by Clyde Weiss | January 15, 2013
A high-energy program focusing on federal, state and local battles to protect the working middle class will bring together AFSCME members from across the country for the 2013 AFSCME Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.
From February 11-13, fired-up activists will strategize and organize at a series of workshops on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), retirement security, the threat of privatization, taxes and budgets, attacks on workers’ rights and immigration fairness. Attendees will head to Capitol Hill to lobby their lawmakers on these and other issues, and hear from AFSCME leaders, including Pres. Lee Saunders and Sec.-Treas. Laura Reyes. Key allies will be on hand to discuss best practices of partnerships – something AFSCME considers crucial as we face the fights ahead.
In addition, members will learn about AFSCME’s PEOPLE program to build political strength to fight for the working middle class.
They also will hear from other union leaders during a moderated panel on union solidarity. Panelists include Communication Workers of America Pres. Larry Cohen, American Federation of Teachers Pres. Randy Weingarten, SEIU Pres. Mary Kay Henry, and Sean McGarvey, president of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO.
AFSCME members who want to attend can download the registration form here.