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Lobby Day 2009

Lobby Day at the Capitol - 2009

About 75 committed Council 77 members from around West Virginia traveled to Charleston on ice covered roads to attend their annual Lobby Day Event always held on a state holiday - President's Day. Influential elected officials spoke to the group in the morning and the afternoon was spent attending appointments with legislators from member's home districts and watching the House and Senate in session discussing new laws of the state. Collective Bargaining, pay increases, longevity compensation and reducing insurance costs topped the day's legislative agenda.

Council 77 Vice President Pat Jack introduces Delegate Mike Caputo, a Democrat representing Marion County. Mike serves as the Majority Whip in the House of Delegates as well as working for the United Mineworkers as a representative. Delegate Caputo talked about  the process for passing a collective bargaining bill.
WV AFL-CIO President Kenny Perdue listens to the legislators before telling members how well the 3 AFL-CIO unions who represent state employees work together. AFSCME, CWA and UMWA all represent different segments of state employees.
Newly elected Secretary of State, Natalie Tennant, a member of AFSCME Local 3248 talks to her brothers and sisters about the importance becoming involved in the political process.
Senator Erik Wells answers questions about the state's budget
AFSCME Retiree Chapter 77 President Ernest “Spud” Terry talks to members about needed retiree improvements.
AFSCME Council 77 Executive Board met after the Lobby Day event. Not pictured are Jim Prater and Pat Jack.
Members from Local 598 who work for the City of Huntington wait to meet with one of their area legislators.
Delegate Dan Poling (center) chats with members as he waits to speak to the crowd. WV AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Larry Matheney (left) looks on and listens.



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