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When I heard about the death of Maria Fernandes, an exhausted worker who died while napping in her car between two of her four jobs, I felt an immense sadness that quickly turned to anger.


 

We will never forget.


 

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Medicare costs aren’t a budget buster. The nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), reported last week that Medicare spending is declining.


 

 The 2014 AFSCME Council 65 Convention is scheduled for October 3-4, 2014 at the Kahler Grand Hotel in Rochester, Minnesota. Read more >>>

 Annual Treasurer's Workshop - Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Rochester, Minnesota
Kahler Grand Hotel - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lunch provided - no charge to attend.  All officers invited.

Register today - first 40 accepted.
 

 Hosted by Rodriquez Lobbins, AFSCME International Union  3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Friday Read more >>>

 Hosted by Peg Kermeen, AFSCME International Union.  3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday. Read more >>>

 Hosted by Leanne Kunze and Joseph Matthes, Council 65 Staff.  Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Read more >>>

 Hosted by Jane Carter, International Union  Read more >>>

 Hosted by Jane Carter, AFSCME International Union Read more >>>

In case you missed it, we put together a very short video of Sen. Mitch McConnell and the secret audio of his remarks to a group of billionaire right-wing donors.


 

On Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will enjoy the final stretch of summer.


 

It is way past time Congress understood that women's issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance to the economic health and well-being of our nation.


 

THE TIME TO SIGN UP FOR EMAIL INFORMATION IS NOW.   DON'T MISS OUT ON IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEING SENT VIA EMAIL TO LOCAL PRESIDENTS/CONTACT PERSONS.  AFSCME COUNCIL 65 IS LOOKING TO ESTABLISH ELECRONIC COMMUNICATIONS WITH ALL LOCAL LEADERSHIP.  TO ASSIST US, WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.  PLEASE CLICK ON LINK TO ENTER YOUR INFORMATION. Read more >>>

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We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing.


 

 Click link to see 2014 dues information

 Click above caption to read all about this year's convention.

Click above to see the winners of the four $520.00 scholarships.

 

 

Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>

 MIFSCA ADULT SCHOLARSHIP - Two $250.00 scholarships to Council 65 members who are or will be attending a union education program, college or vocational/technical school to further their education. Read more >>>

 Solidarity Brings Fair Treatment for Hibbing City Employees

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