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Delegate Guide

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									2010
Delegate Guide




          39th International Convention
          June 28 – July 2, 2010
                  The 15th Biennial
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Delegate Kits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
BCEC Floor Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
What’s New in 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
What to Look for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Guide to Convention Events, Facilities & Services . . . . . . . . 18
Booths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
How the Convention Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Helpful Hints for Effective Convention Participation . . . . . . 25
Daily Agenda Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Special Caucuses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Workshops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Committee Meetings & Nominating Caucuses . . . . . . . . . . 70
Flash Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Convention Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Sights & Sounds of Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Shuttle Bus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Emergency Guidelines: BCEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Unionized Convention Service Providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

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Welcome


Dear Delegates, Alternates and Guests:
On behalf of our union’s 1.6 million active and retired
members, welcome to the 39th AFSCME International
Convention. Thank you for being in this historic city to
continue building AFSCME’s great history of success. The
work of representing our sisters and brothers from across the
nation is a vital task. We appreciate you stepping up to get
the job done.
Today we are experiencing the worst economic crisis since
the Great Depression. Public services are being eliminated.
Pay and benefits are under attack. Our members’ jobs are
being cut. Working families across the country are counting
on us to fight for them. We won’t let them down!
Our Convention theme, “Ready to Fight! Ready to Lead!”
says it all. Times are tough. Elected leaders are making mis-
guided decisions that threaten the health and safety of the
people and communities that depend on us. They are mak-
ing harmful budget cuts to education and local governments,
undermining our ability to provide vital public services that
make our country strong and proud.
These challenges are not new. We’ve faced them before and
won. But we can never let our guard down if we are to con-
tinue standing up for what’s right. We will fight together
knowing we will emerge better, stronger and wiser.
Your participation in the important business of this year’s
Convention will help shape our policies and set the direction


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of our union for the next two years. Please take time to
carefully read this guide and prepare to fully participate in
the discussions and deliberations. And don’t forget to
have a good time.
Sisters and Brothers, our work is cut out for us. But our union
always rises to the challenge during times of economic and
social upheaval. That’s why we have come here to Boston to
roll up our sleeves and use the power of AFSCME to make
a difference for working families all across America.
When we leave here at the end of the week, let’s make sure
each of us is prepared to take on the formidable challenges
ahead and lead our great union into the future.


In solidarity,




Gerald W. McEntee
International President




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Delegate Kits


More than 5,000 delegates, alternates and guests are expected
to participate in AFSCME’s 39th International Convention
in Boston.
Your Delegate Kit contains materials that will help you
participate fully in the week’s proceedings. It includes:
           ts of the Officers and Judicial Panel
    Copies of proposed constitutional amendments and
    resolutions submitted prior to the Convention
    International Constitution
    Power to Win report




    bags for sale
    Delegate Guide (this booklet)
    BioMug and packet of union-made coffee
    Flash drive, lanyard, pen, lapel pin and AFSCME flag pin


    What is the BCEC? Most of the Convention activities will be held
    at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, which is referred to as
    the BCEC throughout this booklet.



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    Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Floor Plans
                                  LEVEL ONE
                                  LEVEL ZERO
                                   (Concourse)
Silver Line Airport Service     LEVEL ZERO
                                    (Exhibition Hall)
        (Friday only)             (Exhibition Hall)


                                             Stage
             162B
           054                                                     109B
                                        Stage
             162A
       054 053                                                     109A
             161                                                   108
       053 052B
             160C                                                  107C
       052B 160B
                                         Hall C
           052A                                                    107B
                                       HallMAIN
                                            C
       052A 160A                                                   107A
           051                         CONVENTION
             159                       MAIN                        106
       051 050                            HALL
                                    CONVENTION
  AFSCME
       050                             HALL
   Bus                                      Skybridge
 Drop O


                 158
                 157C
                                         Hall B
                 157B
                                      Hall B
                                      REGISTRATION &
                 157A
                                        EXHIBITS
                                  REGISTRATION &
                 156C
                                     EXHIBITS
                 156B
                 156A           INFORMATION BOOTH
                 155

 AFSCME
   Bus                                      Skybridge
 Drop O                                  Hall A
                                      Hall A NIGHT
                                      OPENING                      105
                 154
                 153C              OPENING NIGHT &
                                       RECEPTION
                                     DELEGATES                     104C
                                        ELECTIONS
                                    RECEPTION &                    104B
                 153B
                                     ELECTIONS                     104A
                 153A
                 152                                               103
                 151B                       LOBBY
                                                                   102B
                 151A                  LOBBY
                                                                   102A
                                           NORTH LOBBY
                 150                                               101
                                    MAIN ENTRANCE
                                       Summer Street
                                         MAIN ENTRANCE
                                 MAIN ENTRANCE
                                    Summer Street
                     Elevator
                  Elevator                    Escalator
                                          Escalator               Restrooms
                                                              Restrooms
              Elevator                Escalator           Restrooms
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           Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Floor Plans

                                  LEVEL ONE
                                  (Concourse)
Silver Line Airport Service
        (Friday only)




                 162B                                  109B
                 162A                                  109A
                 161                                   108
                 160C                                  107C
                 160B                                  107B
                 160A                                  107A
                 159                                   106

 AFSCME
   Bus                                Skybridge
 Drop O


                 158
                 157C
                 157B
                 157A
                 156C
                 156B
                 156A
                 155

 AFSCME
   Bus                                Skybridge
 Drop O

                 154                                   105
                 153C                                  104C
                 153B                                  104B
                 153A                                  104A
                 152                                   103
                 151B                                  102B
                 151A                                  102A
                                      NORTH LOBBY
                 150                                   101

                                     MAIN ENTRANCE

                       Elevator         Escalator    Restrooms
       6
             LEVEL TWO
             Grand Ballroom




             LEVEL TWO

261                               213




260
259B                             212
259A                             211
258C                             210C
258B                             210B
258A                             210A
257B                             209
257A                             208
256




255                              207
254B                             206B
254A                             206A
253C                             205C
253B                             205B
253A                             205A
252B                             204B
                 LOBBY
252A                             204A
251                              203




             LEVEL THREE
  Elevator         Escalator   Restrooms
              LEVEL TWO
              Grand Ballroom



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             LEVEL TWO
Special Events


Delegates Reception



Open to all delegates, alternates and guests of the AFSCME
Convention, the reception will feature Boston’s favorite cuisines
and live entertainment. Shuttle buses from all hotels will be
available to and from the reception.

Rally
On Wednesday, June 30, join members of Council 93 in their


of hours at Boston’s public libraries.
Be prepared to rally when you come to the session on Wednes-

of the session, buses will go to the rally site at Boston Common.
Special T-shirts will be distributed to all delegates in the

until buses leave for the rally.

PEOPLE Fun Run

promptly at 6:30 a.m. at Castle Island. See map on page 10.




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Shuttle buses for runners and spectators will leave from each

buses will return to the hotels.
Participants must obtain a minimum of $100 in voluntary



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All completed registration forms must be returned to the

Thursday, July 1.




                                                                          -
 tions only from members of AFSCME and their families. Contributions or gifts

 federal income tax purposes.




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     PEOPLE Fun Run
     Friday, July 2 — 6:30 a.m.
     (See page 8 for details.)




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Fort Independence, Castle Island

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What’s New in 2010


Women’s Leadership Café


light snack, participate in roundtable discussions with AFSCME
women, engage in meaningful conversations about how women
leaders develop, and leave inspired to help other AFSCME sisters
become union leaders. This session is open to all, but seating
will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Text to Screen
During the Convention, use your cell phone to tell everyone
what you’re going to fight for and how you’re going to lead.
For instructions on starting a mobile conversation, look for
the banners located at the AFSCME Action Center. Text mes-
sages can be sent any time. Computer screens inside the hall
will display text messages. Check the AFSCME Daily for
more information.

