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2016 AFSCME Local 4001 General Membership Meeting
AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board, Chief Stewards, and Stewards met December 3, 2016, for the General Membership meeting. Election of Contract Negotiations delegates and alternates was completed.

2016 AFSCME Local 4001 Annual Steward Appreciation Dinner
On the evening of December 2, 2016, your elected stewards gathered to be recognized for their service to you, the members. We also celebrated stewards who retired. Toy donations were delivered from campuses for the Toys for Kids drive, which were accepted by the United Steel Workers.

2016 AFSCME Local 4001 12th Annual Steward Training
On Friday, December 2, 2016, your AFSCME stewards gathered for their 12th Annual Steward Training. This year stewards and field representatives presented information. How do we handle layoffs? was presented by Lisha Poulakis and Jackie Root; Should we file a grievance? by Tim Henderson and Amanda Prince; Can I bid on that job? by Mary Falk; Dues-Where do they go? by Myron Stevens; Talking to New Employees by Margo Rolczynski; 100% Union-Why & How by Eliot Seide.

2016 AFSCME International Convention

2016 April General Membership Meeting

Thank you Earle and Marcia
Thank you to President Earle Drenkckhahn and Executive Board Member Marcia Provost for their years of service to Local 4001.

2016 Day On The Hill
On April 5, 2016 AFSCME members and retirees filled the offices of legislators during Day on the Hill.

RCTC Rootbeer Floats

2015 AFSCME Local 4001 Annual Steward Appreciation Dinner
On the evening of December 4, 2015, your elected stewards gathered to be recognized for their service to you, the members. We also celebrated the retirement of a number of our dedicated stewards. The stewards also brought toy donations for Toys for Kids, from their campuses, which were accepted by the Brainerd area Marines.

2015 AFSCME Local 4001 11th Annual Steward Training
Friday, December 4, 2015, your AFSCME Local 4001 elected stewards gathered for training. AFSCME Strong training was delivered by Jennifer Munt, John Westmoreland, Joyce Carlson, Carolyn Klinglesmith and Chelsa Nelson-Preble.

LSCC Speed Volunteer Project

2015 AFSCME Council 5 Annual Convention
The 11th Annual AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 Convention was held October 1, 2 & 3, 2015,at the DECC in Duluth, MN. Members attended workshops, sector/policy meetings, listened to committee reports and elected officers. International President, Lee Saunders, addressed convention goers on Thursday and Governor Mark Dayton addressed the group on Saturday.

Bon Voyage Melinda!

2015 AFSCME Local 4001 General Membership Meeting
AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board, Stewards, and Council 5 Business Agent met May 2, 2015, for the General Membership meeting. Election of the following positions and those who now hold the offices are: 1st Vice President-Myron Stevens, Secretary-Melinda Pearson, Executive Board Members-Kevin Clark, Joel Hoffman, Todd Jones, and Jason Dibble, Trustee-Wendy Walentiny. Jo Pels administered the Oath of Office.

2015 SEPC Spring Conference
On Friday, May 1, 2015, AFSCME Members gathered in Minneapolis for the State Employee Policy Committee Spring Conference. Members attended workshops and separate department policy committee meetings.

2015 MLK Month of Service
AFSCME Local 4001 Members donate items to Dakota Woodlands.

AFSCME Local 4001 General Membership Meeting December 6, 2014
The AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board, Stewards and Members, met for the General Membership meeting. Delegate and alternates elections for the 2015-2017 Negotiations Assembly by Unit were held. Election of delegates for the SEPC Conference and Council 5 Convention were also held.

2014 AFSCME Local 4001 Annual Steward Appreciation Dinner
On the evening of December 5, your elected stewards gathered to be recognized for their service to you, the members. We also celebrated the retirement of Chas Martin, long-time field representative. The stewards brought toy donations for Toys for Kids, from their campuses, which were accepted by the Brainerd area Marines.

2014 AFSCME Local 4001 10th Annual Steward Training
Friday, December 5, 2014, your AFSCME Local 4001 elected stewards gathered for training. Bruce Iverson covered state multi-unit contract training and Eric Lehto gave a presentation on Minnesota Labor History.

