AFSCME Council 5 Retirees United


The 2017 Legislature convened January 3. The first week of session was ceremonial with lawmakers taking the oath of office and committees organizing themselves. The Capitol renovation is complete, doubling the amount of public space and repairing water damage, peeling paint and crumbling plaster. Now every Minnesotan can be proud of our beautifully restored gem.
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 Representative sam Johnson, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Social Security has introduced a bill to slash Social Security and raise the full retirement  age.  The Republican House is also expected to make significant changes to Medicare & Medicaid, turning them into voucher programs. Read more >>>

 Legislature Convenes Jan 3, 2017 with Republican Control.  What can we do to protect our pensions and our UNion. Read more >>>

Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.

Director’s Column – Stepping Up – October 15, 2016

With the November 8th election fast approaching, I’m asking you to BELIEVE. Not just in a particular candidate’s ability to bring real change to Minnesota, but to believe in our union’s collective power to make our state work even better.

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Learning From History Pt 1: They Never Saw another Butterfly

 They Never Saw Another Butterfly: A presentation by the author of the play, They Never Saw Another Butterfly, about the children of a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia during the second World War through the poems and drawings of the children. If you are moved by this presentation, The play will be presented by the Northern Starz Theatre Company in February & March of 2017.

 AARP interviewed Dopnald Trump & Hillary clinton about their support for Social security Read more >>>

 How did your congress peson vote on issues important to retirees (2015 Congrssional Record).  See who supports retirees and who does not. Read more >>>

 June 2016 Retiress United Read more >>>

 The 2nd biennial convention of AFSCME Retirees United Chapter 5 was held on Tuesday, April 19 at Council 5. Officers, Trustees & Executive Board members were elected.  special speaker was Lt. Governor Tina Smith. Read more >>>

“Right to Work” on steroids hits Minnesota legislature

 Our pension dollars remain in Minnesota after we retire.  Check the article to see the county by county impact of our pension dollars. Read more >>>

Protect Your Pension! Read more >>>

AFSCME has a packed agenda. Here are some of the big issues we’ll be focusing on. Read more >>>

 Join PEOPLE, AFSCME"s Political Action Committee.

AFSCME International threw down the challenge: It dared locals to sign up 50,000 new members before its July convention. Members in Minnesota and across the country responded – big time.


What's My Subchapter?

AFSCME Retirees United subchapters have been formed, and cover all 87 counties in Minnesota. A map of the Subchapters and names of the elected leaders for each Subchapter are located at the link below. Contact your Subchapter leaders to get information on the next membership meeting and other activities in your area.

Link to map & contact list

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