Our Union Begins With You

When working people come together, they make things better for everyone. Joining together in unions enables workers to negotiate for higher wages and benefits and improve conditions in the workplace. There are millions of union members in America from all walks of life. These individuals know that by speaking up together, you can accomplish more than you could on your own.


Union members come together to make workplace improvements.

What we fight for

Consistent and Flexible Schedules, Family-Friendly Work Environments, Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Wages and Benefits, Healthcare, and so much more!


Unions advocate for working people to keep us safer, healthier and able to enjoy a higher quality of life.

Advocates for Economic Justice

All working people should have the freedom to join a union to make their workplaces better and negotiate for the wages and benefits they deserve.


We are stronger together
For us and for future generations.

We can't work without our members

Unions are democratic – union members vote on things like union dues, who represents you, and what protections and improvements you want in your contract.

The Union Difference

Union members work together to negotiate and enforce a contract with management that guarantees the things you care about like decent raises, affordable health care, job security, and a stable schedule.

Committees in Action

Your committees explained. We are always looking for more or our members to get involved. If you see a committee you are interested, please reach out to one of committee members for information.

The Executive Board shall be the governing body of the local union except when meetings of the local union are in session. All matters affecting the policies, aims and means of accomplishing the purposes of the local not specifically provided for in this Constitution or by action of the membership at a regular or special meeting shall be decided by the Executive Board. The board shall meet at the call of the President or of a majority of the members of the board. A report on all actions taken by the Executive Board shall be made to the membership at the next following meeting. A majority of the members of the Executive Board shall be required for a quorum.

The Grievance committee is AFSCME is a member committee with 5 members which includes the Chair of the committee which usually holds the 2nd Vice President position within the Local. The other 4 members represent different areas of the membership. The current members are Donna Locher, Tim Harrington, James Garfield, Jayson Grant. These members will be replaced as they decide if they would like to continue volunteering for this committee. They discuss, vote and make determinations on all grievances that haven’t been settled and have progressed to the necessary step. They determine whether to move the grievance to a higher step or not depending on the answer given and the settlement received is appropriate In accordance with the AFSCME contract language.

The Labor Management Committee is made up of 3-4 AFSCME Represented employees including our Council 2 rep Mark Watson and 3 Non represented employees. The members of this committee discuss anything labor related such as changes in policies/procedures, supplemental employees, safety, workplace issues etc. AFSCME employees that are selected for this committee are either an officer or on the negotiating committee or both. Right now Jayson Gallaway, Mike Benoit, Ann Fowler.

The REHP board is who manages our healthcare and votes on any changes to our healthcare benefits. 3 votes, AFSCME, Police , and the City. Any changes that go to vote would pass by a 2/3 vote. This board is made up of a mixture of Police Represented employees, AFSCME represented employees, and City Non-Represented employees. These meetings are quarterly.

Our Members ARE our Union. Your voice will be heard. Your thoughts matter. YOU are Valued! We need your input. Together we can make a difference!

Want to get involved?