Each morning you will find the Convention News ready to update you on the day’s events and report on the activities of the Convention.
“On behalf of more than 5,300 Council 8 members in the Cincinnati Region, I want to welcome you to our city and hope you have an enjoyable stay,” said Regional Vice President Emily Moore.
“As convention delegates, we have a great responsibility because the business we conduct will affect our union for years to come. I know Council 8’s leadership and staff have developed a series of programs that will be educational and challenging.
“In addition to AFSCME Strong program, this convention will be addressing many critical issues which affect us at work and at home — including the attacks on childcare providers collective bargaining rights, the Youngstown Plan and the Friedrichs Supreme Court ruling” Moore said.
“We have an exciting four days ahead of us and I’d like to join Emily in welcoming everyone to Cincinnati,” added Regional Vice President Detra Covin-Williams. “At the close of the convention, I know all of us will have committed to taking action to save our collective bargaining rights as well as our union. The Friedrichs ruling may threaten our right to build a strong public sector labor movement.” “That is why it’s so important that we talk to our coworkers about the power and benefits of a unionized workplace.” Covin-Williams said “Council 8 delegates have an informative and challenging program ahead of them, “and we invite everyone to participate.”
From left, Cincinnati Regional Vice Presidents Detra Covin-Williams, Emily Moore, Cincinnati regional Director Renita Jones-Street, and Council 8 Secretary -Treasurer Eric Clemons.