PEOPLE Kiosk

                                                           -

become an MVP, if you’re not one already! You can increase
your contribution, have your questions answered and learn




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Fenway Park

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What to Look for


Wednesday Morning – Special Caucuses:
“Busting the Myths About Public Service
Workers”

the country who perform the same work will have a chance to
exchange ideas about common issues and concerns. In the sec-
ond hour, we will examine the challenges we face during what is
the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. AFSCME
members’ jobs are being cut, and pay and benefits are under
attack. Yet public service workers still are cast as a privileged
elite, with lifetime job security and compensation that drives our
employers into bankruptcy. We will examine these myths and
why they seem to resonate with the public. And we’ll look at
the facts and learn how to counter these harmful and destructive
attacks on public service and union members.
                                                              -
tions, and select the one that best describes your work.
Check the AFSCME Daily for any location changes.
Don’t miss this great opportunity! The Power to Win plan,

the challenges we face when it comes to building public support
for public services and the workers who provide them. These
caucuses will arm all delegates to meet this goal.


AFSCME Action Center

for jobs creation, help save Social Security, get ready for the

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important issues. The Action Center is where you’ll learn about

Academy training and turning AFSCME green.
Visit each of the Action kiosks, complete an “Action Pass” (a
card is in your delegate kit with instructions) and present the
completed Action Pass to the AFSCME Advantage Booth. This
qualifies you to enter the daily drawing for exciting union-made

your e-mail at the Action Center.

Still Going Green
AFSCME continues to protect our natural resources by imple-
menting practices that make our Conventions energy efficient.
We’re decreasing paper by storing most information on flash
drives, and most of the reports and documents, including the
Delegate Guide, are printed on 100 percent recycled paper.
The AFSCME Daily also will be printed on recycled paper
with soy ink.
The BioMug in each kit is manufactured from a unique
plastic by VisionsUSA and is biodegradable in one to five
years. BioMugs are safe for hot or cold beverages and will
only become biodegradable when disposed of in a landfill.
The mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe, and are
Bisphenol A- (BPA) and lead-free.




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Flash Drive

Most of the information related to this week is stored
electronically on the flash drive in your Delegate Kit.
It’s AFSCME’s way of saving trees and protecting our
environment.

Spanish Language Materials
                                AFSCME Daily and
some workshop materials are translated into Spanish.



Materiales en Español
                                La Voz de AFSCME y algunos
materiales para los talleres han sido traducidos al español.
Estarán disponibles en el Puesto de Informaciones.

PEOPLE T-Shirt Day
On Thursday, July 1, show your AFSCME pride and
support the important goals of our political and legisla-


edition commemorative T-shirt with a beautiful custom




 only from members of AFSCME and their families. Contributions or gifts to

 federal income tax purposes.

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Beacon Hill neighborhood



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Guide to Convention Events,
Facilities & Services


Information

International union staff members will be there to answer your
questions and provide directions. The BCEC floor plans are



Child Care
Complimentary child care services will be provided at the

delegates and alternates while the Convention is in session.
Service providers are licensed, bonded and insured. Only



AFSCME Daily
          AFSCME Daily for information on upcoming activi-
ties, committee meetings, caucuses, workshops, speakers, spe-
cial events and highlights of the previous and upcoming day’s
events. Copies will be available at the BCEC before the start of
each session. Please take only the number of copies you need so
there are enough copies for everyone. If you have an article or
idea to suggest for the AFSCME Daily, please stop by the
Information Booth.

La Voz de AFSCME
   La Voz de AFSCME para información acerca de las próxi-
mas actividades, reuniones de comités, asambleas, talleres,

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oradores invitados, eventos especiales y noticias destacadas de

disponibles en el BCEC antes del inicio de cada sesión. Para
reducir el desperdicio de papel, haga el favor de tomar sola-
mente el número de copias que necesite. Si tiene una idea que
sugerir para La Voz de AFSCME, haga el favor de pasar por el
Puesto de Informaciones.

Wi-Fi

password is needed to use this service.

Delegates with Disabilities
The BCEC is fully equipped to meet the needs of people with
disabilities. The hall is accessible to all delegates. On-stage pro-
fessionals will ‘sign’ the proceedings. Upon request, each hotel
will provide accessible sleeping rooms.

Alcoholics Anonymous




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Lost and Found
The Information Booth
Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended. Be
sure to take your Delegate Kit and all materials with you when
you leave the General Session each day.

First Aid
Emergency medical assistance is available in the First Aid




Meeting Rooms
Delegates who wish to reserve rooms for meetings and caucuses
may do so at the Information Booth.

Constituency Group Caucuses
To schedule a Constituency Group Caucus, go to the Informa-
tion Booth to secure a meeting location. Caucuses can be held



Message Board
A message board will be located near the AFSCME Information
Booth. Please check it from time to time for individual mes-
sages and Convention announcements.

BCEC Food Options
The BCEC offers an assortment of hot and cold grab-and-go
items including burgers, salads, sandwiches, snacks, fruit and
beverages.



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Recreation

desk in your hotel.

Shuttle Service


will travel to the BCEC in the morning and return to the hotels
at the conclusion of each day’s session. The buses will stop at:
        Boston Marriott Copley

        Boston Park Plaza

        Fairmont Copley Plaza

        Hampton Inn Crosstown Center

        Hilton Back Bay

        Hilton Financial District

        Hilton Logan Airport

        Omni Parker House

        Renaissance Waterfront

        Seaport Hotel

        Sheraton Boston

        Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

        Westin Copley Place

Shuttle service also will be available for Sunday’s Delegates


page 90 for details on shuttle bus service.

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Booths


PEOPLE Booth




from a wide collection of fleece jackets, polo shirts, khaki shirts,
shorts, hats and many more exciting items. Also, don’t forget to

T-Shirt Day! They will sell out fast so get them while you can.

AFSCME Advantage
Along with the strength and benefits that come from collec-
tive action, AFSCME members and their families are eligible
to receive union-member-only discounts on programs and ser-

BCEC to learn how you can save on auto insurance, worldwide
vacation tours, flowers, travel and more. Present your com-
pleted Action Pass to the AFSCME Advantage Booth to receive
                                                         -

The names of winners for Monday through Thursday will be
posted each morning at the Advantage Booth and listed in the
AFSCME Daily. Friday winners will be posted at the Informa-
tion Booth.
                                                                          -
 tions only from members of AFSCME and their families. Contributions or gifts

 federal income tax purposes.


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Wellness


your blood pressure at the Wellness Booth, Saturday through
Thursday. Get screened and talk to nurses about maintain-
ing a healthy heart and managing your blood pressure. The



Af liate Booths

what different councils and locals are doing in other parts of the
country. Enjoy opportunities to network, exchange ideas and

of the BCEC.

Pin Trading Post

collectors who love to trade pins and share stories. It’s also a fun
place for anyone who wants a keepsake from the International
Convention.




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How the Convention Works


The following is important information on how work is
conducted at the AFSCME Convention. Answers to fre-
quently asked questions on speaking at the Convention,
voting and taking action on resolutions and amendments
also are included.

Local Elections
Once the Convention Call was received, local unions and coun-
cils held elections by secret ballot to choose delegates to repre-
sent them in Boston. These delegates had their credential papers
certified by their local officers and sent to the International
Secretary-Treasurer in accordance with the requirements of
the International Constitution.

Locally Sponsored Resolutions and Amendments
Over the past several months, local unions, councils and
retiree chapters have discussed issues and determined their
position with respect to those issues. Some of these discussions
and decisions resulted in resolutions and proposed amend-
ments to the International Constitution. Signed by the local
president and secretary (or by one or more certified delegates),
these were sent to the International Secretary-Treasurer.
The International union made copies of all resolutions and
amendments received. A set is in your Delegate Kit.




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Helpful Hints for Effective Convention Participation



                   at all times while in the BCEC.




 resolutions and constitutional amendments (see pages 31–33).

