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Welcome AFSCME Members,

It’s an exciting time for District Council 20 AFSCME as we continue to grow! We strive to remain as adaptable, motivated and responsive to our membership. As a result we have developed pride in being the biggest and “baddest” union in this city and we are glad to have you as a member under this council.

Our organization is approaching a time of many changes and we must meet these changes head on as we evolve into a bigger and better union. My Brothers and Sisters, in the upcoming months our council will be faced with a serious decision that will decide our future. A monumental Supreme Court decision dating back to 1977 is being challenged and possibly overturned. This will place the public sector unions back by decades and this is why we must organize like never before to survive.

I’d like to give you an idea of what you can expect and what we hope to achieve. Over the last year or so, our international union has developed the term called “AFSCME STRONG”. Many of you have asked, what does this mean? Well, it is AFSCME’s re-branding of itself and ensuring that we understand that we must fight and never give up to keep AFSCME alive even though there are forces combining to wipe out unionized workers throughout this country.

In closing, I’d just like you to know that you, as part of this great union, are the most important and greatest asset we can ever have. We could not accomplish what we do every day without you, our members.