Officer training draws dozens of local leaders

On Saturday, March 9, more than 58 Local officers and trustees attended the AFSCME District Council 36 local officers training, led by AFSCME International's Training & Education Department.

“I decided to attend [the local officer training] because I am fairly new [president] and it’s a good idea to stay as sharp as you can be and get all the information that you can possibly get,” said Juan Roman, president of AFSCME Local 3061. “Also, it’s nice to have the ability to interact with other locals and get information from them that could be useful in our local.”

As local leaders it is important to be knowledgeable about how to run the union. The Local Officers training provides the skills and knowledge new and returning officers and trustees need to lead strong, successful Local Unions. The topics discussed included officer roles and responsibilities, enhancing teamwork, how to assess your Local, develop goals to strengthen it, and how to conduct effective Union meetings.

“I wanted to get more involved with the union and learn more about the union and how it works, so I could take that information and bring it back to the members,” said Jared Chavez, president of AFSCME Local 1895.

We appreciate the Local Officers who took the opportunity to attend the training.