With the ultimate goal of improving public services and quality of life for middle-class families, 100 AFSCME activists and staff from the East Coast and Puerto Rico came together last week for AFSCME Strong training. Despite attacks against public workers, the union has grown by 140,000 new members since January 2014... click below to read more.
photo: Local 1081’s Anissa Pierce-Sessoms, and David Basler, president of Local 434 (Council 67) hit the doors
By training 5 percent of AFSCME members to connect one-on-one with their coworkers, AFSCME’s goal is to engage 80 percent of its 1.6 million members nationwide. Seth Couslar, the newly elected president of AFSCME Council 26, said he was looking forward to taking back what he had learned and adapting it to the particular needs of his coworkers. “As president I have to be able to translate it to the executive board and adapt it to the local level,” he said. Read more.