          AFSCME Daily
 minute news and information on Convention activities.



 yourself heard on issues important to your local and council.



 sessions and workshops.


 union staff person.




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Convention Committees
Several Convention committees were appointed by the Interna-
tional President, with the approval of the International Execu-



and will make reports during the Convention as needed.
The Credentials Committee’s major responsibility is to make
sure that all the credentials received before the Convention
have met the requirements for participation. A delegate whose

to the Convention is considered an irregular delegate and is not
included in the committee’s initial report.
Shortly after the adoption of its initial report, the Credentials
Committee will make a second report and will move to seat
these delegates.
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mends the rules of procedure for the Convention. Until new
rules are adopted, the rules governing the previous Convention
are in effect. A copy of the new rules proposed by the com-
mittee is provided at the opening session and you will have an
opportunity to vote on their adoption. The Sergeant-at-Arms
Committee assists the chair in maintaining order and decorum
within the Convention hall. Members of the committee assist
delegates who want to be heard during discussions. Sergeants-
at-Arms also ensure only persons with approved credentials are
on the Convention floor. In addition, they are responsible for
counting delegates on standing votes.
The Constitution Committee considers all proposed amend-
ments to the AFSCME International Constitution and makes
a report to the full Convention with recommendations on
each proposed amendment. The International Constitution also
requires the IEB to make a recommendation on each proposed


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amendment, and those recommendations will be included in
the report of the Constitution Committee.
The Appeals Committee reviews all cases appealed to the
Convention from either the IEB or the Judicial Panel. The
committee hears presentations on these cases and reports
on each to the Convention with recommendations as to the
appropriate decisions.

consider Convention resolutions.

prior to the Convention and will meet again during the Con-
vention to hear presentations from the delegates before acting
on the issues referred to those committees.

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Political Action and others as needed).
A committee on Elections also will be appointed to oversee
elections to fill certain vacancies in International offices.
Committee meetings will be held during the Convention.

All delegates are entitled to attend and appear before any

day during the business sessions, and the delegates vote in
response to the reports.


Admission to Convention

them onto the floor of the Convention every day. Alternate del-
egates are given kits and badges that admit them to the section
of the Convention hall set aside for alternates and guests.



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Convention Rules
In a gathering of several thousand people, rules of order are nec-
essary to conduct business in an organized and democratic way.
Becoming familiar with and following the rules of the Convention
will make your participation more effective. Although the official
rules of the 39th International Convention are not adopted until

will be in effect until the new rules are adopted. In addition, the
following general rules will help you prepare to take an active role.
AFSCME uses Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised as its guide
on issues that are not addressed specifically by the International
Constitution
International Constitution takes precedence, and all rules must be
consistent with the Constitution.

Addressing the Convention

How do I get to the floor when I have something to say?
If you want to address the Convention, go to a microphone
near you. A Sergeant-at-Arms located at the microphone will
ask whether you wish to speak on the issue or whether you have
a question on a point of order. The Sergeant-at-Arms then will
signal the Chair and indicate the reason you wish to speak.

What do I do when I have the floor?
First, give your name and the local, council or retiree chapter
you represent. Then state why you wish to speak. When speak-
ing on a motion, you will have five minutes to speak, unless a
majority of the delegates votes you an extension of time.

What if I am interrupted by another delegate?
Delegates may not interrupt one another except when they have
a point of order. If the Chair decides the interruption is indeed

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a point of order, you may be asked to be seated until the ques-
tion is decided. After that, you may resume speaking.

What if I think the Chair was wrong in determining the
point of order?
The decision of the Chair can be appealed, but the appeal must



What if I want to speak again on the same issue?
You may do so, but only after all other delegates wishing to
speak on that issue have done so.

What if I think the debate has gone on long enough?
You may go to a microphone and tell the Sergeant-at-Arms
you wish to move the previous question or close debate. Once
your motion is made and seconded, the Chair is required by the
rules to put your motion to a vote. This motion requires a two-
thirds vote for adoption. If the ayes have it, debate is closed by
a decision of the Convention, and the delegates must proceed to
vote on the issue. If only one side of the issue has been heard at
the time the previous question is moved, the Chair is required
to permit one delegate on the other side of the issue to speak
before a vote is taken on the motion to close debate.

How do I make a motion to reconsider a vote the
Convention has already taken?
If you voted on the winning side of the issue, you may move
to have the decision of the Convention reconsidered. You must
make the motion to reconsider no later than the meeting fol-
lowing the meeting in which the original vote was taken.




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Is it possible to amend a motion made as part of a
committee report?
Yes. This may be done in the same manner as amending other

amendment that needs only a majority vote of the Convention
requires a two-thirds vote for revision. If this is done, it then
takes only a majority vote to pass the revised amendment.

Voting at the Convention
Who can vote at this Convention?
Only accredited delegates who are properly seated by the
Convention may vote.

When and how do delegates vote?
Delegates vote for resolutions, amendments and committee
reports. Most decisions are made by voice vote, with the Chair

decisions can be challenged from the floor.

How do I challenge the Chair’s decision on a voice vote?
A delegate who wants to appeal the announced result of a
voice vote can request a standing vote. When a standing vote is
taken, the delegates voting for the motion are asked to stand.
Those who oppose the motion stand and are counted. If the
result is not apparent from viewing the standing delegates, the
Sergeants-at-Arms count the number standing in support of the
motion and in opposition and report their count to the Chair.
The Chair announces the result.

How do I challenge the result of a standing vote?
A delegate who wants to appeal the announced result of a stand-
ing vote can do so only by requesting a roll-call vote. Before the

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roll-call vote can go forward, this request must be supported by

requested, the delegates who support the request are asked to
stand. If the result is not apparent from viewing the standing
delegates, the Sergeants-at-Arms count the number standing in
support of the motion and report their count to the Chair.

How does a roll-call vote work?
Once the Chair has ordered a roll-call vote, no adjournment or
recess or special order is possible until the roll call is completed.
The International Secretary-Treasurer calls each local, coun-
cil and retiree chapter by number and state, and announces
the number of votes to which each is entitled. Councils are
called first, then local unions and then retiree chapters. Each
delegate answering must stand, give his or her name and cast
the vote. Three official tellers, appointed by the Chair, record
the votes and the Chair announces the results after the final
tabulation.

Resolutions
What happened to the resolution submitted by my local?
If your resolution was submitted to the International Secretary-
                                                              -
vention, it was assigned to a committee for discussion and
recommendations. Copies were made available to all delegates
and when the committee reports it to the full Convention, your
resolution will be acted on.

Is it possible to submit a resolution during the
Convention?
Yes. Your resolution may be submitted if consent is given
by a two-thirds vote of the Convention. At that time, it is
assigned to a committee for its recommendation and is acted

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on subsequently by the full Convention. (The Constitution also
provides that the President or the International Executive Board
(IEB) may introduce a resolution for consideration at any time
up to and including the fourth day of the Convention.)

May I attend committee meetings to discuss resolutions?
Yes. Any delegate may attend any committee meeting to speak
on resolutions. The committees considering resolutions and
amendments will meet immediately after the Convention
recesses on Monday, and the delegates will be advised of the
meeting rooms. Committees have the authority to designate
times when non-committee members may speak and set time
limits on their statements. In addition, committees may, by
majority vote, exclude delegates who are not members of the



How does the Convention vote on resolutions?


The same general rules apply to voice votes on resolutions that
apply to other voice votes.

Constitutional Amendments
The AFSCME International Constitution is a living document
that must be amended from time to time as changing cir-
cumstances demand. Constitutional amendments only can be
adopted by the delegates to an International Convention.

How are amendments to the AFSCME International
Constitution introduced?
Amendments to the Constitution that were submitted to


and retiree chapters at least 90 days prior to the Convention

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thirds vote for passage.

