Local 2822: Hennepin County Clerical and Related


Share cheer and goodwill with your Union family, starting at 6PM before the next membership meeting. Bring a potluck dish and a non-perishable food donation for VEAP.

Wednesday, December 6, 6PM-8:30PM
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Contact Rosine Johnson for more information or to help:
rosinerave@gmail.com or

The December issue has information on scholarships, an update on the Defense Committee, steward tips, some thoughts on Diversity and Inclusion, and Unionsgiving! Read more >>>

Ben Heath, North Regional Library

Since starting working for the County in 2014, there have been a number of significant national events that have forced the conversation about racial disparities and racism into the lives of many who considered such conversations a relic of the past. It is uncomfortable to watch the Library and the County offer well-meaning but shallow, and maybe even harmful, ways of addressing racism and white supremacy. Not only do we suffer as citizens in an unjust society, we suffer as workers in an unjust system.

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Susan Rose, Recording Secretary and Steward, Franklin Library

We have discussed work habits while on probation and documenting conflicting instructions. This month, we will cover coaching.

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Shane Clune, Executive Board At-Large and Steward, East Lake Library 

As we focus on our local struggles and campaigns, it can be easy to forget what is happening to the labor movement nationwide. After all, when we look at the way things are moving, who wouldn’t want to turn away from the larger fight and focus on what’s in our direct control? Trump is filling the National Labor Relations Board with anti-labor hacks, and the Supreme Court will soon rule on the case of Janus v. AFSCME COUNCIL 31. We can’t change the makeup of a federal labor board, and we can’t change how five Supreme Court Justices feel about workers. But we don’t have to win those fights. We have to win the fights that come after. We will do that the same way we won the fights that came before: through solidarity and building class-consciousness among workers.

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Susan Rose, Recording Secretary and Steward, Franklin Library

Hennepin County’s Education, Engagement, and Outreach Committee draws from the six Locals of Hennepin County AFSCME. Our work is driven by the shared understanding that together we must educate, organize, and unite the workplace. We host trainings, actions, and a variety of low-key fun opportunities to connect with other Union members.

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The November edition has Convention highlights, preparations for next year's Contract negotiations, Pussy Hats, and more!  Also, check your work email soon for seniority lists! Read more >>>

The September issue is ready! Read more about our continuing fight against bullying, discrimination, intimidation, and harassment in the workplace; learn about the upcoming Convention and more! Read more >>>

Hardworking Americans’ right to retire with dignity is in danger because billionaires are spending a lot of money to take away our pensions. Read more >>>

A case the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up this term called Janus v. AFSCME could make the entire public sector “right-to-work” in one fell swoop.

The officers of AFSCME local 2822 were nominated at our February 2017 membership meeting. There were no contested elections.

Local 2822 Officers
President Ali Fuhrman

720-771-8471 cell

Vice President Jayne Mikulay 612-543-8426
Treasurer LaKeashia Robinson 612-348-6186 
Recording Secretary Susan Rose
Chief Steward Genae Nicole 612-543-3366
Chief Steward- Sam Gutierrez 612-480-7264
Membership Secretary Rita Watson 612-596-7843
E-Board at Large Valerie Wiggins 612-596-8000
  Lindsey Fenner 612-543-5801
  Adonna Swift 612-543-2195
  Shane Clune 612-543-8426
Trustee Dari Kolstad 612-348-9942
  DJ Hooker 612-543-8500
  Lisa Daniels  
Delta Dental Trustee Ann Baird 612-543-0270
Good & Welfare Rosine Johnson

612-596-0970 work
952-221-7454 cell

Web Administrator Melissa Diaz

952-923-0014 cell


Minneapolis Labor Federation Delegates: Ann Baird, Shane Clune, Sam Gutierrez, DJ Hooker, Brett Schlosser

St. Paul Labor Federation Delegates: Rita Watson, Vacant

Our contract for the years 2016 to 2018 is now available (click "read more" to find a pdf link).

It's a long document which perhaps only a hardy few will read cover to cover. But if there's an issue you've been wondering about, like say "vacation time" or "severance pay" a quick Control + F search will take you to the relevant section.

It's worth noting how much it means just to have a contract. Many non-union workers are employed "at will," meaning they can be fired at any time for any reason, or no reason. Working under a union contract gives us rights to due process, which means a big chunk of protection and quality of life for us and our families.

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