honor and celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at AFSCME Council 25's 46th Annual Dinner to honor Dr.

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Support Staff Professional Award

 

September 16, 2019

 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LAURA KNIGHT OF WARREN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS ELECTED TO SERVE AS NEW SECRETARY-TREASURER OF METRO DETROIT AFL-CIO

The Metro Detroit AFL CIO has a new slate of elected officers, and some of them wear AFSCME green!

Laura Knight, President of AFSCME Local 1815 representing the hardworking women and men of Warren Consolidated Schools, will serve as the new Secretary-Treasurer of the area labor council.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

MINIMUM WAGE AND PAID SICK TIME UPDATE

 

CITY OF DETROIT BANKRUPTCY UPDATE

On July 18, 2013, the City of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.  This filing, among other things, put a hold on all grievances and other court filings that existed between AFSCME and the City of Detroit.  However, we continue to fight for our members by filing claims in the bankruptcy court. 

Huge Turnout at AFSCME’s 45th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner

Hundreds of AFSCME members, community leaders, and allies gathered to honor and celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“No other event compares to this very special evening which showcases what AFSCME and the civil rights movement mean to all workers and our families throughout the world” said President Lawrence Roehrig. The event highlighted the intricate link between the struggles of the labor movement and the civil rights movement.

Hundreds of AFSCME members, community leaders, and allies gathered to honor and celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“No other event compares to this very special evening which showcases what AFSCME and the civil rights movement mean to all workers and our families throughout the world” said President Lawrence Roehrig. The event highlighted the intricate link between the struggles of the labor movement and the civil rights movement as we approach the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s murder.

As New York City became the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, emergency medical services (EMS) professionals, including AFSCME member Laura Hartnett, were working 16-hour shifts instead of their normal eight-hour shifts to respond to the flood of emergency calls.

Across the country in California, AFSCME member Blake

During Law Enforcement Week, we honor public safety officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We also recognize the unique role that first responders like AFSCME law enforcement members play during times of crisis.

Roxie Nelson remembers her father, Ed Nelson, as a caring and passionate man who often put the needs of others before his own.

“When I was around him his phone was always busy, and he would take calls from people all the time,” she recalls. “He was always working to help somebody, whether it was at the union or friends or family. He would take care of people whenever they needed help.”