Is it possible to submit an amendment at the
Convention?
Yes. These may be introduced if two-thirds of the delegates agree.
They then would be assigned to the Constitution Committee.
Amendments introduced in this manner must be approved by a
two-thirds vote of the Convention rather than a majority.

Does the International Executive Board have a role in
the consideration of constitutional amendments?
Yes, the board is responsible for reviewing and making recom-
mendations on any proposed amendment to the International
Constitution.

When is the amendment effective?
Any amendment adopted by the Convention is effective
when the Convention adjourns unless the amendment states
otherwise.

Electing AFSCME Of cers
Delegates will elect the International Secretary-Treasurer to fill
a vacancy in that office and International Vice Presidents (IVPs)
from any AFSCME legislative districts in which vacancies occur
prior to the Convention.
On Tuesday, nominations will be taken from the Conven-
tion floor for AFSCME’s International Secretary-Treasurer.
The Convention will then recess and delegates from any leg-
islative district that has a vacant IVP position will go to the



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room assigned to that legislative-district caucus to nominate
candidates for IVP.
In cases in which there are more nominees than offices to be
filled, elections will be held, with the names of nominees posted
in the main hall. The American Arbitration Association will
conduct these elections on Thursday, July 1, from 6 a.m. to 10

photo IDs and Convention badges. Voters will receive paper

process that will make election results available more quickly.
If any runoffs are necessary, they will take place on Friday,



The Roles of the International President and
Secretary-Treasurer
The International President is the presiding officer of the Con-

call on any delegate to preside temporarily. As International
President, he will report on the International union’s activities
since the last Convention, and will announce the appointment
of the members and co-chairs of the committees. The President
serves as an ex-officio member of all Convention committees
except Credentials and Elections.
The President is responsible for enforcing the rules of order
and has the assistance of a parliamentarian throughout the Con-
vention. As convention chair, the President makes judgments
on voice votes, recognizes persons who wish to speak, calls on
committee chairs for reports, introduces guests and speakers,
and guides delegates through the demanding business of the
Convention.
The International Secretary-Treasurer serves as secretary of the
Convention. The Secretary-Treasurer issues the Convention
Call to all locals, councils and retiree chapters and, at the
opening session, reads that Call, thus initiating business.
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It is the Secretary-Treasurer’s responsibility to receive the cre-
dentials of delegates and to submit them to the Credentials
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vide the necessary information as to whether locals meet the
constitutional requirements for representation at the Conven-
tion and to assign to each local the number of votes to which
it is entitled under the International Constitution.
The International Secretary-Treasurer also receives proposed
resolutions and constitutional amendments, and distributes
them in accordance with the International Constitution. During
the Convention, the Secretary-Treasurer also maintains a record
of the proceedings. Proceedings are distributed to all delegates,
locals, councils and retiree chapters after the Convention.
Various guests and speakers address the Convention on top-
ics of national and local interest, and appear throughout the
proceedings.
Committee chairs report throughout the Convention on the
business of their committees. They are called upon as their
committees present items for action by the full Convention.




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     Zakim Bridge


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Daily Agenda Highlights


Most activities will take place at the Boston Convention &
Exhibition Center (BCEC), 415 Summer Street, Boston,
Massachusetts.


Saturday, June 26

Retirees Council Meeting




Booths: Affiliate, AFSCME Action Center, AFSCME
Advantage, Information, PEOPLE, Pin Trading & Wellness



Credentials Committee Meeting



Convention Registration




         For more details on each day’s program,
         please refer to the AFSCME Daily.


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Sunday, June 27



Booths: Affiliate, AFSCME Action Center, AFSCME
Advantage, Information, PEOPLE, Pin Trading & Wellness



Convention Registration




Retirees Council Meeting



Committee Meetings




Generations Roundtable

Grand Ballroom A & B



Workshops




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First-Time Delegates & Alternates Briefing

                 in Spanish: BCEC, 155


Credentials Committee Meeting



Delegates Reception



AA Meeting




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Monday, June 28



Convention Registration



Workshops



Booths: Affiliate, AFSCME Action Center, AFSCME
Advantage, Information, PEOPLE, Pin Trading & Wellness
       1 hour after session; closed during General Session,



Child Care




39th International Convention Convenes




Call to Order


Reading of Introductions and Convention Call




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Opening Program


Keynote Address
Gerald W. McEntee, International President, AFSCME


Tribute to William Lucy
Former International Secretary-Treasurer


Recess
1 p.m., estimated


Committee Meetings

of locations.


AA Meeting




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Tuesday, June 29



Convention Registration



Constituency Group Caucuses



Child Care




Booths: Affiliate, AFSCME Action Center, AFSCME
Advantage, Information, PEOPLE, Pin Trading & Wellness




Convention Reconvenes



PEOPLE Awards



Keynote Address




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Tribute to Sen. Ted Kennedy


Generation AFSCME


Nominations for Secretary-Treasurer



Nominating Caucuses (Wisconsin only)
Upon recess of General Session, BCEC, 160 BC


Credentials Committee Meeting
Upon recess of General Session (behind Delegate registration)


Elections Committee
Upon recess of General Session, (Convention stage)

Women’s Leadership Café



AA Meeting




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Wednesday, June 30



Child Care




Special Caucuses: Busting the Myths About Public
Service Workers




Booths: Affiliate, AFSCME Action Center, AFSCME
Advantage, Information, PEOPLE, Pin Trading & Wellness




Convention Reconvenes



Program: Take This Job and Save It


PEOPLE Awards




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Keynote Address




Program: Leave No Worker Behind


Rally
Boston Common


AA Meeting




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Thursday, July 1



Elections



Child Care




Booths: Affiliate, AFSCME Action Center, AFSCME
Advantage, Information, PEOPLE, Pin Trading & Wellness




Convention Reconvenes



PEOPLE T-Shirt Day


PEOPLE Awards




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Program: A Clean Bill of Health


Keynote Speech




Program: Prime Time Politics


Jerry Wurf Alumni Reception




AA Meeting




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Friday, July 2



PEOPLE Fun Run
6:30 a.m., Castle Island


Child Care




Elections (In the case of a runoff)




Booths: Information & PEOPLE only



Convention Reconvenes



Installation of New Officers


AFSCME IEB Meeting
(at conclusion of Convention) BCEC, 153 A, B and C




48
Faneuil Hall




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Special Caucuses



Wednesday, June 30 | 7:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
These caucuses, held simultaneously, will begin before the
Convention convenes. A light breakfast will be served starting

En los talleres marcados con asterisco (*), se ofrecerá traducción
al español. (Spanish translation will be offered.)

Administration/Finance
Anyone who works in government administrative functions
including budget and finance, IT, courts, regulation and
enforcement or similar functions.

Child Support
Anyone who works in the administration or enforcement
of child support.

Child Welfare
Anyone who works for a child welfare or child protective
services agency.

Corrections
Anyone who works in the adult or juvenile corrections system.

Correcciones* Sala 258 C
Todo quien trabaje en el sistema de correcciones adulto
o juvenil.
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Early Childhood Education

in family child care, for a child care center, or for a before- or
after-school child care program.

Emergency Services
Anyone who works in emergency medical, disaster response,
911 or other emergency services.

Employment and Vocational Services
Anyone who works for an agency that administers unemployment
insurance, job placement or training, vocational counseling or
rehabilitation or similar services.

Servicios de Empleo y Vocacionales* Sala 157 C
Todo quien trabaje para una agencia que administre el seguro
de desempleo, servicios de empleo o capacitación, orientación
vocacional, rehabilitación o servicios similares.
Environmental Protection and Parks
Anyone who works for an agency that manages or protects the
environment, or for a parks or recreation agency.

Higher Education
Anyone who works in a post-secondary educational institution,
including a college, university or technical school.

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Home Health/Home Care

health care or other support and services.

Salud Doméstica/Cuidado Doméstico* Sala 156 C

para proporcionar cuidado de salud u otros apoyos y servicios.

