Stand tall my fellow workers and stand united. Solidarity and action are the ways to achieve our aim of a fair contract, current health care benefits and COLAs in line with other City employees. As evidenced by the results of the last negotiations session, City management clearly thinks that AFSCME workers are not as worthy as themselves, and other City employee units. Time after time they give themselves the best and offer us their leftovers. We are on the front line of our City’s streets, sewers, parks, finance and library not the managers, directors, and exempts. We are the workers with whom the public interacts and upon whom City residents depend. The time to remember this fact is now!
~ Ruth Rose Hennessey