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  • HIGHLIGHTS

    monday, June 28, 2010 | Boston, massachusetts

    DAILYaFSCmE

    www.afscme.org059-10 BUG

    ConvenTIon overvIeWmOnday, Convention convenes at 10 a.m. President McEntee will deliver the keynote address. A special trib-ute to retiring Sec.-Treas. William Lucy follows.

    TuESday, we nominate our next International Secre-tary-Treasurer, and recognize PEOPLE contributor Ron Green of Council 36. AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka speaks. Well also honor AFSCMEs longstanding ally, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. A Generations program will feature young leaders and the AFSCME Retiree program, which is celebrating three decades of activ-ism. AFSCME sisters will share insights at a Womens Leadership World Caf.

    WEdnESday, begins with special caucuses for bust-ing myths about public service workers, and later a special program about jobs. Basil Townsend of CSEA will be honored for his PEOPLE participation. UNITE HERE! Pres. John Wilhelm speaks, followed by an organizing program. At adjournment, delegates go to Boston Common to join forces with Council 93 members who are fighting to save public services.

    THuRSday, we will elect an International Secretary-Treasurer. See Tuesdays AFSCME Daily for specifics. Its also PEOPLE-T-Shirt Day, so be sure to stop by the PEOPLE Booth for a new, limited edition baseball shirt. Judith Arroyo of DC 37 will be recognized for her sup-port of PEOPLE. Next, a special program focuses on

    Lets make history!

    AFSCMEs 39th International Convention opens today with more than 5,000 delegates, alternates and guests. The election of Pres. Barack Obama and this years passage of major health care reform proves our activism is second to none.

    International Pres. Gerald W. McEntee sets the stage this morn-ing with a keynote address. A special tribute to William Lucy, who retired as secretary-treasurer last week, follows.

    During the week well rally with Council 93 to help protect public services, and urge Congress to approve the jobs bill. We will also consider key policy resolutions and Constitutional amendments. Wednesday, AFSCME members who perform the same work will meet at 21 special caucuses to discuss ways to debunk the myths about public service workers. Thursday, well elect a new secretary-treasurer.

    We gather at a time when public services are at risk, and during the worst fiscal crises to face state and local governments since the Great Depression. Thats why this years Convention battle cry is Ready to Fight! Ready to Lead!

    Lawmakers who in many instances are our bosses have chosen the easy way out of tough budget choices. Rather than increase revenue by closing corporate tax loopholes and raising taxes on millionaires, theyre cutting jobs, closing libraries, eliminating daycare centers, turning off streetlights and making other misguided decisions that threaten public health and safety.

    To preserve our victories, weve fought in the streets, at the state legislatures and city halls, in the U.S. Congress even before the federal courts. Weve had successes and defeats. But the battles are not over. Thats why we must gear up for this Novembers crucial state, local and national elections as if our very jobs depend on it because they do!

    Now, lets get down to the business of this Convention!

    Send a text that tells other delegates what youre going to fight for and how youre going to lead. Follow the instructions on the banners at the AFSCME Action Center. Computer screens inside the hall will display text messages. Text any time during Convention.

    Start a mobile Conversation!

    AFSCMEs role in the historic passage of health care legisla-tion. Progressive radio talk show host Ed Schultz will emcee a program on political victories, and political strategist Donna Brazile will speak.

    FRIday, Castle Island will be the site for the Biennial PEOPLE Fun Run. The installation of new officers concludes the Convention.

    Ready to Fight! Ready to Lead!7 a.m. 1 p.m.

    Convention Registration

    BCEC Hall B

    7 a.m.

    PEOPLE Information & Exhibit

    Booths

    (Until 1 hour after session.

    Closed during session)

    BCEC Hall B

    8 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

    Workshops

    BCEC Levels 0, 1 & 2

    10 a.m.

    39th International Convention

    Convenes

    BCEC Hall C

    Welcome, Reading of Conven-

    tion Call & Introductions

    Tony Caso, Acting Secretary-Treasurer

    Executive Director, Council 93

    International Vice President

    Opening Ceremony

    Keynote Address

    Gerald W. McEntee,

    International President

    Tribute to William Lucy,

    former International

    Secretary-Treasurer

    Business

    Announcements

    Recess

    1 p.m.

    Committee Meetings

    BCEC

    FIRST TImE dELEGaTEIS 1ST TO REGISTERRegina Holloman,

    chief shop steward for Local 2218 (New Jersey Coun-cil 71), was first of more than 4,600 delegates and alternates to register for AFSCMEs 39th International Convention.

    This is Hollomans first time as a regular delegate (she was an alternate at the last Convention in San Francisco). So I get to vote! exclaims the human services assistant for the Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton, N.J.

