AFSCME Day on the Hill (2012)

Andrea Lazo-Rice, Kela Williams, Ester Killion, Local 34, Hennepin County Human Services at the rally

AFSCME members talk to Sen. Pam Wolf (R-Spring Lake Park) outside the Senate chamber

Amorette Robeck, Local 34, Hennepin County Human Services

Scott County AFSCME members talk with Rep. Michael Beard (R-Shakopee)

Twelve hundred AFSCME members crammed the Rotunda and the hallways of the Capitol March 27 for Council 5's annual Day on the Hill. After a rousing rally, members tracked down legislators wherever they could find them. Coincidentally or not, both chambers of the Legislature went into session at the same time AFSCME members were scheduled to meet with their local representatives. So Council 5 members jammed the lobbies, stairways and hallways outside both chambers, calling out legislators to meet them. Many did, but many others hid behind the closed doors of their floor session. A few could be seen hustling down back hallways and even locking office doors to avoid meeting face to face with AFSCME members from their districts.

Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) answers questions from AFSCME members in his district

 

Human Rights, Civil Rights, Worker Rights!

Members from AFSCME and other unions make a point with Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa), author of the “right to work (for less)” amendment

We Are One!

AFSCME’s legislative priorities include defending the rights of workers to collectively bargain and have a voice on the job, saving and creating good jobs to sustain an economic recovery and raising revenue fairly to provide essential public services.