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Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

Greetings members! The AMEA calendar of events has been updated for all of the events occuring this year that have been scheduled thus far.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

Good evening AMEA members! Thank you everyone for your hard work attending meetings, talking with your coworkers, and exercising your right to vote.

70.34% of ballots cast were in approval of the proposed contract. 29.66% choose to reject the proposed contract. The contract stands approved by the AMEA membership, and will be forwarded for assembly approval. We will announce the dates of the assembly meetings regarding the contract as they are scheduled.

PICTURED:
Executive Director Metcalf and President Fifer opening the ballot box for counting at 7:01pm

The AFL-CIO and affiliated local Anchorage unions are hosting a Potluck and Food Drive tonight in the IBEW Union Hall starting at 5:00pm. (3333 Denali St #200, Anchorage, AK 99503)

Greetings Members! 

As you are likely aware, the AMEA election is currently underway and votes are coming in every day by mail.

The deadline to get your votes in is 5:30pm on Thursday, December 13th. At that time, the Elections Committee will proceed with the election counting process. You may request a new ballot if you have lost or never recieved yours, please contact Lesly Peters for this.  Be sure to hand deliver your ballot to the hall or a board member/steward if you doubt that the post office will process it by the deadline.

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.  

LOS ANGELES — As fires burned in Northern and Southern California and the death toll continued to rise; as smoke engulfed nearby cities, prompting health warnings to stay indoors; and as survivors relocated to makeshift camps and hoped for the best, the best often

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

This summer, I joined thousands of union members at a rally in Philadelphia to speak out against the Trump administration’s family separation policy. I was there to represent our union’s vision and values. We reject an immigration policy based on fear and cruelty. We embrace an immigration policy based on our common humanity, one that treats everyone with decency and dignity.

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives. That’s why public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

And we won big.

We won at every level of government and in almost every state. AFSCME members made our voices heard, helping our partners in For Our Future knock on 7.5 million doors and hold 925,000 conversations in targeted states.