Hospital-Based Acute Care
Anyone who works for a hospital, a hospital-affiliated clinic
or a hospital system.

Housing
Anyone who works in an agency that provides housing services.

K-12 Education

high school.

Law Enforcement
Anyone who works as a sworn officer in an agency with law
enforcement responsibilities.

Libraries & Other Cultural Institutions
Anyone who works in a library or who works for a cultural
institution such as a museum or arts agency.

Long-Term Care
Anyone who works for a facility where patients receive long-
term medical care or other support or services. This includes
nursing homes, assisted living and facilities for people with
mental illness or developmental disabilities.


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Outpatient Services
Anyone who works in public health, a free-standing rehabilita-
tion clinic, or an outpatient medical or mental health clinic.

Probation and Parole
Anyone who works with non-incarcerated offenders in the
probation or parole system.

Public Assistance
Anyone who works for an agency that administers public

need-based assistance.

Asistencia Pública* Sala 162 A
Todo quien trabaje para una agencia que administre benefi-
cios públicos incluyendo la Asistencia Temporal para Familias

alimentos (“Food Stamps”), Medicaid, u otra ayuda basada en
las necesidades de las personas.

Public Works
Anyone who works for an agency that provides public works
services, including solid waste collection or disposal, water or
wastewater treatment or other services.

Transportation
Anyone who works for an agency that designs, builds, maintains
or operates transportation systems, including roads, public
transit, bridges, airports, ports, ferries and parking facilities.

Transportes* Sala 52 B
Todo quien trabaje para una agencia que diseñe, construya,
mantenga u opere sistemas de transportes, incluyendo caminos,
transporte público, puentes, aeropuertos, puertos, transborda-
dores y estacionamientos.
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Workshops



                                9:30 a.m. Workshops are
simultaneous and a wide number of topics are available.
Workshop registration kiosks are located across from the

En los talleres marcados con asterisco (*), se ofrecerá traducción
al español. (Spanish translation will be offered.)

Sunday, June 27
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. I BCEC, Levels Zero, One & Two


Breaking News in Safety and Health

Room 159
A new administration means new initiatives in safety, health and
environmental laws and guidelines. Get the latest information
on what’s new at the federal and state levels. Find out what’s on

make a difference by getting involved in important upcoming
legislation such as the Protecting America’s Workers Act.


Las Últimas Noticias sobre Seguridad y Salud*

Sala 159
Una nueva administración implica nuevas iniciativas en cuanto
a leyes y normas de seguridad, salud y medioambiente. Entérese

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de la más reciente información acerca de las novedades a nivel
federal y estatal. Descubra qué hay en el horizonte en cuanto a
seguridad y salud en el trabajo. Aprenda cómo puede hacer una
diferencia involucrándose en importantes proyectos de ley como
el Acta para Proteger a los Trabajadores de América.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Room 257 AB
AFSCME and the labor movement support immigration
reform that will ensure justice, equality and fairness for immi-
grant workers. Discover effective ways to educate members
about our goals for gaining passage of overdue immigration
reform. Find out how to build support for a comprehensive
approach that improves rights for all workers and promotes
multiracial unity and justice.

Cultural Awareness in Today’s Changing Workforce

Room 260
A growing percentage of AFSCME’s members are under the age

at home. One quarter of AFSCME members are people of color
and more than half are women. To be effective union leaders,
we must communicate with people of different ages, cultures,
backgrounds and beliefs. In this workshop, we will develop
strategies and practice techniques for building a strong, partici-
patory and diverse local union.

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Flexing Our Political Power to Win in November

Room 157 AB
Gain insights into AFSCME’s latest and most challenging
legislative battles on the federal, state and municipal levels of
government. Find out how you can take action to hold elected
public officials accountable. You’ll also learn how to develop,
tone and flex your political muscle by taking the steps outlined
in AFSCME’s Power to Win initiative to make us stronger both
inside and outside the union.

“Greening” AFSCME

Room 259 A


                                                                 -
tunities and challenges, and exchange ideas and best practices,
in “greening” the union, the workplace, jobs and the commu-
nity. Discuss strategies to ensure that the skills and expertise of
AFSCME members are used to carry out new green initiatives.


Grow Your Local, Engage Your Members

Room 52 B
                                                            -
ship! Educate and activate more local members! If these items
are on your TO DO list, attend this workshop. Whether we are
asking fair share members to join the union, building member
support for contract negotiations or recruiting union activists, it
takes effective communications. Discover tips and techniques to
motivate your co-workers to get involved through effective one-
on-one communication.




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Haga Crecer su Local, Involucre a Sus Miembros*

Sala 52B
                                                               -
sía de su local! ¡Eduque y active a más miembros de su local!
Si es que estas actividades se encuentran en su lista de tareas
pendientes, entonces asista a este taller. Ya sea que le pidamos a
miembros que pagan una cuota de representación (“fair share”)
que formen parte de la unión, queramos generar apoyo entre los
miembros para la negociación de convenios, o intentemos reclutar
a activistas para la unión, ello exige una comunicación efectiva.
Descubra consejos y técnicas para motivar a sus colegas a que se
involucren a través de una eficiente comunicación uno a uno.

Home-Grown Union Power: Organizing in
Our Own Backyards

Room 150
There is power in numbers. But how often do we think about
organizing the non-union co-workers we see everyday in the

unrepresented employees we can organize and explore ideas on
how to help them speak out by joining with AFSCME. Union
leaders who have had success building power in local unions, by
adding non-represented co-workers or organizing other groups
of employees, will share their experiences.


Making Your Money Work for You

Room 162 B
Want to make investment decisions with confidence? Attend
this workshop and discover a four-step process to securing your

the importance of savings, getting out of debt, and the differ-
ence between stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

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Online Power Tools for Councils and Locals

Room 151 AB
View a demonstration of two Web-based tools available from


locals and affiliates to set up professional, easy-to-maintain web-
sites with fresh content from the International union (or affili-
ate). Salsa facilitates blast e-mail alerts and online campaigns.
Discover best practices for e-mail and website communications.

Pass the Torch: Mentoring 101

Room 161
                                                              -
port and develop young members as labor leaders. This workshop
will help you reflect on your personal mentoring experience,
discuss a model for mentoring and practice one-on-one mentor-
ing skills. Members older than age 35 are especially encouraged
to attend this workshop.

Respect in the Workplace

Room 152


But what does it mean on our home turf? In this workshop,
we’ll discuss why respect in the workplace is so important and
the ways sexual and other harassment can be harmful in the

to respond to inappropriate and unacceptable conduct in your
workplace. Participants are encouraged to be familiar with their




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Retirement Security

Room 160 BC


important skills like message development, strategic communi-
cations, coalition building and grassroots organizing. Attendees
will learn how to respond to political attacks, deliver a public
message, prepare for collective bargaining and form coalitions.
The workshop will cover polling results, talking points, and
legislative proposals, ballot initiatives and other developments at
the state and local levels.


Sorry But We’re Broke — Bargaining
Room 158
The fiscal crisis is providing cover for politicians and government
officials who declare open season on public employees and attack

budget problems while protecting jobs? What are the implica-
tions of opening up a contract to make concessions? Participate
in a discussion with AFSCME leaders who will offer practical
advice and strategies for dealing with the current challenging
bargaining climate.


Lo Siento Pero Estamos Quebrados — Negociando*

Sala 158


gobierno para irse en contra de los empleados públicos, atacar
nuestros sueldos y beneficios, y amenazar con despidos. ¿Cómo
podemos enfrentar los problemas presupuestarios y proteger
nuestros trabajos al mismo tiempo? ¿Cuáles son las implicancias
de renegociar un convenio para hacer concesiones? Participe en
una discusión con un panel de líderes de AFSCME quienes le


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ofrecerán consejos prácticos para enfrentar el complicado clima
de negociación actual.

