Guess Who's 80?

DEED's AFSCME Local 22, that's who! One of the oldest locals in the former Council 6, Local 22 (DEED Employees) - a Statewide Local, was established in 1942. 

AFSCME Council 5 has a new executive director.

John Westmoreland, the former assistant director, started his role Nov. 1.

He replaces Council 5’s founding director Eliot Seide, who is retiring.

“Our union is in good hands,” Seide says.  “Under John’s leadership, our union won’t miss a beat as we continue our program with energy and discipline.”    

Westmoreland says he plans to meet with leaders of every local and build “a coalition of the willing.”