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Why Join?

  • Do you want to build a better and more secure economic future for you and your family?
  • Are you hurting from a lack of quality, affordable healthcare coverage?
  • Have you ever been unfairly disciplined by your supervisor or forced to accept a demotion, suspension or other punishment you didn’t deserve?

If you answered yes to any of these questions it’s time to consider forming a union with AFSCME. With more than 1.6 million active and retired members nationwide, AFSCME is the strongest and most respected public services union in the country.

We consistently fight for and secure the best wages, benefits and working conditions for our members. Since so much of public service workers’ rights, benefits and funding are impacted by the actions of elected officials, we maintain a strong presence in the corridors of government, fighting to protect our members and holding politicians accountable for their actions. We stand ready to do the same for you and your colleagues.

Get in touch with us to have a preliminary conversation and to learn more. All conversations are strictly confidential and you will not be pressured to move forward until you are ready.

America’s behavioral health needs are changing, but our system for delivering that care has not kept up. This broken system is failing all of us — professionals, clients and communities — and we are all paying the price. So we are coming together to build a movement address this.

The purpose of our coalition is to unite and advocate for higher standards, better service, and working conditions for all those affected with mental/behavioral health issues. We have joined together to create healthier communities and better outcomes for all.

Join us at the next Behavioral Health Summit - here are the details:

When: Wednesday November 20th, starting at 9AM – 5PM

Where: AFSCME Council 5 South St. Paul Office, Hennessy Room