Strategic Tools for Local Unions

Room 156 C
Is your local prepared to confront challenges? When you need
to take on the boss, do you know what steps to follow and
how to analyze your effectiveness? Does your local maximize
its power when you are facing a bargaining battle or a political
struggle? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” sign up
for this workshop and learn about building power through the
use of strategic tools.


Stuck Like Glue

Room 156 AB
What happens in the nation’s capital affects you directly. And
what occurs in your hometown has a direct effect on what
happens in Washington, DC. Get information about our jobs

how the federal budget, health care reform, Medicaid and other
federal issues directly impact your job and how public service

working people.


Taking Care of Business

Room 153 ABC


Code, such as expense authorization and documentation, record
keeping and financial reporting. Get answers to frequently
asked questions about financial issues like proper documenta-
tion for expenses and adequacy of financial reports. You will

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receive updated compliance information recommended for
AFSCME officers and trustees.


The ABCs of Health Care Reform

Room 52 A
Who’s Affected, what are the Benefits and what Changes are
expected? After decades of struggle and years of debate, com-
prehensive health care reform is here.
working families with coverage, for workers without it and for

won victory.


Walking Down Labor History Lane

Room 154
We must know our past to shape our future.
the critical events and people who shaped today’s labor move-
ment. This interactive workshop will cover key events from the
early 1900s to the present and provide opportunities for collec-
tive learning.


We Are the Next Wave: How to Start an
AFSCME Next Wave Program
Room 162 A
You already know the importance of mobilizing the next gen-
eration of members and leaders.
from young AFSCME members on how to reach out across

Wave program. Discover what’s worked in other local unions.




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What’s Brewing in Health Benefit Plans

Room 157 C
The increasing costs of health care, combined with today’s eco-
nomic climate, have caused many employers to re-examine the
health benefits they offer their employees.
care’s cost drivers, cost control methods being implemented
and recently passed federal legislation impacting health benefit
plans. Participants will discuss strategies to protect health bene-
fits in light of emerging benefit design changes and other health
care benefit trends in the post-health care reform era.



Monday, June 28
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. I


Battling Human Services Privatization

Room 153 BC
Today we face new privatization challenges in the human
services sector. Join a discussion about the growing role of
technology in driving privatization; how private entities are
aggressively taking over historically public sector work; and
how to get a jump on the implications of health reform
“exchanges” for public programs like Medicaid and the Chil-
                                              Explore actions
AFSCME can take to strengthen public delivery systems
and resist privatization.

Campaigning with the Right Political Message

Room 258 C
Get the latest data from AFSCME’s member-based, politi-
cal action opinion poll. Discover how to blend the poll results

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with AFSCME’s core political mission to develop, practice and
deliver a coherent, penetrating and flexible message to union
co-workers.

How Change Happens

Room 156 AB


promote social change? There’s a simple research model called the
“Policy Streams Theory” that helps predict the right time to push
for big and small changes at the federal, state and local levels. Using
health care reform as a model, we will dissect the “Policy Streams
Theory” in a clear, easy-to-understand way to help you determine
when the time is right for the change you need.


IRS and DOL Reporting Requirements

Room 257 AB
A panel of experts will explain procedures for filing required


                                                         -
quences of failing to comply with government requirements.




Keep the Wave Rolling

Room 258 A


programs.
programs and want to talk with others about the best way to
engage young activists within AFSCME. Participants will discuss


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Making Your Money Work for You
Room 162 B
Want to make investment decisions with confidence? Attend
this workshop and discover a four-step process to securing your

the importance of savings, getting out of debt, and the differ-
ence between stocks, bonds and mutual funds.


Organizing AFSCME Retiree Chapters
Room 157 C


who make our union strong. They are engaged in the union’s
legislative, political action and organizing initiatives. This work-
shop will help you learn how to approach retirees as a valuable
movement resource, and provides information on organizing new
retiree chapters and planning effective programs.

PEOPLE PAC: Make the Right Ask and Succeed
Room 151 AB
                                                           -

AFSCME’s political action committee (PAC), and how to

to effectively talk with others and raise political funds through
one-on-one, issue-based, grassroots-level conversations.

Un Comité de Acción Política PEOPLE: Formular la
Pregunta Correcta para Tener Éxito*
Sala 151 AB
Aprenda cómo identificar a contribuyentes para el Comité de


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otros exitosamente que contribuyan al comité. Aprenda y prac-
tique cómo conversar efectivamente con otros y recaudar fondos
a través de discusiones uno a uno, centradas en un tema y a
nivel de bases.

Privatization Pushback
Room 258 B


the federal, state and local levels. Explore strategies to fight back
against contracting out.


Respect in the Workplace

Room 152


But what does it mean on our home turf? In this workshop,
we’ll discuss why respect in the workplace is so important and
the ways sexual and other harassment can be harmful in the

to respond to inappropriate and unacceptable conduct in your
workplace. Participants are encouraged to be familiar with their



Retirement Security
Room 160 BC


important skills like message development, strategic communica-
tions, coalition building and grassroots organizing. Attendees
will learn how to respond to political attacks, deliver a public
message, prepare for collective bargaining and form coalitions.
The workshop will cover polling results, talking points, and
legislative proposals, ballot initiatives and other developments
at the state and local levels.
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Road Ahead for Social Security and Medicare
Room 52 B
Find out what’s next for the twin pillars of a secure retirement:
                                                                -
ments under the new health care reform law and likely attacks
on both programs by the new federal debt commission.
Through discussion and interactive exercises, you will gain a

and how to combat harmful congressional proposals expected
later this year.


Smart Phones, Smarter Organizing
Room 259 A
Want to use your iPhone or Blackberry Bold to fight privatiza-
tion, ratify a contract or get out the vote? There’s an application
for that! Discover tools and tips for launching a campaign from
your pocket using programs like Facebook, Twitter and You-
Tube. You must bring your smart phone, an iPhone or a newer
Blackberry model to participate in this interactive workshop.


Sorry But We’re Broke — Bargaining

Room 159
The fiscal crisis is providing cover for politicians and government
officials who declare open season on public employees and attack

budget problems while protecting jobs? What are the implica-
tions of opening up a contract to make concessions? Participate
in a discussion with AFSCME leaders who will offer practical
advice and strategies for dealing with the current challenging
bargaining climate.



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Lo Siento Pero Estamos Quebrados: Negociando*

Sala 159


gobierno para irse en contra de los empleados públicos, atacar
nuestros sueldos y beneficios, y amenazar con despidos. ¿Cómo
podemos enfrentar los problemas presupuestarios y proteger
nuestros trabajos al mismo tiempo? ¿Cuáles son las implicancias
de renegociar un convenio para hacer concesiones? Participe en
una discusión con un panel de líderes de AFSCME quienes le
ofrecerán consejos prácticos para enfrentar el complicado clima
de negociación actual.


Strategic Tools for Local Unions
Room 156 C
Is your local prepared to confront challenges? When you need to
take on the boss, do you know what steps to follow and how to
analyze your effectiveness? Does your local maximize its power
when you are facing a bargaining battle or a political struggle? If the
answer to any of these questions is “no,” sign up for this workshop
and learn about building power through the use of strategic tools.


The ABCs of Health Care Reform

Room 52 A
Who’s Affected, what are the Benefits and what Changes are
expected? After decades of struggle and years of debate, com-
prehensive health care reform is here.
working families with coverage, for workers without it and for

won victory.




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The Great Recession

Room 155
We have experienced the worst economic meltdown in more

meet and keep their jobs. This workshop will focus on what
happened and why, and how we can create a more secure econ-
omy for working people.


Walking Down Labor History Lane

Room 154
We must know our past to shape our future.
critical events and people who shaped today’s labor movement. This
interactive workshop will cover key events from the early 1900s to
the present and provide opportunities for collective learning.


We Are the Next Wave: How to Start an AFSCME
Next Wave Program
Room 162 A
You already know the importance of mobilizing the next genera-
tion of members and leaders.
young AFSCME members on how to reach out across the gen-

program. Discover what has worked in other local unions.




