AFSCME Council 18

It Isn't Only About Facing The Difficult Battles. We Have Fun!

Jayne Brown, (Top Right) AFSCME Local 477 Eboard Member and Steward pictured with new members she recruited to join AFSCME

Jayne Brown is AFSCME NM Volunteer Member Organizer of the Month!

Talking "union" is a skill that every AFSCME steward and activist must possess to build strength for their Local by educating membership on our issues. We wish there had been a microphone recording AFSCME Sister Jayne Brown for the past month, because she is on a roll. In the past month, Jayne, a Financial Analyst for NM Human Services, has signed up a dozen new AFSCME members for her Santa Fe Regional State Local 477.

We asked for her secrets of organizing success.

"I have two more signing up this week, said Brown. "I go speak with the workers whenever I have time. I introduce myself as their steward and talk with them about how, working together, we can help make the workplace better. I make sure to tell them about the events we hold. Being active in the union isn't only about facing the battles for workplace justice, we have fun when we celebrate as a community."

"I make sure new members understand our history of representation and political victories, and how we act as a union to stand with our brothers and sisters in other Locals, other unions, and the community," says Brown.

Congratulations and THANK YOU to Organizer of the Month, Union Sister Jayne Brown for taking ACTION, and building AFSCME Stronger!

Jayne Brown and Cathy Townes volunteering at Santa Fe Plaza community clean up day.


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