8 April 2015
AFSCME Sub-chapter 161
We will meet again at Ruby Tuesdays Restaurant at 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Il., on Wednesday, 15th of April.The meeting starts at 11 AM.
This will be a mix of a guest speaker as well as a working meeting for members. Information from the recent quarterly retiree meeting will be available.
I have invited Ms. Bea Lumpkin, a union activist, to speak about building labor and grass roots community movements. We want to stop the attack on our pensions, benefits, and the well-being of our extended families and our communities. Bea has seen variations of this attack in the past. She was a part of the labor/community response to them.
During past meetings, we have been discussing and trying new ways of building membership and member power for what we know will be a hard political fight. Since to “wait and see” only yields the advantage to our enemies; our efforts to learn, communicate, and grow our sub-chapter is the best preparation for any strategy Council 31 asks us to carry out.
Come to the meeting. Bring family and friends to hear Bea. Come with your best ideas and stories of what is working as we organize one-to-one.