2014 AFSCME Council 5 Annual Convention
The 10th Annual AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 Convention was held September 11-13, 2014, at the Double Tree Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis Hotel. Members attended workshops, sector/policy meetings, listened to committee reports and elected officers. International President, Lee Saunders, addressed convention goers on Thursday.

2014 AFSCME International Convention
Local 4001 member speaking on the floor of the convention about Next Wave and showing enthusiasm about keynote speakers.

2014 SEPC Spring Conference
On Friday, April 11, 2014, AFSCME Members gathered in Minneapolis for the State Employee Policy Committee Spring Conference. Members attended workshops and separate department policy committee meetings.

AFSCME Local 4001 General Membership Meeting April 12, 2014
AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board, Stewards, and Council 5 Business Agents met at the Ramada Plaza for the General Membership meeting. Election of the following positions and those who now hold the offices are: President-Earle Drenckhahn, 2nd Vice President-Mary Falk, Treasurer-Teresa Thompson, EBoard Members-June Clark, Marcia Provost, Allan Wesely & Andrew Ziebell, Trustee-Ann Olson. Chas Martin administered the Oath of Office.

AFSCME Local 4001 General Membership Meeting, December 7, 2013
AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board, Stewards and Council 5 Business Agents, met for the General Membership meeting. Delegate elections for SEPC and Council 5 Convention were opened. Marybeth Juetten and Karla Scapanki were special guest speakers.

2013 AFSCME Local 4001 Annual Steward Training
Friday, December 6, your AFSCME Local 4001 elected stewards gathered for training, led by Ryan Wells. Jo Pels led us in the Oath of Office.

2013 AFSCME Local 4001 Annual Steward Appreciation Dinner
Friday, December 6, evening brought the AFSCME Local 4001 Stewards together to be recognized for their service to our members. We recognized three retiring stewards, Donna Bhend, Mary Buell and Gerald Hanson. Stewards collected toys from their campuses to help support Toys for Tots.

2013 AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 Annual Convention
Duluth Convention Center was the location for the 2013 Council 5 Convention on October 3, 4 & 5th. Members attended workshops, sector/policy meetings, listened to committee reports and cheered for Governor Mark Dayton. Lee Saunders, President, AFSCME International also spoke to the members. Members also donated enough cash to fill eight vehicles of food for the local food pantry.

AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board Meeting
On July 20, 2013, Local 4001 Executive Board members met at the Mesabi Range Community & Technical College in Virginia, Minnesota.

AFSCME Local 4001 General Membership Meeting April 13, 2013
AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board, Stewards, and Council 5 Business Agents met at Anoka Technical College. Election of the following positions and those who now hold the offices are: 1st Vice President-Myron Stevens, Secretary-Melinda Falk Pearson, EBoard Members-Kevin Clark, Jason Dibble, Joel Hoffman, & Lisha Poulakis, Trustee-Joanne Bokinskie. President June Clark administered the Oath of Office.

2013 SEPC Spring Conference
On Friday, April 12, 2013, AFSCME Members gathered in Minneapolis for the State Employee Policy Committee Spring Conference. Governor Mark Dayton addressed the members prior to the workshops and separate department policy committee meetings.

AFSCME Local 4001 General Membership Meeting, December 1, 2012
AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board, Stewards and Council 5 Business Agents, met for the General Membership meeting. Delegate elections for SEPC and Council 5 Convention were opened. Director positions filled: Political Director-Mary Falk; Safety Committee-Mike O’Dea; Internal Organizing-Grace Jones & Al Wesely; Communication-Margo Rolczynski.

2012 AFSCME Local 4001 Annual Steward Training
Friday, November 30, 2012, AFSCME Local 4001 elected stewards gathered for training, led by Judy Carlson, centering on the kind of Union we wanted to help build and what is needed to get there. Chelsea Nelson, Ryan Wells & Chad McKenna also assisted the stewards in ways to talk to our members. The afternoon was filled with The Willmar Eight-Revisited Documentary followed by discussion with two of the original Willmar Eight, Sandi Treml and Teren Novotny. We ended with our thanks to Judy for her trainings and support through the years and a promise she will come back to visit!

