July 01, 2010
When it comes to standing with workers who want a stronger voice at the bargaining table, no one does it better than AFSCME. Nearly 44,000 new members said “yes” to AFSCME in 2009 — making us the number one organizing union in the AFL-CIO.
On Wednesday, AFSCME members relayed stories of fighting nearly insurmountable odds to form a union and keep it strong. The program was introduced by Lakesha Harrison, President of AFSCME Local 3299 and International Vice President.
Watch those stories below:
Included in the presentations are:
- Jeanetta Caw, a home care worker from the Missouri Home Care Union (Council 72)
- Anna Anaya, whose coworkers voted by a 98% margin to join District Council 37
- Sheila Patrick, a social worker from Council 62 in Kentucky
- Irene Pletner, an interpreter from Washington state preparing for a union election with WFSE Council 28
- Eric Allen, a corrections officer from Council 18 in New Mexico