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What’s Brewing in Health Benefit Plans

Room 153 A
The increasing costs of health care, combined with today’s eco-
nomic climate, have caused many employers to re-examine the
health benefits they offer their employees.
care’s cost drivers, cost control methods being implemented
and recently passed federal legislation impacting health benefit
plans. Participants will discuss strategies to protect health bene-
fits in light of emerging benefit design changes and other health
care benefit trends in the post-health care reform era.


Winning Workers’ Rights
Room 157 AB
Explore strategies for moving AFSCME members to win the
fight to improve collective bargaining rights, and push Congress
to pass labor’s priorities, including the Employee Free Choice Act
and the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act.




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Committee Meetings &
Nominating Caucuses


Early Committee Meetings — BCEC

Committee        Day               Time   Room




Monday Committee Meetings
BCEC – Levels Zero, One and Two, immediately
following the day’s session.

Committee                                 Room




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Committee                                    Room




Organizing                                       50




Tuesday, June 29

Committee             Room                    Time
Elections             In front of stage   Upon recess

Nominating Caucuses, Tuesday, June 29
(upon recess)


Tuesday, June 29, 7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

  Constituency Caucuses                     Room
  Conservatives in AFSCME Caucus              154
  Green Caucus                              156 C




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Flash Drive


Flash Drive Contents



2010 Voters Guide



Individual States

AFSCME Advantage Programs
AFSCME Advantage Programs.doc
ATT Discount.pdf
Auto Buying.pdf
Auto Insurance.pdf
Bulk Order Form.pdf


Credit Card.pdf
Credit Counseling.pdf


Debit Card.pdf
Eldercare Services.pdf
Everyday Savings.pdf


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Go Green Flier.pdf


Identity Theft Flier.pdf
Insurance.pdf


Member Brochure.pdf
Mortgage.pdf
Motor Club.pdf
Organizing Brochure.pdf
Pet Services.pdf
Privacy Protection.pdf


Scholarships.pdf
Union Checks.pdf
Union SAFE Flier.pdf


AFSCME Archives




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Legislation
Child Support Protection Act.doc




Fiscal Commission Fact Sheet.doc




Local Union Leadership Academy



Online Network Fliers




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PEOPLE
Authorization for Payroll Deduction Card.pdf
Banking Instructions.pdf
Contribution Form.pdf
Contributions Guidelines.pdf




Power to Win with Points.ppt




Political Action



Web Store Catalog
Web Store Catalog.pdf




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Women’s Leadership Café


Women’s Café Menu.pdf
Women’s Café Placemat.pdf


Workshops Table of Contents
Battling Human Services Privatization



Breaking News in Safety and Health



Comprehensive Immigration Reform
       AFSCME Immigration Action Postcard.pdf




Greening AFSCME
       Greening AFSCME.ppt

Grow Your Local, Engage Your Members
       4 Steps to a 1-on-1.doc




       Tips for Getting Members to Participate.doc




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How Change Happens




IRS and DOL Reporting Requirements




Making Your Money Work for You




       Investment Quiz.doc
       Investor Education for Working Families.ppt


       Terms of the Trade Answer Key.doc

Organizing AFSCME Retiree Chapters



Pass the Torch – Mentoring 101
       Mentoring 101.ppt

Privatization Pushback
       Privatization Pushback.ppt

Respect in the Workplace



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Retirement Security



Road Ahead for Social Security and Medicare




Smart Phones – Smarter Organizing
       Smart Phone Organizing.ppt

Sorry But We’re Broke – Bargaining


       Dane County Savings MOU.doc


       Miami-Dade Schools.ppt


       Sorry But We’re Broke handout.doc

Strategic Tools for Local Unions
       External SWOT Analysis Worksheet.doc
       Internal SWOT Analysis Worksheet.doc




Stuck Like Glue




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Taking Care of Business
       Taking Care of Business Financial.ppt

The ABCs of Health Care Reform



The Great Recession



Walking Down Labor History Lane




What’s Brewing in Health Benefit Plans



Winning Workers Rights




    Materials for some of the workshops that were
    translated into Spanish are available at the
    Information Booth.


    Los materiales para los talleres traducidos
    al español están disponibles en el Puesto de
    Informaciones.




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Convention Hotels


Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
60 School Street I (617) 227-8600

Alaska


California Council 36


Montana
Oregon



Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street I (617) 426-2000




Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St. James Avenue I (617) 267-5300

Arkansas
Connecticut Council 15


Indiana

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Iowa
Kentucky




Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center
811 Massachusetts Avenue I (617) 445-6400

Georgia




Utah


Hilton Boston Back Bay
40 Dalton Street I (617) 236-1100


Minnesota



South Dakota
Tennessee



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Hilton Boston Financial District
89 Broad Street I (617) 556-0006




Kansas

Pennsylvania Council 33
United Domestic Workers


Hilton Boston Logan Airport
1 Hotel Drive I (617) 568-6700

Florida

Boston Marriott Copley
110 Huntington Avenue I (617) 236-5800

Delaware



Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street I (617) 338-4111




Ohio

Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane I (617) 385-4000

AFSCME Advantage
Wisconsin

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Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street I (617) 236-2000

Connecticut Council 4


Illinois




Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
425 Summer Street I (617) 532-4600

Arizona
Colorado




Michigan
Oklahoma
Texas

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue I (617) 262-9600




Virginia
West Virginia
Please note that all hotels in Boston are non-smoking as mandated by the
Department of Public Health.

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         Boston Omni Parker House                         Hilton Boston Logan Airport
  mni ParkerSchool Omni Parker House
           60 HouseStreet
            Boston                              Hilton Boston Logan Airport
                                                                    Hilton Boston Logan
                                                           1 Hotel Drive
  l Street 60 School
Omni Parker House Street                        1 Hotel Drive LoganHotel Drive
                                                Hilton Boston       1 Airport
ol Street Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers                 Boston Mariott Copley
                                                1 Hotel Drive
           50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
 ark Plaza Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
            Hotel & Towers                                 110 Huntington Mariott Cople
                                                Boston Marriott Copley Avenue
                                                        Mariott     Boston
Plaza at Arlington Street at Arlington Street
             Hotel & Towers
  ark Plaza 50 Park Plaza                       Boston Mariott Avenue
                                                110 Huntington Copley Huntington Aven
                                                                    110
           Fairmont Copley Plaza                           Renaissance Boston Waterfront H
Plaza at Arlington Street                       110 Huntington AvenueStreet
                                                           606 Congress
           138 St. James Avenue
  Copley Plaza
            Fairmont Copley Plaza                                   Renaissance Hotel
                                                Renaissance Boston Waterfront Boston
 ames Avenue St. Inn & Suites Boston
  Copley Plaza
            138
           Hampton James Avenue                 Renaissance Street Congress Street
                                                606 CongressBoston Waterfront Hotel
                                                                    606
                                                           Seaport Hotel
 ames Avenue
           Crosstown Center                     606 Congress Street
                                                           1 Seaport Lane
   Inn & SuitesMassachusettsSuites Boston
           811 Boston & Avenue
            Hampton Inn                         Seaport Hotel       Seaport Hotel
wn Center Crosstown Center
   Inn & Suites Boston                                               Boston Hotel
                                                           Sheraton 1 Seaport Lane
                                                1 Seaport Lane
                                                Seaport Hotel
                                                           39 Dalton Street
           Hilton Boston
sachusetts Avenue Back Bay
wn Center 811 Massachusetts Avenue              1 Seaport Lane
           40 Dalton Street                     Sheraton Boston Hotel
                                                                    Sheraton Boston Hot
sachusetts Avenue                                          Westin Boston Waterfront
 ston Back Bay Boston Back District             Sheraton Street 39 Dalton Street
                                                39 Dalton Boston Hotel
            Hilton
           Hilton Boston Financial Bay                     425 Summer Street
nston Back Bay Street
    Street 89 Broad
            40 Dalton Street                    39 Dalton Street
n Street                                        Westin Boston Waterfront Boston Water
                                                                    Westin
                                                           Westin Copley Place
 ston Financial District Financial District
            Hilton Boston                                  10 Street
                                                425 Summer HuntingtonSummer Street
                                                Westin Boston Waterfront
                                                                    425 Avenue
  Street 89 Broad Street
  ston Financial District                       425 Summer Street           85
   Street                                       Westin Copley Place Westin Copley Place
                                                10 Huntington AvenueHuntington Avenu
                                                Westin Copley Place 10
Sights & Sounds of Boston


Boston — America’s Walking City
Boston’s role in shaping American history is unique among
all other cities. People are eager to see the places where the


on every corner in Boston.
The Freedom Trail is a complimentary walking tour through
historic Boston, encompassing 16 of the most treasured sites in
American history. The ideal starting point is the Boston Com-
mon, the first public park of America along with the Public




many fabulous restaurants and shops.

