42nd International Convention   ·   July 18-22, 2016

Saturday, July 16

Saturday, July 16

12:00 p.m.

An Economy that Works for ALL of Us. Are you tired of income disparity, job loss, and dwindling services? Come learn about our union’s plan to grow our economy and build our communities by investing in critical public services.

12:30 p.m.

Talkin’ Union to New Employees. To keep our union strong, we must sign up every new worker as they come in the door. This session will cover practical approaches to help you strengthen your local and show the value of our union to every new employee.

1:00 p.m.

Turnout: Boosting Attendance at Union Events. Would you like to see more people at union meetings and events?  Come learn tips from experienced organizers on how to turn your people out.

1:30 p.m.

The Power of Women’s Voices. AFSCME women’s voices are powerful; come to this session to learn how to make your case briefly, effectively and confidently!

2:00 p.m.

Ergonomics 101. If you spend too many hours in front of a computer, come to this session to hear from an AFSCME physical therapist; she will show you how to better organize your physical workplace and will teach you easy stretches to do at work.

2:30 p.m.

Expanding Your Leadership Team. Do you need more activists in your local to get the work done? Then this is the session for you! You will leave with the skills to ID, recruit and develop more leaders in your workplace.

3:00 p.m.

Never Quit and the New AFSCME Brand. Get in on the cutting edge polling that led to the new AFSCME brand, the convention theme, and the Never Quit ca.m.paign to get members more engaged.

3:30 p.m.

Women’s Preventive Health. Taught by an AFSCME Certified Nurse-Midwife, this class will discuss women’s preventive health measures and the latest screening guidelines to help you stay healthy and strong.

4:00 p.m.

Winning Workplace Victories with MATs. This session will teach you the basics on building a Member Action Team (MAT), a communication and mobilization network to build union power, resulting in WINS for workers.

4:30 p.m.

Trump: Insults vs. Issues. Take a quick stroll through the background and record of Donald Trump. Along the way we’ll examine not just what he has said, but what he’s done on real issues that are important to women, labor, African Americans, Latinos, Muslims and Veterans.