2012 AFSCME Local 4001 Annual Steward Appreciation Dinner
The Stewards of AFSCME Local 4001 gathered in solidarity, being recognized by our Executive Board and Council 5 Staff, on Friday evening. As we did last year, our thoughts were with our Brothers and Sisters of American Crystal Sugar who had been locked out since August 2011. Once again the AFSCME Local 4001 Stewards and their campuses were generous in bringing gifts for those struggling families. Many stories were shared about the time spent as campus stewards.

2012 Toys for American Crystal Sugar Kids
Donated toys for the locked out American Crystal Sugar Workers children are on camera during the press conference.

AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 2012 Annual Convention
AFSCME members gather October 5-6, 2012, in Bloomington for the Council 5 Convention. Members attended workshops, sector/policy meetings, listened to committee reports and cheered for Governor Mark Dayton.

2013 Day On The Hill
On February 26 more than 1,000 AFSCME members and retirees filed the offices of legislators during Day on the Hill.

AFSCME Local 4001 May 5, 2012 General Membership Meeting
AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board, Stewards and Council 5 Business Agents met at the Council 5 Office. Election of the following positions and those who now hold the office are: President-June Clark, 2nd Vice President-Mary Falk, Treasurer-Teresa Thompson, EBoard Members-Al Wesely, Earle Drenckhahn, Erica Kantola & Andrew Ziebell, Trustee-Wendy Walentiny. A presentation was given by Karen from EAP.

State Employee Policy Committee Spring Conference
On May 4, 2012, AFSCME Members gathered in Bloomington, Minnesota for SEPC Chair Officer Elections, Department Policy Committee Elections and meetings.

Toys for American Crystal Sugar Kids
On Monday, December 5, 2011, Amanda Johnson and Yvette Schneider loaded the toys up and brought them to American Crystal Sugar in East Grand Forks, MN. They let them know Local 4001 and Council 5 sent support to the ACS Union Office. John Riskey and a few others were recruited to help unload the toys.

AFSCME Local 4001 Dec. 3, 2011, General Membership Meeting
AFSCME Local 4001 Executive Board, Stewards and Council 5 Business Agents, welcomed Scott Ripplinger and Ken Lambertson, BCTGM 167g locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers, to the December 3, 2011, General Membership meeting. Scott and Ken shared stories that brought tears and smiles to those present. The locked-out workers are strong and will keep fighting.

AFSCME Local 4001 Annual Steward Appreciation Dinner
On the cold, clear night of Friday, December 2, 2011, the Stewards of AFSCME Local 4001 gathered in solidarity, being recognized by our Executive Board and Council 5 Staff. We also came bearing gifts from our respective campuses for donation to the American Crystal Sugar Tots. It was a memorable and joyous evening; even Santa Claus stopped to visit!

AFSCME Local 4001 Annual Steward Training
Friday, December 2, 2011, AFSCME Local 4001 elected stewards gathered for training: Power Analysis, Internal Organizing, Campus Strategies & a Team Building exercise that resulted in quilts for the American Crystal Sugar Kids.

2011 State Employee Policy Committee Meeting
April 29, 2011. Members gathered in Bloomington, Minnesota to hear Governor Mark Dayton's opening remarks, followed by the Political Mass Action, council district meetings and department policy committee meetings.

AFSCME Minnesota Council 5 2011 Annual Convention
October 6-7, 2011, AFSCME Council 5 Convention. Members gathered in Duluth for workshops, sector/policy meetings, committee reports, sign making with a Celebratioin of Rights March through Canal Park, Achievement Awards, Scholarship Announcements & an address by Governor Mark Dayton.

Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Local 4001 members who participated were: Jacke Root Sherry Hill Noel Lundner Dave Primus Connie Wright Mary Falk

Executive Board
Front L-R: Mary Falk, June Clark, Myron Stevens, Melinda Falk-Pearson & Teresa Thompson. Back L-R: Al Wesely, Kevin Clark, Jason Dibble, Deb Breneman, Jennifer Heidelberger, Dana Gangl, Wendy Walentiny, Larry Tucker & Earle Drenekhahn. New member Sue Flannigan.

We Are One March
Jackie Root addresses the attendees at the April 4, 2011 march.

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