42nd International Convention   ·   July 18-22, 2016

Sunday, July 17

Sunday, July 17

9:00 a.m.

Power of the POP: Planning Purposeful Meetings. If you lead union meetings or need to have a crucial conversation, you know that good preparation matters. Join us to learn how to get more out of your meetings with this simple yet effective tool.

9:30 a.m.

My Student Debt is Too D#@& High! AFSCME members are struggling to pay off their student debt. Are you one of them? Come learn how to relieve this burden for yourself and others.

10:00 a.m.

So You Want to Run for Office…Great! The more pro-worker candidates we have, the better off we’ll be. Come to this quick primer to get some tips and tools to help you succeed.

10:30 a.m.

Motions, amendments, and Roll Call…Oh My! Are you a bit flummoxed about how our convention works? You’re not alone! Come to this session to learn the basics and be able to fully participate.

11:00 a.m.

Getting Started with Facebook. Do all of your friends know the latest before you do? That’s probably because they’re on Facebook! You, too, can join the conversation; come to this session to learn how.

11:30 a.m.

#We’reWithHer – AFSCME Faces and Voices for Hillary. With the Supreme Court poised to determine our rights to join together in our workplaces, the election of the next President is the most important in a genera- tion. Come develop your political voice to help mobilize our communities to vote for Secretary Hillary Clinton this fall and guarantee our rights for future generations.

12:00 p.m.

Dynamite Worksite Meetings! So, your members aren’t coming to union meetings? Then take the meetings to work! Learn how to create participatory worksite meetings that leave members energized, active, and connected with their union.

12:30 p.m.

The Haymarket Handbills. Created by an AFSCME steward and Library of Congress librarian, this illustrated talk explores two recently rediscovered artifacts from the Haymarket Affair, and through them, the singular, still controversial events that took place in Chicago in 1886 that ignited the global labor movement.

1:00 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 campaign to get members more engaged.

1:30 p.m.

Managing High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. Come learn from an AFSCME sister who is a licensed pharmacist about how to stay on top of these chronic health condition - so they don’t stay on top of you!

2:00 p.m.

Getting Started with Twitter. From retweets to hashtags to trending topics, find out how to get more out of Twitter than you can fit in 140 characters or less. #NeverQuit

2:30 p.m.

Never Quit: Linking Organizing and Electoral Work. In this fast-paced breakout, we’ll share lessons and successes from campaigns in which we linked our political work with AFSCME Strong internal organizing.  Join us to learn ways to win elections, while also building membership, data and PEOPLE.

3:00 p.m.

Lifting the Curtain on “Dark Money.” Come to this session to learn more about the organizations that are attempting to strip away voting rights, workers’ rights and our union power. We’ll unveil the opposition and discuss how we can fight back.

3:30 p.m.

Showing Member Power at the Bargaining Table. It takes more than a good negotiator and bargaining team to win a good contract; it takes people power! Join us to learn ways to engage members in the bargaining process to show power and win improvements.

4:00 p.m.

Bring it on Home: Winning Back Outsourced Work. Come learn how to grow membership and improve wages, working conditions and job security by bringing privatized work back in-house.

4:30 p.m.

Dynamite Worksite Meetings! So, your members aren’t coming to union meetings? Then take the meetings to work! Learn how to create participatory worksite meetings that leave members energized, active, and connected with their union.