Local 528 – Council 94 – AFSCME

Roosevelt Hall Kingston, R.I. 02881

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Union Events

 

Monthly membership meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 11:30AM, in the MU Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

 

 

JANUARY 1/12/2016

 

FEBUARY 2/9/2016 (Atrium II)

 

MARCH 3/8/2016

 

APRIL 4/14/2016 (U Club)

 

MAY 5/10/2016

 

SEPTEMBER 9/13/2016

 

OCTOBER 10/11/2016

 

NOVEMBER 11/8/2016

Stewards in Action Training – March 22. 24 29 and 31 2016  Council 94 HQ,1179 Charles st. N, Prov. RI 02904 – 401-724-5900 ext 20

Women’s Media Training: A Narrative for Women and Work in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. February 24- 25th, 2016 in New Brunswick, NJ

ON BEHALF OF JIM HOWELL

 

In a collaborative effort, the Center for Innovation in Worker Organizing and the Center for Women and Work at the Rutgers University School of Labor and Employment Relations is pleased to announce a two-day Gender Justice media training workshop. The training will be held in New Brunswick at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center on Feb. 24 – 25th, 2015 and will be conducted by the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Jobs With Justice and the Scholars Strategy Network. Women faculty, union leaders and members and community leaders are invited to participate. The two-day training will equip participants to participate in the public discourse on a range of state and local labor issues.

 

Day one of the training will focus on building a new narrative about women and work. Day two will hone in on writing that narrative as an op-ed. In partnership with other groups, we will actively seek opportunities for the trainees to place op-eds connected to a specific campaign or key issue in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and the surrounding region.

 

The application deadline is February 3rd. The goal is to have a total of 15 -20 participants that will include women faculty, union leaders, rank-and-file members, and community-based leaders. For those attending the training, all travel and lodging expenses will be paid.

 

To apply, please send a one-page statement of interest, including a paragraph about yourself and your work, and a paragraph describing why this media training would be helpful in advancing your work and that of your institution. Preference will be given to those based in NJ, PA and NY. Please email the statement to Erin Johansson a erin@jwj.org

Funding for this training is made possible through: AFL-CIO, Berger Marks Foundation, and the Jobs With Justice Education Fund.

 

Thank you,

 

Jim Howell

 

FROM GEORGE NEE, AFL-CIO

 

Rhode Island Young Workers Committee
At the Rhode Island AFL-CIO Convention this fall, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler challenged us as labor leaders to get young people involved and active in the Rhode Island labor movement. We need to engage, energize, and educate young workers so the Rhode Island labor movement is even stronger going into the future. Maureen and I have taken Sec.-Treas. Shuler’s challenge to heart and have begun organizing a Young Workers Committee here in Rhode Island.

Today’s young workers are part of the largest generation to enter the workforce since the baby boomers. People born between the late 1970s and 2000 also make up the most diverse and technologically savvy generation in America’s history. But they suffer the nation’s highest unemployment—about twice the national average—and the fewest job opportunities in today’s economy. And this isn’t just a U.S. problem—it’s global.

Yet this generation of young workers is active, engaged and ready to reverse economic and social injustice. With students, civil and human rights advocates, and many others, young union members and nonunion workers are coming together in a powerful force.

If you have promising future leaders in your organizations, please encourage them to attend the inaugural meeting of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO Young Workers Committee on Monday, February 8th at the Institute for Labor Studies and Research starting at 5:30pm. Silvia Fabela,  National Next Up Young Worker Program Coordinator, will be attending the organizational meeting to guide and assist the Rhode Island Young Workers Committee. Attached you will find an invitation for you to share with any promising young leaders you have in your organizations. You can register online for the Rhode Island Young Workers Committee meeting HERE!

Any questions or RSVPs can be directed to John Killoy (jkilloy@riaflcio.org | 751-7100) in our office who is coordinating this project.

Thank you for your consideration.

In Solidarity,

George Nee and Maureen Martin

AFSCME, our national union, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States in the Democratic Primary Election. 

 

AFSCME has requested our help.

