Welcome to AFSCME Utah!
AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations — from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers — AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.
We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, law enforcement officers and sanitation workers, to name but a few. For us, public service is not just a job, it’s a calling. At times we are right out front, and at other times we are behind the scenes. Wherever we are, we’re proud to do our part to create an America where everyone has the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
AFSCME’s 1.6 million members are a diverse group of people who share a common commitment to public service and the public good. We see the big picture and gladly accept the responsibility of guarding and nurturing it — not because we expect to be recognized for our sacrifice, but because we know the job needs to be done. That’s why we’re in the public service — to keep our families safe and make our communities and our country strong.
While we work for justice in the workplace, we advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all of America’s working families. We believe that strong unions are the key to a strong middle class. We not only stand for fairness at the bargaining table — we fight for fairness for all at the ballot box and in the halls of government.
Local 1004 was formed in Utah as a Salt Lake City chapter in 1976. Salt Lake City employees felt it necessary to organize in order to gain adjustments to their wages and obtain benefits such as dental insurance. In 1977, they were successful in obtaining a collective bargaining resolution under Mayor Ted Wilson. City employees have negotiated their wages, benefits and working conditions since that time. Negotiations are reduced to a written contract. Negotiated benefits include:
Salt Lake County Trades employees elected AFSCME Local 1004 to represent them in a meet and confer process in 2009. In 2010, County employees received increases to the following:
Local 1004 has members who are employed by the State of Utah and various muncipalities and counties in Utah. AFSCME represents its members in all phases of employment (including grievance handling and EEO/Discrimination matters), providing training, education, political action, legislative support and legal assistance when necessary.
Local dues are $36.00 per month. Public safety personnel dues are $40.00 per month. If you are interested in joining, you may download an Authorization for Payroll Deduction card (see "Downloads" link under "Member Resources"). Once we receive your card, you can immediately enjoy the benefits of AFSCME!
For more information on AFSCME International and the benefits available to you, please visit www.afscme.org.
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