Montana Council 9


Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.

Chye Handran, recipeint of the 2016 AFSCME Deppartment of Transportation Policy committee scholarship


CONGRATULATIONS Lexi Budge...recipient of the 2016 AFSCME Bram Edward Jensen Scholarship.



Transforming unions: A view from President Lee Saunders



AFSCME Montana Council 9 2015 Convention

On June 18th, 2015 the Convention was convened and 63 delegates and guests began the important work that guides Council 9 for the next two years.

The purpose of this communication is to inform you of a resolution that was passed unanimously by delegates and attendees to start the AFSCME Strong program in Montana. The complete text of the Resolution is on the back of this letter. The simple goal of this program is to get members to talk to each other over the next year and gather information about the issues that affect them on a daily basis.

To accomplish this, a contact form has been created so we can track our progress, provide feedback and make sure we have the most current contact information for our members. We have included 1 copy of the form to get you started. Make as many copies as you wish, and as you have conversations with your fellow members fill one out and mail, email or FAX the form to the AFSCME Headquarters Office in Helena.

Don't want to make copies? If you would like us to mail you a stack of forms contact Hillary and she will mail some to you.
Each person who sends in just one form will receive an AFSCME Strong pin. You can even send one in for yourself to qualify. Over the next year we will be keeping track of who sends in the most completed contact forms and will be awarding prizes in June of 2016 of up to $100.00 in each region in Montana - Western. Central, and Eastern.

Categories for prizes in each region include: most from an individual and most from a Local.
This couldn't be easier and with only a few minutes a day you can be a part of strengthening your Local and your Union. To help you get the conversations started here are three suggested topics: daily workplace issues, new contract provisions and legislative issues. Connecting with each other, identifying our "lunch box" issues, and getting to know your coworkers makes us AFSCME Strong.

AFSCME Strong Program Coordinator - Hillary Jackson
Email -
Snail mail - 36 Last Chance Gulch, Suite 11, Helena MT 59604
FAX - 406- 443-4710
Phone - 406-442-1192 OR 1-800-345-5612



We are pleased to announce that all active members now have additional benefits at NO COST TO YOU or your union. These benefits are jointly sponsored with American Income Life Insurance Company, a 100% union company servicing working families for more than 60 years.

American Income works with 629,799 AFSCME members from 381 locals and districts that are covered under no-cost AD&D policies.

Over $19,300,000 in life, health and no-cost AD&D benefits have been paid by AIL and NILICO to AFSCME members and their families

To register for your benefit package, please fill out the beneficiary card online at:

If you have any questions please contact American Income Public Relations:
Casey Cash 406-425-9424 or




Dr. Martin Luther Kings last speech to AFSCME's Sanitation workers in Memphis

. The following day he was assisinated. We must, as AFSCME members remember our past.   Ask yourself or your most senior member...why do I belong to AFSCME?

President Saunders - Montana Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner....first labor leader to speak at the annual event


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