AFSCMEAmerican Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees
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Pete Matthews, President of AFSCME District Council 33, Fred Wright, President of AFSCME District Council 47 and Henry Nicholas, President of AFSCME/NUHHCE District 1199C hospital and health care workers issued the official joint endorsement.
The 70 or so employees in question have asked the state Employment Relations Board to let them vote on whether to leave the 600-member AFSCME to join a smaller county union that represents administrative professionals, said John Baldwin, a county systems network analyst.
Two weeks before, hourly workers at Frostburg State University also voted to unionize, overwhelmingly choosing AFSCME over the Maryland Classified Employees Association.
As this issue of CLTC went to press, no new talks had been scheduled among the state, AFSCME, and MAPE.
But the real blame belongs to Democrats who, like Clinton at the AFSCME convention, are mainlining on interest group cash and clout and lack the wherewithal to just say no.
An Early Intervention Program, designed to provide services to newly disabled workers, is operated jointly by AFL-CIO HRDI and Columbia University Workplace Center and involves the participation of many international unions, including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Service Employees International Union, the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, United Food and Commercial Workers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and joiners of America, United Steelworkers of America, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, International Union of Operating Engineers, and AFSCME.
6 million members in hundreds of different occupations - from administrative staff to nurses, corrections officers to bus drivers, child and home care providers to sanitation workers to EMTs - AFSCME organizes for social and economic justice in the workplace and through political action and legislative advocacy.
Henry Nicholas, President District 1199C, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
But Jim Steiner, council representative for Oregon AFSCME, said he doubts the county truly seeks cost savings, given it is offering the union more pay and a bonus just to change plans.
AFSCME and Metropolitan will work collaboratively to manage costs associated with a fourth health plan option.
He has done a superb job as our treasurer," said AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman.
The shareholder proposal filed at Disney is similar to one put forth by AFSCME and other public pension funds last year at Marsh McLennan, following news of scandals at its Putnam subsidiary.