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*Attention MSEA Members*

 

Effective immediately, the MSEA Central Office has resumed normal business operations and hours.

MSEA Issues Letter of Support for Law Enforcement Community:

MSEA Delegates for the 44th AFSCME International Convention

 

  • Brent Heyer (DTMB)

 

  • Phil Potoki (DNR)

 

  • Keith Lounsberry (DNR)

 

  • Rick Edward (MDOC)

 

  • Tim Schutt (MDOT)

 

 

*Attention MSEA Members*

 

Effective immediately, the MSEA Central Office has resumed normal business operations and hours.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Central Office has reopened with strict safety protocols in place to protect both members and staff. Members needing assistance are asked to call the central office and schedule an appointment prior to entering the building.

 

LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve at least $1 trillion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns.

AFSCME joined a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement that seeks to shift the moral narrative of our country and build power for poor and vulnerable people.

"When our fire danger gets very high, we have areas that go onto standby. We'll stage equipment closer (to fire-prone areas) so we are able to get there quicker. We have not been able to do that at all this year." - - Jennifer Hansen, a forest fire officer for the state and a member of Michigan State Employees Association (AFSCME, Local 5). 

https://www.afscme.org/blog/though-shorthanded-afscme-members-smother-wi...

AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

In a statement, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said such protections are long overdue and represent an important step in the fight for equality and justice for all workers.

Economists of diverse backgrounds, who might otherwise disagree on a range of policy issues, spoke with a single voice on Monday on the need for Congress to provide robust aid to states, cities and towns.

Such aid, they said, is crucial in the midst of an economic crisis that is decimating state and local budgets and threatening essential public services that are critical to beating the pandemic and jumpstarting the economy.