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.
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.
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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.
Our General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, April 19 at 4:30pm in the Board Room at the Administration building and via Teleconference at the AMC Training Resource Center.
Nominations will be open for the following offices during the meeting:
• 7 Executive Board Members
• 10 Stewards
• 4 AFSCME 42nd International Convention Delegates
• 11 Alameda Central Labor Council Delegates
• 1 Contra Costa Central Labor Council Delegate
• 1 San Joaquin/Calaveras Central Labor Council Delegate
See here for the full agenda
In accordance with our Constitution (Article X – Elections), we will be requesting nominations for the following offices at our regular General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016:
· 7 – Executive Board Members
· 10 – Stewards
· 4 – AFSCME 42nd International Convention Delegates
· 11 – Alameda Central Labor Council Delegates
· 1 – Contra Costa Central Labor Council Delegate
· 1 – San Joaquin/Calaveras Central Labor Council Delegate
Please see here for additional information:
AFSCME Local 2019 Call for Nominations – 2016
We are still working on finishing the members-only portion of our website so that we can better communicate Local 2019 business with just our members. Until then, we are placing the most important documents and updates on the public pages to keep you informed. Please check out our Membership Resources and Union News pages for the latest! More updates to come in the following days.
Also attend the General Membership Meetings every 3rd Tuesday at 4:30pm at the Admin Building, Large Training Room (TRC 1) to stay informed and stay connected.
Employee Relations has told L2019 that we cannot email you the unedited January Membership Meeting agenda because it contains an item titled “AFSCME Council 57 U.S. Presidential Endorsement Discussion”.
They claim this is a “Political Purpose” that is prohibited due to a recent revision to Procedure 453 – Technology Use and Privacy Procedure (we formally opposed the revised langauge).
As we suspected, this revised language is being used to prohibit ANY activity that MIGHT be considered “political” by Management.
The uncensored GMM agenda is available here:
01-19-16 General Membership Meeting Agenda
Like many things in life, our website is currently going through a time of change. Now whether it is for the better or worse, only time and space will tell. We hope you appreciate that some things are worth the wait, and we definitely appreciate your patience as we pick up the pieces and put them all in their newly assigned place. If you have major concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Local Leader or Steward. Friends and colleagues are also always a good source of help.
Thank you for all you do and for making our membership worth being a part of.
The New Web Team