19th century African-American community as it guides you

which is the oldest standing African-American church in
the United States.
Boston is home to many cultural and entertainment institutions
such as the internationally acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts, the

the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops.

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Celtics and Boston Bruins, this city is one of the nation’s top
sports towns.
Boston is more compact than any other American city. Every-
thing is so close that the visitor only needs a pair of comfort-
able shoes to travel through all the points of interest. From


from luxury stores and magnificent restaurants to numerous
places of historic interest and cultural museums.

Shopping in Boston


many great places to shop in and around Boston. Galleries,

popular destinations. The nearby Shops at Prudential Center
and Copley Place, which are joined by an enclosed walkway,

and other high-end retail stores.

fashionable clothing, jewelry, souvenirs and more. Quincy

than 40 different eateries from around the world, as well as

England artisans.



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Cambridge


setting where visitors from around the world mingle in the
shadow of two of the world’s premier educational institutions:
                                                             -

city also offers an array of dining options for the visitor.
Prominent among these settings are the captivating and offbeat

eclectic shopping, theaters, museums and historic sites.

  and MIT, Central Square is the seat of city government and
  is home to a rich variety of international restaurants and
  music clubs.
  Harvard Square, located around the historic brick walls
  of the country’s oldest university, is a mecca for dining,
  shopping, books and entertainment.
  Inman Square is a bustling shopping district with unique
  restaurants offering a variety of excellent cuisine.

  Kendall Square is home to MIT and the heart of Massachu-
  setts’ booming high-tech and biotechnology industries.
  In north Cambridge, Porter Square boasts the region’s
  largest concentration of Japanese eateries and shops,
  including a popular Japanese bookstore.

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Boston AFSCME Convention Attendees!
                Fenway  Park  Tours  
                            
      Receive 25 percent off general admission
                             
      tour 25%  off  General  Admission    
           25%  off  General  Admission    
           ticket with your conference badge.
                                 
           Boston  Conference  Attendees!  
            Fenway  Park  Tours  
         Receive  25%  off  general  admission    
             25%  off  General  Admission  
             25%  off  General  Admission    
             25 percent off General Admission   
         tour  ticket  with  conference  badge.  
           “Visit  America’s  Most  Beloved  Ballpark”.  A  50  minute  historical
                                                                                            

   
                   Boston  Conference  Attendees!  
          For a limited time.
       ·  For  a  limited  time  
                                                   


             Receive  25%  off  general  admission    
            Available Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., or up to three hours before
       ·  Available  Monday  -­‐  Sunday,  9:00  a.m.  -­‐  4:00  p.m.,    
              tour  ticket  with  conference  badge.  
            game time, year-round.
           or  up  to  four  hours  prior  to  game  time,  year  -­‐  round  
    ·  Tickets  are  sold  at  the  Red  Sox  Ticket  Office  and    
            Tickets are sold at the Red Sox Ticket O ce and the Red Sox Team Store on
                           “Visit  America’s  Most  Beloved  Ballpark”.  A  50  minute  historical
                     Red  Sox  Team  Store  located  on  Yawkey  Way  
                       Yawkey Way.                                                                   
                                                                 
    ·  All  areas  are  always  subject  to  availability  
                       All areas are always subject to availability.
         ·  For  a  limited  time                             

         ·  Available  Monday  -­‐  Sunday,  9:00  a.m.  -­‐  4:00  p.m.,    
For  more  information  email  tours@redsox.com  or  call  617-­‐226-­‐6666  
   For more information e-mail tours@redsox.com or call 617-226-6666.
             or  up  to  four  hours  prior  to  game  time,  year  -­‐  round  
         ·  Tickets  are  sold  at  the  Red  Sox  Ticket  Office  and    
                          Red  Sox  Team  Store  located  on  Yawkey  Way  
         ·  All  areas  are  always  subject  to  availability  
                                                        

  For  more  information  email  tours@redsox.com  or  call  617-­‐226-­‐6666  




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Shuttle Bus Service


Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided between hotels
and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). Access




Hotel Shuttle Hours and Frequency


Saturday, June 26




Sunday, June 27




be provided to all hotels.


Monday, June 28




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Tuesday, June 29




Wednesday, June 30




 the rally, shuttles will be provided to all hotels.


Thursday, July 1




Friday, July 2


6:30 a.m. shuttles for runoff election (if necessary)


If there is a runoff election, shuttles to the BCEC will begin at




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Hotel Listings and Boarding Locations
                                     Huntington Avenue

                                   Huntington Avenue
                                     Walk to Westin Copley
                              Walk across to Sheraton Hotel
          Sheraton Boston     Dalton Street


          Massachusetts Avenue
                               Columbus Avenue

                                    Broad Street Entrance
                                  Tremont Street across at
          Sovereign Bank
                                   Side entrance under
          garage walkway
                                     Congress Street Entrance
                            Seaport Lane

                                 East Drive (BCEC)
                                                           only for


for advanced reservations and allow at least 30 minutes.
Shuttle service managed by BCTS.

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Emergency Guidelines
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)



Visitors are encouraged to observe the following safety guidelines.

  Know the location of your          Keep important personal
  closest emergency exits and        items with you at all times (cell
  where they lead.                   phones, iPods, car keys, credit
                                     cards, purses and wallets).
  Know the location of at least
  two other emergency exits.         Pay close attention
                                     to any public address
                                     announcements.
  First Aid Station is located
                                     Comply with all instructions
  BCEC.                              given by security or other
                                     emergency personnel.
  Know the emergency
  phone number to the BCEC           If evacuation is ordered,
  Security Control:                  remain calm as you exit
                                     the facility.
                                     Assist individuals with
   from a mobile phone. Dial         special needs.
                           -
   ations, including medical
                                     during an emergency.
   emergencies, from any
   house phone. Please do
   not dial 911.
  Be aware of your surround-
  ings and report any suspi-         any unconfirmed information
  cious activity.                    or rumors.

                                     inside the BCEC.

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Unionized Convention Service
Providers


On the frontlines and behind the scenes, many of our
union brothers and sisters are providing valuable services to
AFSCME delegates, alternates, guests and staff before, dur-
ing and after our weeklong stay in Boston. We also appreciate
having the support of businesses that recognize the rights of
workers to form a union and bargain collectively for workplace
equality. The work of our friends and allies helps to make our
39th International Convention a success!




 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees


 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers




 with the International Union of Painters & Allied




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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum




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Notes



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Express Silver Line
   Airport Service




The MBTA will offer service for the AFSCME
Convention attendees from the BCEC directly
to all Logan Airport terminals with ADA
accessible, luggage friendly Silver Line Bus
Rapid Transit Vehicles.

              $2.00
                  South East Level 0
                      Friday July 2, 2010
       11:00 a.m.—4:00p.m.
                      Every 15 minutes



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American Federation of State, County
and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
1625 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

afscme.org

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