Local 517 Washington County


Welcome to the AFSCME Local 517 Website!

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.


2017 AFSCME MN Council 5 Scholarship Info-Application

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2/8/17 General Membership Meeting Minutes

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1/23/17 E-Board Meeting Minutes

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Our union is urging the Legislature to fix transportation now with new revenue for roads, bridges, transit, bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

Text MOVE to 237263 to be connected to your state legislators, or call your senator at 1-855-982-3046 and your representative at 1-855-432-4270.

Fix transportation now with new revenue for roads, bridges, transit, bike and pedestrian infrastructure. And don’t forget to budget for maintenance workers who plow snow, patch potholes and inspect bridges.

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

Click here to read the contract negotiations update.

Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.

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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