Monday, June 18, 2012


California House Rep. Nancy Pelosi addressed CSEA/AFSCME delegates
at the Los Angeles Convention Center earlier today. photo: Bess Watts

DAY ONE: Monday, June 18, 2012

Los Angeles, CA—CSEA Monroe County Local 828 President Bess Watts reports that earlier today Douglas Moore Jr., executive director of United Domestic Workers Home Care Providers Union(UDW/AFSCME) and an AFSCME International vice president, opened AFSCME's 40th International Convention and welcomed delegates to California.

By email, she said, “We were up at 7:00 am pounding the pavement meeting and greeting delegates from all four corners of the country. California House Rep. Nancy Pelosi took to the stage later on and gave a spirited speech about fighting back and finding our labor voice. It was also a day of tributes to outgoing International President Gerry McEntee.”

Watts added that delegates passed the convention rules earlier today and had full introductions to all the International Vice Presidents of AFSCME.

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