AFSCME Local 34 Union News
Local 34 delegation at the
AFSCME International Convention: Paul Madison, Andrea Lazo Rice, Grace Molenaar
Baltich, Jean Diederich, Brittany M. Bullock and Katherine Kelly.
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34 regretfully accepted the resignation of Britany
Bullock from our Executive Board as she begins a
new career working for AFSCME Council 5.
Salazar, Local 34 Recording Secretary, is on a 6
month assignment as an acting supervisor. Christina
Eichorn will fill in as acting secretary effective
Editor: Ali (Alexandra) Marzolf began her duties
starting with the June/July 2016 newsletter. Please join
us in thanking her for stepping forward to serve in this
position. If you have suggestions for newsletter ideas
or have an article for a future edition, you can send
them to her at Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
join us in congratulating Ali and thanking her for all
the hard work she will be putting in to the future
editions of this important piece of our local’s
in Solidarity: Join the Twin Cities Labor Chorus
for a night of song and solidarity: The chorus is
hosting the 4th Annual Twin Cities Labor Sing on July
26 at 7 p.m. at the East Side Freedom Library in
Saint Paul. All donations benefit the library and the
Saint Paul and Minneapolis Regional Labor Federations’
Community Services Programs. Make checks out to the:
Twin Cities Labor Chorus, P.O. Box 40095, Saint Paul, MN
Union Social Hours sponsored by EE&O are
held the 1st Friday of the month. The next get together,
August 5, will be at Mac's Industrial Bar @ 5 pm, 312 Central
Avenue N.E., Mpls.
The next AFSCME
Strong Training is scheduled for August 11
at the West Hub. Contact Deb Konechne for more
Lunch is on the Road! Please join us for a Labor Lunch
at the West Hub! Wednesday
August 17, West Hub, Room 233, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
(come anytime on lunch break, information will be
repeated). Pizza lunch will be served. Topic:
Why are Wealthy Special Interest Groups Trying to
Destroy Our Unions? Please join us for pizza lunch and
discussion about the attacks on our unions, what we can
do to stand up for our rights as working families.
Come anytime on your lunch break, information
will be repeated during the 2 hour span. Organized by
the Education Engagement and Outreach Committee (EEO) of
the Six Hennepin County AFSCME Locals. ~ Hope you can
join us! Deb Konechne, Local 34 Membership Secretary,
Member, EEO Committee.
34 Executive Board will consider nominees to
fill the vacant at-large position on the Executive Board
at its August 17 meeting. Contact Jean
Diederich (Local 34 President) if you are interested.
The position is open to any Local 34 member in good
standing who has paid dues for a year as of August 1st,
from 1 to 5 p.m., Battle Creek
Regional Park, Maplewood.
fair volunteers are still needed. Want to do fun
and important work with AFSCME Council 5? We’re
looking for volunteers for the Minnesota State Fair.
It’s a pretty great day: In return for a 3.5-hour
shift at the kiosk sharing your labor values, you get a
cool State Fair T-shirt and a free ticket. The rest of
the day is yours to munch on cheese curds and pickles on
a stick. This year’s Fair runs from Thursday,
until Labor Day, Monday, September 5. If you can be part of
this year’s fun, please email Lynette.Kalsnes@afscmemn.org
annual Local 34 Executive Board Retreat
will be held on 9/14/2016.