|AFSCME Council 18|
2013 Blue Breakfast - Modern Tactics and Decades Old Challenges
On January 31 2013 AFSCME Public Safety came together from across New Mexico to meet at Santa Fe's Inn of the Governors for the Fourth Annual Public Safety Blue Breakfast.
Keynote speaker, Chief Counsel and Special Agent Steve Marshall of the Federal Bureau of Investigations delivered a striking presentation on increasing opportunities for inter-governmental agency cooperation and how the Bureau is training to respond to modern threats to civil society.
AFSCME Chief Counsel Shane Youtz updated members on our legal battles and answered questions. Mr Youtz addressed the challenges we face as administrations across the state are diminishing workers' rights and willing to go to court in defence of anti-worker policies.
After Hearing from leaders in the fields of public safety, members took to the Roundhouse to speak with their elected representatives and senators and ask them to support public safety and ALL public employess by protecting our pension system, giving NM Public Employees a RAISE, and legislating to address high vacancies and low morale in state government.
Public Safety Officers heard from Connie Derr, AFSCME 18 Exec.Director; AFSCME Labor Economist Shane Youtz; AFSCME 18 Chief Counsel; Steve Marshall, Federal Bureau of Investigations Chief Division Council / Special Agent; Stephen Perkins, AFSCME Council 18 Board President, Carter Bundy, NM Political Director, and many more active AFSCME leaders from across the state.
Photos from the Blue Breakfast
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