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Training and Empowering Our Members
Council 4 Education Coordinator Joe Aresimowicz leads a discussion.
Local 269 represents state employees at the Department of Labor, Workers Compensation Commission and Department of Veteran Affairs, and are part of our P-2 Human & Social Services unit. They spent the day learning about mobilizing on the job and in their communities
"I found this training valuable," said Local 269 Steward and Executive Officer Marsha Tulloch. "We need to be pro-active. The breakdown we did on the state budget gave me a better understanding of what we face at the legislature."
Tulloch and Devon O'Nalty, both of whom work as Adjudication Specialists within the Department of Labor, also discussed the AFSCME Next Wave program, an effort to recruit new and fresh faces into union activism.
"We want members to understand they are important, they have a voice and that with their help, we can make a difference as a union," O'Nalty said.
Local 269 members also heard from Professor Richard Wolfe, who teaches Economics at the New School in New York.
Devon O'Nalty, left, and Marsha Tulloch of Local 269.
"We have an economic system that isn't working real well," Wolfe said. "You're worried about what you have to give up, what you have to do without."
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