AFSCME Council 18

Two Great Things Happened Already this Weekend [Up Next: Political Power Workshop - 1/28 ]

This weekend, January 6,7, AFSCME members from the South stepped into the ring and completed the intro ELITE Academy Steward class at the Las Cruces Union Hall. Workplace stewards are the cornerstones of our union, able to jump in at a moments notice, and begin addressing grievances on the shop floor.

1/28 WORKSHOP TEACHES LOCAL COMMUNICATION and POLITICAL ACTION!

On Saturday, January 28, AFSCME Council 18 will hold it's annual "Powerful Communication = Political Power" ELITE Level II Workshop. Members are encouraged to contact Local leaders and GET SIGNED UP for this tactics and strategy based training. You'll learn the skills needed to help your Local win issues by engaging with city councils, county commissions, and the NM State legislature.

*It is not necessary to have taken ELITE Level I training in order to attend this political / communications, ELITE Level II, Part I workshop

See complete list of Spring 2017 ELITE Academy Leadership Trainings below.


AFSCME Local Members dig in and take the first step. Training to defending workplace rights by properly wielding the mighty union contract. Las Cruces AFSCME Hall Saturday. (L to R, Jose Garcia - Local 2094, Thad Brown - Local 3320, Rebecca Najera - Local 2094, Jacob Villegas - Local 2516, Lucio Caballero - Local 2061)

Simultaneously this Saturday, AFSCME joined a major Progressive Summit held in Albuquerque that gathered together 300 of New Mexico's finest activists representing Labor, Education, Social Justice, Conservation, Voting Rights, and more progressive organizations.

The work was aimed at forming action-based alliances for the upcoming legislative session and beyond. AFSCME and the New Mexico Federation of Labor presented during a breakout session to help the progressive community understand how winning on our union issues is essential for New Mexico to rise up. The Summit, hosted by ProgressNowNM, was held at the CNM Workforce Training Center.


Standing room only at the Progressive Summit held in Albuquerque, Saturday January 7, 2017.

The upcoming legislative session looks promising for AFSCME members. Because of your hard work, we have elected legislators who are dedicated to fighting to protect workers and strengthen public services.

We need your voice to help make sure laws are passed that help New Mexico fund the essential public services. Sign up for the ELITE class now.

In New Mexico, AFSCME Stewards have been defending and improving work-life since 1971. Become a defender! Be knowledgable and prepared to uphold workplace rights. SIGN UP for trainings in January through Spring.


Winter 2017:

Take the first step to become a steward.

 

SIGN UP - 505-266-2505

Be a Defender of Workplace Democracy

 

 

 
 

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ELITE Level II Part I

Communications, Political Action, Community Building / 1 day
When: Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 from 9AM - 5PM
Where: 1202 Pennsylvania St., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110


ELITE Level I Part I

Level 1, Part 1 – Basic Steward Training / 2 day
When: Friday and Saturday, February 3, 4, 2017 from 9AM - 5PM
Where: AFSCME Union Hall, 1202 Pennsylvania St. NE, Albuquerque


ELITE Level I Part II

Level I, Part II – Grievance Handling, Disciplinary Actions / 1 day
When: Saturday, February  25, 2017 from 9AM - 5PM
Where: AFSCME Union Hall, 1202 Pennsylvania St. NE, Albuquerque


ELITE Level I Part I

Level 1, Part 1 – Basic Steward Training / 2 day
When: Friday and Saturday, March 17,18, 2017 from 9AM - 5PM
Where: AFSCME Union Hall, 1202 Pennsylvania St. NE, Albuquerque


ELITE Level IV

Level IV – Contract Negotiations Training / 2 day
When: Friday and Saturday, March 31, April 1, 2017 from 9AM - 5PM
Where: AFSCME Union Hall, 1202 Pennsylvania St. NE, Albuquerque


 

Class Schedule Updated HERE

In Unity!

Photo of the day!

Thanks to Eddie Castillo, Steward from AFSCME Southwest State Employees, Local 3973. He sent in this great photograph of NMDOT AFSCME brothers "working with what they have" to hold I-10 together between Deming and Lordsburg.

NMDOT Union highway maintenance workers are giving it all they have, but NM Roads have still suffered during this long period of budget cuts.

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