AFSCME WV Photo Galleries

A few pictures from 2007

Over 100 AFSCME members gathered in the East Wing of the WV State Capitol on February 19, 2007 ( President's Day Holiday every year since 1983 ) for our version of Lobby Day. We heard from the elected leadership in both the House and Senate as they answered important questions from our members and listened to our positions. Thanks to the hard work of these AFSCME activists in both the 2006 elections which changed the make up of the WV Legislature and on Lobby Day, the bills described in the Update article above were passed to help all state employees. The stronger we get, the better pay raises and other positive changes will be afforded to state workers. Above is Senate Finance Chairman Walt Helmick answering member's questions after the group heard from the House Majority Whip Mike Caputo, House Majority Leader Joe Delong and Senator Jon Blair Hunter among others.

The overflow room for the crowd and AFSCME Lobbyists explaining the bills we all supported during this session before going to see the legislators in their offices and in the hallways.

West Virginia AFL-CIO Delegates including AFSCME members rally at the state capitol for the right to form and join unions without employer interference. After the rally, AFSCME members lobbied legislators for several hours regarding a real and fair pay raise for state employees as a preview of the AFSCME Lobby Day on Monday, February 19, 2007. AFSCME is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO and with 1.4 million members nationwide, AFSCME is currently the largest union in this umbrella labor group.

West Virginia AFL-CIO Delegates including AFSCME members rally at the state capitol for the right to form and join unions without employer interference. After the rally, AFSCME members lobbied legislators for several hours regarding a real and fair pay raise for state employees as a preview of the AFSCME Lobby Day on Monday, February 19, 2007. AFSCME is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO and with 1.4 million members nationwide, AFSCME is currently the largest union in this umbrella labor group.


The annual Greenbrier Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr March & Celebration begins on Monday, January 15th at 11 AM with a march from the Greenbrier County Court House on Court Street to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, located next to the Lewisburg Post Office, for a free hot meal and a program from 11:30 - 2:30 PM. All are welcome. AFSCME member Steve Rutledge and community supporter Danny Eades carry the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banner in the photo above.

The annual Greenbrier Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr March & Celebration begins on Monday, January 15th at 11 AM with a march from the Greenbrier County Court House on Court Street to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, located next to the Lewisburg Post Office, for a free hot meal and a program from 11:30 - 2:30 PM. All are welcome. AFSCME member Steve Rutledge and community supporter Danny Eades carry the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banner in the photo above.

Wes King, active member of AFSCME Local 3244

"I am a Transportation Worker 2 and have worked for the Division of Highways for about 3 years. I operate a backhoe, drive a truck and just do general labor work. I like working for the state. I take pride in it, but I would like to get paid too. The pay is just too low. I was asked to join AFSCME by Pat Ramey, a volunteer member organizer. She listened and cares about our issues and I joined. I believe in my union and I am going to fight for it and help it." Wes King, active member of AFSCME Local 3244

West Virginia Division of Highways AFSCME members at a recent union function.

West Virginia Division of Highways AFSCME members at a recent union function.
Left to right: Hubert Bryant - Cabell County, Keith Woodruff - Wetzel County, Jeff Adkins - Kanawha County, John Swiger - Harrison County, Cecil Hardin - Mercer County (retired)

 

 

 

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