Confronting Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr over their pension-slashing, anti-worker agenda was the objective of more than 600 young AFSCME members at the 2013 Next Wave Conference, in downtown Detroit this month.
Their demonstration at Hart Plaza – where the emergency manager’s office is located – is highlighted in this AFSCME TV video:
The video also includes remarks from AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders and Sec.-Treas. Laura Reyes at the Next Wave Conference. Next Wavers featured in the AFSCME TV video (in order of appearance) are Eric Topping of Baltimore, Md. (AFSCME Local 539); Rachel Casey of Buffalo, N.Y. (Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)/AFSCME Local 1000); Jason Lopez of Austin, Texas (AFSCME Local 1624) and Jeremy Riley of Kalamazoo, Mich. (AFSCME Council 25).