Local members attend AFSCME International Women's Conference

Mary Austin, president, and Emily Erpelding, steward, flew to Indianapolis for the Women's Conference October 9 -11. 


Emily's report: "I met many great inspiring women from unions stronger than ours and also weaker than ours. We are lucky to be in a state with a democratic governor, but we must continue to work at growing and becoming stronger because we never know what may happen. Many of the women (and men) were older and getting ready to retire within the next few years (if not already retired) so it is up to us to get the younger generations involved so that our union does not fade away."