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Rolling Pickets Kickoff: April 30th at 7:30am Kaiser Santa Rosa Medical Office Building 2 

 Let’s show Kaiser Management we are fed up with their delays and blatant disrespect. It’s time for a fair contract—NOW! Out of the area but have the day off? Hop in your car and join us! Looking for another way to show support? Ask your Contract Action Team leader about an action we are asking all Home Health Therapists to take in solidarity with those walking the picket line. 

MAY 1st - May Day Demonstration  

Mobilization to protest banks that invest in private detention camps • Free and Reunite Children with their Parents • $15 Minimum Wage • Climate Justice • Public Banks • End Homelessness • Provide Housing for All • Police Accountability

In the United States since 2006, May Day has been a day to take action for immigrant rights. Internationally, it has been a day to recognize workers’ rights. Recently the two have merged with the realization that we need both political and economic rights to achieve justice. This year the coalition has expanded to include the Sonoma County Tenants’ Union and the launching of their membership drive. May Day will be a day to celebrate community. The importance of the day was most articulately stated by the historian Howard Zinn:

“The really critical thing isn’t who is sitting in the White House, but who is sitting in – in the streets, in the cafeterias, in the halls of government, in the factories. Who is protesting, who is occupying offices and demonstrating. Those are the things that determine what happens.”

Gather in Roseland by the Dollar Store on Sebastopol Road, Wednesday, May 1st, 2:30 and swiftly form up to leave by 3:30. We plan on arriving at Courthouse Square by 4:30 with a rally featuring community speakers and music from 4:45 to 6:00. There will be solidarity actions throughout the day. All are welcomed to join this family friendly celebration of community empowerment.

Another Request to Wear Red. This time for our government workers. 

Brothers & Sisters Standing Together

In May of 2018, the administration announced three executive orders that chip away at due process and collective bargaining rights for federal employees and impede employee representation at the job site. Within three business days of issuance of the orders, AFGE filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

We won that suit, but the fight isn't over. The administration is appealing the judge's decision, and is actively working to put the union-busting, democracy-busting executive orders back in place.

On April 4, 2019 we're headed back to court to fight the appeal. We need you and your coworkers to show management and the administration that our union isn't going anywhere. Make sure to wear red this Thursday April 4th!

(See photos of #RedforFeds from Around the Country)

When management and the administration see worksites full of government workers wearing red, it will be a powerful display of our strength, solidarity, and willingness to fight the administration's outrageous attempts to bust our union and break our democracy.

It is up to us to keep working for what is right - and to do that, our union has to be all in. That's why we're wearing Red for Feds on Thursday April 4th, and sharing pictures of our red on social media with the hashtag #RedForFeds.

Please make sure that you are not on government time or government property when you take or share your photos. If your employment requires a specific uniform or dress policy, be mindful of compliance. The wearing of red is not for, or against, any candidate or party, and is not a violation of the Hatch Act.

By joining together and raising our voices as a union family, we know we can do great things. Thank you for all that you do.

In solidarity, 
AFGE

Tell Congress to repeal the tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations instead of cutting the vital programs that benefit nearly one-third of the U.S. population.