Candidate Statements for 2018 AFSCME International Delegate

Please see below for four candidate statements for the 2018 AFSCME International Delegate position (in randomized order). There are six candidates total, of which four will be selected.

David Johnson
Most of us have never met because I work as a Ranger Naturalist upcountry. My name is Dave Johnson. I’m a shop steward and executive board member. I got involved in Union Leadership because I felt it important for upcountry union members to be connected with what is happening in Oakland. Representing Local 2019 as an AFSCME International Delegate would give me the chance to talk with other activists about current issues and utilize the convention workshops to become a stronger asset for Local 2019. I appreciate the nomination and thank you for your vote.

In Solidarity,

Dave Johnson

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Mark Foley
Thank you for nominating me for International Convention Delegate.

Labor unions are at a crossroads.  The Supreme Court will likely rule against us in the JANUS case and we MUST change the way we operate to survive.  Our focus needs to be on the membership.

I look forward to challenging AFSCME International’s leadership to do more…

• More tools (training and research) to help Locals succeed at the negotiating table
• More transparency and involvement in the way the International conducts business

I would be honored to have your vote and represent Local 2019.

Thank you.

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George Cleveland
I became active in our Union in 1997. Since then I’ve been: steward, Chief Steward, Executive Board member, 1st Vice-President, and contract negotiating team member in 2003, 2011, and 2017. As a steward I’ve worked continuously and effectively for 20+ years to protect your workplace rights.

Being a delegate at the International Convention will be a valuable experience. If you elect me as a delegate, the knowledge I gain will benefit our Union as we deal with the consequences of the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in Janus v. AFSCME.

I would be honored if you vote for me.

Thank you,

George Cleveland

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Mortay Mendoza
I thank you for the nomination and consideration to run for the position of AFSCME International Delegate. I have served as 2nd Vice President of the Executive Board of Directors for Local 1 AFSCME in Contra Costa County, a 5000 member union. I currently serve on the EBMUD Board of Directors and negotiation team. I am looking forward to progressing our union forward as laws and regulations change while maintaining fluid union operations and making sound decisions. If elected, I look forward to serving the union in a higher capacity 5, 10, 15 years from now.

Thank you,

Mortay Mendoza

AFSCME Local 2019 Negotiating Team Election Results

George Cleveland and Jay Morgan have been elected to the AFSCME Local 2019 negotiating team. Kasie Evans was elected as the alternate.

A total of 172 ballots were cast in the election. The final tally of ballots was as follows:

George Cleveland         77
Jay Morgan                    68
Kasie Evans                   33
Susan Bell                      28
Rosa Merced                 24
Syed Rahman                23
Han Barrett-Liu            19
Matt Harray                  16
Gary Walters II             11
Drew Lerer                     8
Yu Lin                              8
Detra Washington         8
David Johnson               7

There were 11 invalid ballots which were not tallied. The Election Committee’s complete report will be provided at the AFSCME Local 2019 General Membership Meeting on July 19, 2016.

Thank you to all the candidates for running and for all members who voted. Your participation is what makes our union strong!

Candidate Statements for International Convention Delegate

Two of the six nominees for the AFSCME Local 2019 Delegates to the 2016 International Convention have submitted statements. We will vote for a total of four Delegates. Please see below for the two nominee statements.
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David Johnson
Ranger/Naturalist II

My name is David Johnson. I have helped my local 2019 brothers and sisters as a shop steward for the past five years. Representing Local 2019 as an AFSCME International Delegate would give me the chance to meet our Union Leaders, talk with other activists about issues and utilize the convention workshops to become a stronger asset for Local 2019. I appreciate the nomination and thank you for your vote.

Sincerely,

David Johnson

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Mark Foley
Info Syst Support Analyst II

Thank you for nominating me for International Convention Delegate.

AFSCME International, our parent organization, has become too entrenched in politics and lost touch with our mission to improve the working conditions of our middle class members.

I look forward to challenging AFSCME International’s leadership to do more…

• More tools (training and research) to help Locals succeed at the negotiating table
• More involvement by Local leadership in the International’s decision making process
• More transparency in the way the International conducts business

I would be honored to have your vote and represent Local 2019.

Thank you.