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Thursday, April 16, 2020

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SUBJECT: AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Fair Contract for Milwaukee Public Museum Employees

On May 16, 2020 AFSCME Wisconsin hosted its first virtual convention. Despite COVID-19 concerns, AFSCME members rose to the challenge and engaged in a productive and memorable convention.

As New York City became the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, emergency medical services (EMS) professionals, including AFSCME member Laura Hartnett, were working 16-hour shifts instead of their normal eight-hour shifts to respond to the flood of emergency calls.

Across the country in California, AFSCME member Blake

During Law Enforcement Week, we honor public safety officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We also recognize the unique role that first responders like AFSCME law enforcement members play during times of crisis.

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AFSCME Wisconsin Thanks Milwaukee Alderpersons for their Efforts to Support Furloughed City Employees

AFSCME Wisconsin laments the City of Milwaukee Common Council vote to reject economic support for city employees during the COVID-19 response and a mounting economic crisis. To meet the 2020 city budget, the City of Milwaukee proposed furloughing over 200 employees and work sharing over 500.

RULES OF ORDER

Virtual Convention
Wisconsin Council 32
May 16, 2020

RULES OF ORDER

Virtual Convention
Wisconsin Council 32
May 16, 2020

RULE 1:   REGISTRATION: Delegates will provide a phone number to be called at in order to participate in the virtual convention. Delegates will be called between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on May 16, 2020. Delegates will be muted and required to push 0; a member of staff or of the credentials committee will call on them; the delegate will state their name and local number, at which time they will be registered for convention. Registration will end promptly at 10:00 a.m., when business will begin.

Roxie Nelson remembers her father, Ed Nelson, as a caring and passionate man who often put the needs of others before his own.

“When I was around him his phone was always busy, and he would take calls from people all the time,” she recalls. “He was always working to help somebody, whether it was at the union or friends or family. He would take care of people whenever they needed help.”

Editor’s note: The following is a story from the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, as told by a member in Washington state:

“My name is Kristina Johnson-Short and I am a social services specialist with the Division of Children, Youth and Families in Washington state. I’m a proud AFSCME member, a shop steward and president of AFSCME Local 1054 (WFSE). I am also a domestic violence survivor.