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AFSCME 35th Convention - 2002 Las Vegas

AFSCME 35th Convention - 2002 Las Vegas

The Local 120 Delegation meets with International President Gerald McEntee at the 35th AFSCME Convention in 2002.
From left, front row: Angelo De Fazio, Dian Shearer, Joyce S. Back row: John Ohlson, Gerald McEntee, Bill Strand, Celeste Suliin Burris, Loralee Armstrong, Local 120 President Wayne Withrow.

Over 9,000 delegates attended this year's convention.

Erin Brockovich's speech 'People Can Make a Difference' delivered a message of encouragement to the delegates.

Martin Sheen made an appearance, and spoke on his efforts in organized Labor, and was made an honorary member of AFSCME.

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Over 3,000 AFSCME Delegates marched in a rally in 2002 in Las Vegas, in support of the Culinary Worker's Union

Over 3,000 AFSCME Delegates marched in a rally in 2002 in Las Vegas, in support of the Culinary Worker's Union

Over 3,000 AFSCME Delegates marched in a rally on Freemont Street of Las Vegas in 2002, in support of the Culinary Worker's Union, who were facing loss of a master contract by the 'downtown' casinos.

AFSCME's enthusiastic demonstrations in behalf of HERE's Las Vegas culinary workers, carried out during the Convention there, apparently had a real impact.

All of the downtown (vs. 'Strip') hotels that were denying the workers a fair contract have now settled with HERE. The last of the group, the century-old Golden Gate Hotel, reached an agreement this week, and members of the local ratified it by a resounding vote of 118-0. Marchers included members of Tacoma's Local 120.

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Quote of the day: "For a worker to refuse to belong to a union is not to exercise a democratic freedom. It is to accept benefits that others have worked for without contributing to the costs. Democracy flourishes only when freedom is accompanied by responsibility." (Australian Bank Employees Union).


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