Local 2822: Hennepin County Clerical and Related

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July's edition has more tips for new employees, lots of events (including a Know Your Rights training), info about Lost Time, and we're looking for a treasurer! Read more >>>

By A Library Sub

First a disclaimer: This is the opinion of one sub. I did not take a poll, interview lots of people, or send out a Survey Monkey. If your views differ from mine, great, let the dialogue begin!
The up side of subbing is easy – I can pick my own days, hours, and places to work. I like the flexibility of going from site to site. This gives me, and most subs, a unique view of the work. We see things that work really well. If asked, we may even be able to shake things up a bit, in a good way. Sadly, there are some obvious deficiencies. The Library is touting “All are Welcome here” and the County keeps bragging about “Diversity & Inclusion,” yet in three areas, subs are not welcome.

 

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By the Union Defense Committee

In the past few months, we have experienced incredible change and movement in our local. Our local has worked hard to hold our employer accountable for what appears to be intimidation, harassment, retaliation, discrimination and/or sexual assault on our members. These have been very difficult times. However, we have remained united as a Union and are moving forward together! Here is a rundown of the work we have done as AFSCME 2822 in solidarity with our Hennepin County AFSCME family and community.

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The GOP's maneuvering to kill local control of measures that would improve life for workers has backfired. Read more >>>

June's edition is full of action updates, the perspective of a substitute employee, an educational opportunity, and more! Oh, and we're looking for a webmaster! Read more >>>

By Ali Fuhrman, President, Hosmer Library and Shane Clune, E-Board-At-Large, East Lake Library

A member of our union wants us to share their story: they were sexually assaulted by a supervisor. We are working hard to ensure that this member is safe and receives the resources and support they need. We are looking for justice for our member, but also accountability and oversight in their department.

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Beginning with our May 3 meeting, our monthly membership meetings will start at 6:30PM. They will be held every month at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, in the Doty Board Room on the second floor.

Lost time is available for members to attend union meetings during scheduled worktime. Members can also receive reimbursement for parking with a receipt, and childcare expenses of up to $15 an hour.

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

612-543-6909
cell: 720-771-8471

Vice President Jayne Mikulay 612-543-8426
Treasurer Vacant  
Recording Secretary Susan Rose
612-543-6926
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 Heather Clark 612-543-8523

 

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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