News from Locals Across Colorado
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A strong delegation of AFSCME Colorado Locals attended
The best moment for many of us came on Wednesday, July 20th when we joined forces with Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 of Las Vegas to march on Trump Hotel in protest of their anti-union activities. More than 2,000 AFSCME delegates hit the streets in solidarity. Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 members who work at the Trump International Hotel won their union elections last December, and the National Labor Relations Board certified their victory in March. Yet, Trump International refused to begin contract negotiations, instead initiating an aggressive anti-union campaign replete with firings and intimidation of union supporters. Though several members experienced discomfort from the excessive heat, AFSCME delegates demonstrated that we won’t stop fighting for all workers’ rights. The next day, Trump Hotels agreed to two back pay settlements for two pro-union hotel workers. The fight isn't over, but union
Lake County Intermediate School: Leadville, CO
AFSCME never quits. We fight hard for our rights; we fight even harder to serve our communities. Council 76 members and staff take organizing beyond the workplace and into the community. In Spring of 2016, AFSCME Council 76 collected hundreds of books for school-children in Colorado. In Leadville,we passed out books to every student in 3rd-5th grade. Here is a personal thank you written by LCIS Principal Stephanie Gallegos:
"On behalf of all the students and staff at Lake County Intermediate School please accept our sincere thanks for the generous book donation you gave our students. It was such a wonderful and pleasent surprise. For many of our students this was the first time that they have ever received a book as a present.The excitement and smiles were abundant as they were passed out. LCIS is working hard this year to foster a love of reading and build reading skills so they can access harder and harder text, this gift directly supports our work."
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