AFSCME Local 59

AFSCME Local 59 American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 59 AFL-CIO

Operating as usual

09/11/2021
09/06/2021

This #laborday let us remember the sacrifices of those who fought to improve conditions for all working families + feel renewed in our fight to build back a powerful worker movement

06/23/2021

If you’re in a union, you know the deal. If you’re not, what are you waiting for? Only together do we have real power.

AFSCME Local 59 wishes all of our members who are dads and all fathers a very happy Father's Day!
06/20/2021

AFSCME Local 59 wishes all of our members who are dads and all fathers a very happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads fighting for a better future for everyone.

06/20/2021

We ❤️ Union Dads!

AFSCME Family Scholars inspire us all
06/16/2021
AFSCME Family Scholars inspire us all

AFSCME Family Scholars inspire us all

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride explains just how inspiring the winners of the AFSCME Family Scholarship are.

Photos from Commissioner Iliana Holguin's post
06/15/2021

Photos from Commissioner Iliana Holguin's post

06/03/2021

Approximately 4.3 million Texas workers lack access to paid sick leave and this endangers employees while costing businesses billions. HB 180 would expand access to sick leave pools for workers. #txlege

06/03/2021

The 2021 Winter Storm was one of the worst disasters in Texas history, yet one that was entirely predictable. But instead of preparing, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ignored warnings and, when the storm him, he ran to Fox News to spread lies and shift blame.

Now we know the consequences of the Governor's inaction were far worse than the Abbott administration reported. Over 700 deaths, thousands of injuries, and millions still recovering from a disaster exacerbated by our failed state leadership.

In 2022, Governor Abbott must be held accountable for his action at the ballot box. He refused to prepare, ignored clear warnings, and hundreds of our neighbors paid the ultimate cost for his failed leadership.

06/03/2021

Texas has the 9th largest economy in the world and we were faced with unprecedented challenges in crafting the budget this session. I’m proud of the work we did on the advancement of education funding, supporting vulnerable communities, and many more critical issues. #txlege

Timeline Photos
06/03/2021

Timeline Photos

LGBTQ+ rights are inseparable from workers' rights because they're both rooted in the fight for an equitable society — treating people with dignity and respect, no matter their background. Let's celebrate pride month by recommitting to this fight.

06/03/2021

Today on this first day of #pride month, we recognize Bess Watts, President
Pride at Work Rochester, Finger Lakes Chapter and AFSCME member. #1u

Profile Pictures
06/03/2021

Profile Pictures

Timeline Photos
06/03/2021

Timeline Photos

Next Thursday, AFSCME is hosting a FREE online class for AFSCME members — New Employee Outreach: Keeping Our Union Strong.
During this webinar, we’ll explore best practices for effective New Employee Orientations (NEOs), skills to build a strong and ongoing NEO program and examples of how AFSCME activists and staff have strengthened their outreach to new employees.
Verify your membership and register for the 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT webinar: https://afsc.me/2TzDdQZ

Timeline Photos
05/31/2021

Timeline Photos

We remember and honor those who have sacrificed in service to others and those who are continuing to fight for freedom and justice.

05/31/2021

Statement from President Rick Levy on Senate Bill 7:

05/28/2021
Former Socorro ISD superintendent sentenced to 80 months in prison
05/28/2021
Former Socorro ISD superintendent sentenced to 80 months in prison

Former Socorro ISD superintendent sentenced to 80 months in prison

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KVEO) — Former Socorro Independent School District Superintendent Sylvia P. Atkinson was sentenced to federal prison. Atkinson served as SISD superintendent from 2007 to 2008. A…

Cultural Workers United
05/26/2021
Cultural Workers United

Cultural Workers United

Welcome to Cultural Workers United, our union’s campaign to ensure that workers at cultural institutions nationwide have a voice on the job.

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05/26/2021

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Photos from El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego's post
05/26/2021

Photos from El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego's post

Timeline Photos
05/26/2021

Timeline Photos

A statement from our Executive Director, Charles Allen.

Cultural Workers United
05/22/2021
Cultural Workers United

Cultural Workers United

Welcome to Cultural Workers United, our union’s campaign to ensure that workers at cultural institutions nationwide have a voice on the job.

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1155 Westmoreland Dr, Ste 113
El Paso, TX
79925

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Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm

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(915) 222-8008

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Seen at Monday's Labor Day Caravan are Ross Moore, President of the EP Central Labor Union, AFSCME Local 59 Political Director Louie Munoz, Mayor Oscar Lesser, Local 59 President Nathan Walsh, Vice-President Joe Gaines and Field Representative David Guzman.
One more reminder! NEWS RELEASE August 24,2021 For Release: Immediate Contact: Ross Moore, 915-261-6928 or Hector Montes, 915-637-0506 El Paso Unions Celebrate Labor Day with Caravan The El Paso Central Labor Union (EPCLU) will celebrate Labor Day, September 6 with a motor vehicle Labor Day Caravan of participating labor organizations. The El Paso Central Labor Union is the umbrella organization for 15 individual private and public sector labor unions in El Paso County. The caravan will begin at 9:00 am at the Iron Workers Local Union (IWLU) 263 Hall at 8411 Lockheed Dr. It will proceed to Montana Ave. and then to Interstate 10 (I-!0) West. From I-10, the caravan will exit downtown at Kansas Ave., then to Campbell St., passing City Hall. Next, left on Yandell Dr. to I-10 West. The caravan will exit I-10 at Artcraft Rd. turning left and go to Doniphan Dr. From Doniphan, right to Borderland Rd. and then left to the IBEW Hall at 311 W. Borderland Rd. where the caravan will conclude. At the IBEW hall there will be a Labor Day Celebration, the Presentation of College Scholarships, and a light breakfast. According to the United States Department of Labor, "Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being." "The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday." https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history ### Hector Montes Director of Communications AFSCME Local 59 1155 Westmoreland Dr. Suite 113 El Paso, TX 79925 915-222-8008 office 915-637-0506 cell
Richard Louis Trumka dedicated his entire life to making sure every institution he touched—the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), the AFL-CIO, the U.S. government and the world community—served working people and the public interest, comforted the afflicted and afflicted the comfortable.https://aflcio.org/2021/8/13/richard-l-trumkas-lifelong-devotion-family-and-democracy?source=081621-facebook&fbclid=IwAR3a9gsilV7n8cPSqWWvXYBJSHel45sBhf9qYDtJxD7fRuulzAnLD2pendA
AFSCME Local 59 wishes all of our members and their families, and everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!