Sunday, March 21, 2010


Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on tonight's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Washington, DC — "Tonight's historic vote marks a major milestone in the struggle to break the power of the insurance industry and provide quality, affordable health care for millions of American families. Democrats in the House, with the determined leadership of President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demonstrated the courage that is necessary to defeat the special interests and do what is right for the American people. AFSCME members will remember those who stood with us and those who stood with the insurance industry. I have told Senator Harry Reid that we intend to continue our efforts as the battle moves to the U.S. Senate. Together, we will not fail. Tonight, we celebrate a monumentally important victory for our country. Tomorrow, we get back to work in the fight to make health care reform happen."

AFSCME's Make America Happen campaign for health care reform has been the largest issue mobilization campaign in the union's history, generating more than 400,000 phone calls and letters to Congress. In addition, the 1.6 million member union has invested in an aggressive $10 million television, online and print advertising campaign, along with an unprecedented use of texting and new media.

First Day of Spring and it Snowed

Sorry that I missed everyone who went to Johnson Creek for the District Conference.  It snowed and I had to work.  Hope all went well....we will see each other soon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


To Brother Lupton of District 7 - he has accepted the challenge of PEOPLE and has run for Public Office.

District Conference This Saturday

To All AFSCME Members in Districts 1 & 2:

This Saturday, March 20th in Johnson Creek join fellow members at our annual District Conference where Progressive Dues, Annual Council 40 Convention, and International Convention will be discussed.

This is a free Conference where rolls & beverages will be served and lunch will be provided.

Location: Johnson Creek Comfort Suites, 725 Paradise Lane, Johnson Creek, WI 53038. (920) 699-2800.

Registration begins at 8:30A and Conference starts at 9:30A.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Retiring Together We Can Website

As we approach the 2010 Council 40 Convention we need to look forward and support the needs of our members. I have posted one final message on the Together We Can website before it will be retired.

I continue to believe in Together We Can and through my work with local candidates have suggested to individual campaigns that by working together and combining their efforts and resources and using this message "Together We Can" they will promote "Community." All Politics is Local. Think about this last sentence and you will understand why I am a VIP member of PEOPLE and will continue to work hard getting the right people elected.

In the 1st CD we do not have the right person speaking for all constituents in Washington. During the next 6 years both parties need to find a person of the people not a career politician to represent us appropriately. Mr. Ryan's newest proposal to eliminate Medicare is just one reason we need to work very hard on this project. Thru his proposal to decrease taxes on the wealthiest 1% of our population is just another example of more of the same......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

TDA Fly-In

Just got in from a quick trip to D.C. for the Transportation Development Association Fly-In. We had 25 people in our delegation meet with Senator Kohl's staff. I had the opportunity to speak with Senator Kohl one on one after lunch in the Rotundra. This is a great opportunity and a terrific event. A detailed report of the event is being created and will be reported at the next Street and Highway Advisory Committee. For all of you planning to attend the convention in April you are welcome to join our Committee Meeting as observers. If you have anything you would like our Committee to discuss, please just send me an e-mail. I will put it on the agenda and will personally notify you after the Committee Meeting the answers to all questions, suggestions, or concerns.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More AFSCME Jobs Going to Private Sector

AFSCME Rally in Milwaukee on Friday, March 12, 2010 11:30-1P at the South end of the Milwaukee County Courthouse 10th & Wells.

Where something Red to show your support in saving our brothers and sisters jobs in Milwaukee.