 

On, Saturday, February 6th, at 8:30 A.M., a bus will depart Council 94 and go to Nashua, New Hampshire.

 

We will knock on doors and talk to fellow union members about the importance of voting.

 

The bus will leave New Hampshire to return to Council 94 at 4:00 P.M.  

 

AFSCME is paying for the bus ride, food, and refreshments for volunteers.

 

There are only a limited number of seats on the bus, and they will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Please distribute the attached flyer to your members.

 

To reserve your/your member’s seat please call Susan at 401-724-5900, extension 15.

I hope that you/your members will join with us, and get on the Bus for Hillary.

 

In solidarity,

 

  1. Michael Downey

President

RI Council 94, AFSCME

1179 Charles Street

North Providence, RI 02904

(401) 724 – 5900

Fax – (401) 724-2060

 

 

Visit our website:

www.ricouncil94.org

At the Rhode Island AFL-CIO Convention this fall, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler challenged us as labor leaders to get young people involved and active in the Rhode Island labor movement. We need to engage, energize, and educate young workers so the Rhode Island labor movement is even stronger going into the future. Maureen and I have taken Sec.-Treas. Shuler’s challenge to heart and have begun organizing a Young Workers Committee here in Rhode Island.

Today’s young workers are part of the largest generation to enter the workforce since the baby boomers. People born between the late 1970s and 2000 also make up the most diverse and technologically savvy generation in America’s history. But they suffer the nation’s highest unemployment—about twice the national average—and the fewest job opportunities in today’s economy. And this isn’t just a U.S. problem—it’s global.
Yet this generation of young workers is active, engaged and ready to reverse economic and social injustice. With students, civil and human rights advocates, and many others, young union members and nonunion workers are coming together in a powerful force.
If you have promising future leaders in your organizations, please encourage them to attend the inaugural meeting of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO Young Workers Committee on Monday, February 8th at the Institute for Labor Studies and Research starting at 5:30pm. Silvia Fabela, 
National Next Up Young Worker Program Coordinator, will be attending the organizational meeting to guide and assist the Rhode Island Young Workers Committee. Attached you will find an invitation for you to share with any promising young leaders you have in your organizations. You can register online for the Rhode Island Young Workers Committee meeting HERE!
Any questions or RSVPs can be directed to John Killoy (jkilloy@riaflcio.org | 751-7100) in our office who is coordinating this project.
Thank you for your consideration.
In Solidarity,

George Nee and Maureen Martin

 

At the Rhode Island AFL-CIO Convention this fall, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler challenged us as labor leaders to get young people involved and active in the Rhode Island labor movement. We need to engage, energize, and educate young workers so the Rhode Island labor movement is even stronger going into the future. Maureen and I have taken Sec.-Treas. Shuler’s challenge to heart and have begun organizing a Young Workers Committee here in Rhode Island.

Today’s young workers are part of the largest generation to enter the workforce since the baby boomers. People born between the late 1970s and 2000 also make up the most diverse and technologically savvy generation in America’s history. But they suffer the nation’s highest unemployment—about twice the national average—and the fewest job opportunities in today’s economy. And this isn’t just a U.S. problem—it’s global.
Yet this generation of young workers is active, engaged and ready to reverse economic and social injustice. With students, civil and human rights advocates, and many others, young union members and nonunion workers are coming together in a powerful force.
If you have promising future leaders in your organizations, please encourage them to attend the inaugural meeting of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO Young Workers Committee on Monday, February 8th at the Institute for Labor Studies and Research starting at5:30pm. Silvia Fabela, 
National Next Up Young Worker Program Coordinator, will be attending the organizational meeting to guide and assist the Rhode Island Young Workers Committee. Attached you will find an invitation for you to share with any promising young leaders you have in your organizations. You can register online for the Rhode Island Young Workers Committee meeting HERE!
Any questions or RSVPs can be directed to John Killoy (jkilloy@riaflcio.org | 751-7100) in our office who is coordinating this project.
Thank you for your consideration.
In Solidarity,

George Nee and Maureen Martin

 

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