This year’s AFSCME Next Wave Assembly, held June 11-14th in St. Louis, MO, had an overwhelming theme of what is means to be “AFSCME Strong” and the importance of what it means to belong to an union. The message of AFSCME Strong simply stated stands for “Union, Family, and Future.” AFSCME is about our Union, our Family, and about our Future as workers. CSEA has a delegation of 21 from all over New York State. CSEA Local 828, sent April Spring-Buckley, Melissa Burley, and Carrie Chapman as representatives. Training mainly was in the area of organizing and activist training. Some of the other workshops attended were on the area of how to film a video during a rally with your smartphone, inter-generational communication meaning being able to communicate with different generations. If I came back with one major point to share, is that it’s important to be heard in our workplace and the union can help accomplish this!
-April Spring-Buckley, Chair Next Wave, MCC Unit 7402
-Carrie Chapman, MCC Unit 7402
-Melissa Burley, MCC Unit 7402
|Carrie Chapman - April Spring-Buckley & Melissa Burley|