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Local 517 represents approximately 600 exempt and non-exempt Washington County, Stillwater Library, and Cities of Stillwater, Oak Park Heights and Forest Lake employees.  The Executive Board is comprised of a president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary, two chief stewards (one representing exempt and the other non-exempt), three E-Board at large members, three trustees and a membership secretary.  All positions, with the exception of the membership secretary, are elected positions.  Elections are held every March with the trustee positions staggered.


 

4/24/17 E-Board Meeting Minutes

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4/12/17 General Membership Meeting Minutes

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CoreCivic is the largest for-profit prison corporation in America. They want to reopen their private prison in Appleton. Republicans want the state to buy or lease it.

Text PRISON to 237263 to be connected to your state legislators, or call your senator at 1-866-891-0358 and your representative at 1-858-314-3518.

ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO: Oppose leasing or buying the private prison in Appleton.

 

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February 21, 2017:

  • Support local control, stop corporate interference
  • Fix transportation now
  • Pensions
  • Child protection funding
  • Governor's tax proposal
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10/25/16 Contract Negotiations Update

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Director’s Column – Stepping Up – October 15, 2016

With the November 8th election fast approaching, I’m asking you to BELIEVE. Not just in a particular candidate’s ability to bring real change to Minnesota, but to believe in our union’s collective power to make our state work even better.

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“Right to Work” on steroids hits Minnesota legislature

Protect Your Pension! Read more >>>

AFSCME has a packed agenda. Here are some of the big issues we’ll be focusing on. Read more >>>

On Monday, Jan. 11, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that seeks to undermine our rights to negotiate for fair pay and benefits that sustain our families.

Bad boss barred from another attempt to decertify for a year Read more >>>

University workers stand together to demand livable wages and reasonable family leave policies Read more >>>

Local 517 Constitution

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Local 517 Stewards

Click here for the list of stewards.

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