Hardworking Americans’ right to retire with dignity is in danger because billionaires are spending a lot of money to take away our pensions.

A case the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up this term called Janus v. AFSCME could make the entire public sector “right-to-work” in one fell swoop.

Thanks to help from AFSCME members, numerous worker-friendly candidates won Tuesday’s election outright or are leading in the polls.

Due to inclement weather, the Master Team meeting scheduled this evening Monday 3/5 is cancelled.  The next meeting will take place on Monday March 19th in the Government Center Auditorium from 5:30-7:30pm.  If you would like to attend or have any questions, contact Anna Sheppard (2864 President) [email protected]

AFSCME Council 5 has a new executive director.

John Westmoreland, the former assistant director, started his role Nov. 1.

He replaces Council 5’s founding director Eliot Seide, who is retiring.

“Our union is in good hands,” Seide says.  “Under John’s leadership, our union won’t miss a beat as we continue our program with energy and discipline.”    

Westmoreland says he plans to meet with leaders of every local and build “a coalition of the willing.”