Local 3937: U of M Technical Employees


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.


West Bank Area Steward List

St. Paul Campus Area Steward List

Off-campus stewards list

Medical Area Steward List

East Bank Steward list



Lawsuit Seeks to Curtail Freedom of Firefighters, Teachers, Nurses, First-Responders to Stick Together and Advocate for Better Public Services, Better Communities

Jeopardizes American Promise that Hard Work Leads Families to a Decent Life

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AFSCME IVP Henry Nicholas knows the Charleston community well, having rallied workers and families in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Church during the historic 1969 strike by black workers at Medical College Hospital.


AFSCME Negotiators Reach TA with State

AFSCME negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year contract with the State of Minnesota. The tentative agreement includes a 2.5 percent raise effective July 1; another 2.5 percent raise on July 1, 2016; and steps in both years of the contract. Union negotiators also beat back $74 million in proposed health-insurance take-backs.The master team is unanimously recommending ratification of the deal, which would expire on June 30, 2017. The contract would cover nearly 15,500 AFSCME employees in Unit 2 (craft and maintenance), Unit 3 (service), Unit 4 (health care), Unit 6 (clerical), and Unit 7 (technical). More details about the contract and information about ratification dates and voting sites will be posted on Council 5’s website as they become available.


 The Minnesota Daily editorial board understands our struggle for #RaisesAndRespect Read more >>>

Good News from the Legislature

We increased state agency budgets to pay for raises and benefits for state employees. We gained more money for nursing homes, state prisons, and child protection services. We saved jobs in DHS, MinnesotaCare, and in local governments. We fought off attacks on our pensions. And we fought off attempts to expand tax giveaways for corporations. AFSCME members accomplished a lot at this year’s Legislature. Here are the details

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 from Patti Dion in HR: 

"We wanted to make sure you were aware that the Board of Regents will convene a Human Subjects Research Forum on
Thursday, May 7th, 2015, per the attached announcement.
This announcement is being sent to faculty, staff, and students system wide. Please feel free to share this information with your members."

 We need to have the March Food Drive for Neighborhood House materials delivered to them by the end of March to count toward their goals. We'll be bringing our collected materials to them on Tuesday, March 31st. PLEASE get your contributions to one of the people listed in bold below by then!!

For the past two years our union, AFSCME Local 3937 has sponsored a March Food Drive for Neighborhood House on St. Paul's West Side. This is one of the oldest, continuously-running organizations of its type - a settlement house - and it continues to provide those services to thousands of community members (GED and ESL/ELL classes, youth programs, health access.)

Here's a link to their website:



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Please join us in congratulating our new and returning Local Union Chair Officers and Executive Board members!

President - Teresa Shunk, BSAC

VP/Chief Steward - Brad Kraling, RAR

Treasurer - Mary Austin, EPI

Recording Secretary - Nicole Masika, Minitex

Med Area E-Board - Krista Gallagher, Med School and Bil Hill, U Libraries

Trustee - Mary Lisa Berg

Thanks go out to Election Chair, Beth Wolszon, and to our "retiring" officers - Chief Steward, Chris Koehler and President, Barb Bezat

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AFSCME Local 3937 Events and Updates

Here's the text of an update e-mail we sent out today, Monday, February 3, 2014

Be sure to take a look at upcoming events!

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Our pay statements for checks due Wednesday,January 22 are already up and ready for your review!


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Find out about your right to $2.00/hr for every hour an employee is "on call" Read more >>>

Find out what being a Member means and how to calculate what dues are:

By being Members, we run the local so we can set its goals and priorities. We are a union local of the Members, by the Members and for the Members.

By being a Member one can vote on the contract; submit contract proposals; vote for local officers; vote on the budget; vote on dues rates; attend Membership meetings; participate as an activist; run for an officer position in the local union’s elections; attend union training sessions; attend union conventions, etc.

Being a Member means you are building our ability to effect positive change for our entire membership.

Most importantly is that it is YOUR RIGHT to be a Member.

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