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As the world marked the anniversary of the official start of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law and offered words of hope to a weary nation.

There is good news for AFSCME members looking to pursue higher education. AFSCME Free College has made its bachelor’s degree completion program a permanent benefit.

That means that AFSCME members and their families can earn a bachelor’s degree for free, making an even wider choice of career options a possibility for more people.

Back in early 2019 we (Heavy Equipment Mechanics) in Rochester were getting upset with how we have been treated during contract negotiations dating back to a hay study done in 2009, we felt like we were used only as a bargaining chip and not getting the raises MMB actually agreed we were entitled to after that hay study had been completed.

Contract Voting sites for metro MNDOT

  • Golden Valley Monday 08/30/2021 at 7:00 am to 11:00 am South end Cafertiera
  • Cedar shop (night) Monday 08/30/2021 at 7:00 pm to 9 pm room 131
  • Oakdale Tuesday 08/31/2021 at 6:00 am to 10:00 am Confrence Room 5 (lower level)
  • Watersedge Friday 09/03/2021 at 7:30 am to 10:30 am Confrence Room 2 (use lower level entrance)