    Convention BeginsThousands of delegates, alternates and guests gathered Sunday evening for friendship and some of Bostons favorite foods.

    Monday, June 286:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Every 10 minutes1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Every 10 minutes

    Tuesday, June 296:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Every 10 minutes3 p.m. 7 p.m. Every 10 minutes

    Wednesday, June 306:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Every 10 minutes1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Every 10 minutes

    Shuttle Service Schedule

    Battling Human Services PrivatizationLocation: Room 153 BC

    Campaigning with the Right Political messageLocation: Room 258 C

    How Change HappensLocation: Room 156 AB

    IRS and dOL Reporting RequirementsLocation: Room 257 AB

    Keep the Wave RollingLocation: Room 258 A

    making your money Work for youLocation: Room 162 B

    Organizing aFSCmE Retiree ChaptersLocation: Room 157 C

    PEOPLE PaC: make the Right ask and SucceedLocation: Room 151 AB

    un Comit de accin Poltica PEOPLE: Formular laPregunta Correcta para Tener xito*Lugar: Sala 151 AB

    Privatization PushbackLocation: Room 258 B

    Respect in the WorkplaceLocation: Room 152

    Retirement SecurityLocation: Room 160 BC

    Road ahead for Social Security and medicareLocation: Room 52 B

    WORKSHOPS:

    Smart Phones, Smarter OrganizingLocation: Room 259 A

    Sorry But Were Broke BargainingLocation: Room 159

    Lo Siento Pero Estamos Quebrados: negociando*Lugar: Sala 159

    Strategic Tools for Local unionsLocation: Room 156 C

    The aBCs of Health Care ReformLocation: Room 52 A

    The Great RecessionLocation: Room 155

    Walking down Labor History LaneLocation: Room 154

    We are the next Wave: How to Start an aFSCmEnext Wave ProgramLocation: Room 162 A

    Whats Brewing in Health Benefit PlansLocation: Room 153 A

    Winning Workers RightsLocation: Room 157 AB

    the following workshops will be held TOday, 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

    Complimentary shuttle service is provided between BCEC and these hotels: Boston Marriott Copley, Boston Park Plaza, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hampton Inn Crosstown Center, Hilton Back Bay, Hilton Financial District, Hilton Logan Airport, Omni Parker House, Renaissance Waterfront, Seaport Hotel, Sheraton Boston and Westin Copley Place. A sky bridge on Level 2 of BCEC connects to the Westin Waterfront Hotel. All buses are wheel-chair accessible. Shuttles will run for Wednesdays rally and Fridays PEOPLE Fun Run.

    Thursday, July 15:30 a.m. 11 a.m. Every 10 minutes1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Every 10 minutes

    Friday, July 25:30 a.m. shuttles for Fun Run6:30 a.m. if runoff election occurs8:30* a.m. 12:30 p.m. Every 10 minutes

    *Shuttles will begin at 8:30 a.m. if there is no runoff election.

    WELCOmE nEW dELEGaTES!

    Approximately 700 first-time delegates and alternates are here for AFSCMEs 39th biennial Convention. They are identifiable by a special badge they re-ceived during registration. If youve been to Convention before, please make a special effort to welcome a first-timer. Answer questions, share experiences and offer to mentor them. Thats the way to build a mighty union!

    WELLnESS BOOTH

    Stop by Hall B of BCEC for a free blood pressure screening, and to talk to an AFSCME nurse about how to keep your heart healthy. AFSCME/United Nurses of America (UNA) will be available through Thursday.

    Shuttles from BCEC to the AFSCME rally at Boston Common will begin at 2 p.m. At the end of the rally, shuttles will be provided to all hotels.

  • HIGHLIGHTS

    monday, June 28, 2010 | Boston, massachusetts

    DAILYaFSCmE

    www.afscme.org059-10 BUG

    ConvenTIon overvIeWmOnday, Convention convenes at 10 a.m. President McEntee will deliver the keynote address. A special trib-ute to retiring Sec.-Treas. William Lucy follows.

    TuESday, we nominate our next International Secre-tary-Treasurer, and recognize PEOPLE contributor Ron Green of Council 36. AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka speaks. Well also honor AFSCMEs longstanding ally, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. A Generations program will feature young leaders and the AFSCME Retiree program, which is celebrating three decades of activ-ism. AFSCME sisters will share insights at a Womens Leadership World Caf.

    WEdnESday, begins with special caucuses for bust-ing myths about public service workers, and later a special program about jobs. Basil Townsend of CSEA will be honored for his PEOPLE participation. UNITE HERE! Pres. John Wilhelm speaks, followed by an organizing program. At adjournment, delegates go to Bo

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