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Our taxes make all of these public services — and so much more — possible. They make our communities possible. And we're proud to invest in our common good.
Leamon E. Wilson is currently a student at University High School, and the son of the late Leamon Wilson, President of AFSCME Local 312, who passed from this life on April 08, 2013. Leamon E. Wilson is one of ten winners of the 2013 AFSCME Family Scholarship. As part of his application, he was required to write an essay on the subject, "What AFSCME Has Meant to Our Family."
Congratulations, Leamon! The full text of his essay follows:Read more >>>
Change of Contact Information for Kalamazoo Office
Effective immediately, all correspondence and communications such as but not limited to mail, telephone calls and faxes previously sent to the Kalamazoo Office should be sent to the Headquarters/Lansing Office or the Flint Office.
Please see "Contact Us" for details.
This website has been launched by State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood.
The home page includes a form for signing a petition to repeal Right To Work For Less.Read more >>>
October 2, 2012
Attention: Detroit Water/Sewer Department Members
From: MI Council 25 AFSCME
Re: Comply with Court Order – Let Common sense prevail in Court!
Walkout caused by frustrations felt by good people doing dirty, dangerous work without the most basic tools. Four million people in Michigan remain at risk due to bad management practices
Detroit – Michigan AFSCME Council 25 is asking all of the members in the City of Detroit Water and Sewage Department to comply with a federal judge’s restraining order issued today.
“We understand the frustration felt by the hard working men and women in the water department,” said Al Garrett, President, Michigan AFSCME Council 25. “Poor working conditions, lack of equipment and inadequate staffing levels have pushed people to the breaking point. The walkout is a manifestation of frustrations felt by good people doing dirty, dangerous work without the most basic tools needed to get the job done.”
Michigan Council 25 AFSCME needs your help! Please volunteer to help AFSCME
Daily Bill Notification
Database of pending legislation impacting labor.
Office of Retirement Services Announces Seminars on MPSERS Changes
The enactment of Senate Bill 1040 (signed into law as Public Act 300 of 2012) makes several changes to retirement options for members of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). In order to help MPSERS members understand these changes, the Office of Retirement Services is offering a series of seminars and webinars around the state to discuss the legislation.
CALL TO ACTION!!!!!
On December 1, 2010 Wayne County implemented a 20% base pay reduction on its AFSCME-represented employees. AFSCME challenged Mr. Ficano’s action in Wayne County Circuit Court and argued that under the Wayne County Charter and its applicable ordinances any measure fixing the wages and benefits of County Employees is subject to the approval of the Wayne County Commission prior to becoming effective. ...Read more >>>
Dear Madam Prosecutor:
I write this letter to inform you of a crime which has been committed against the City of Detroit. You may have heard about this matter in the press recently. City of Detroit agents and agents of a private company orchestrated a scheme where more than $50,000 of cash - which belonged to the City of Detroit...Read more >>>
E-Mail Blast issued by Michigan AFL-CIO on 07-12-2011:
You may have heard about the new study, "New Solutions for Michigan." It has been in the news, and Lansing State Journal's lead editorial called on the governor and his henchmen to take heed of this study. . .
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Short Cut to "Stop the Lies!" Site
Please take time to view the video and place your signature on the letter as requested in the article on the "Stop the LIes!" campaign. However, if you're short of time, here's the link: http://www.afscme.org/press/33847.cfm
Just click on that hotlink and you're on the way.
Council 25 now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account!
We have just received this bulletin from Michigan HRDI regarding financial help for Michigan homeowners.
Follow the link below for information from the United Community Housing Coalition in Detroit. In addition, members facing foreclosure. . .
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