HOPE AFSCME Local 123

We are HOPE AFSCME Local 123

As HOPE AFSCME Local 123  members, we have the power to make a difference. By joining together, HOPE members have clout at the ballot box, in the halls of government and at the bargaining table. HOPE AFSCME Local 123 is one of the city’s most powerful advocates for working families in the city of Houston.

2018 HOPE Endorsed Pension Board Candidates

Your HMEPS (Houston Municipal Employee Pension System) Board provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits for eligible employees of the City of Houston.

HMEPS is administered by an 11-member Board including four current and two retired City of Houston workers to serve as Elected Trustees, ensuring that the concerns of the city workers are well represented.

HOPE members recognize the importance of protecting the promise of a secure retirement. That is why the PATH (Political Action Through HOPE) committee utilized a thorough screening process to identify the candidates that would best serve on the HMEPS Board.

Your newly elected HOPE Executive Board approved the PATH recommendations as follows:

  • Sherry Mose (Current Chairman)
  • Roy W. Sanchez (Current Vice Chairman)
  • Roderick J. Newman (Current Retiree Trustee)

These three candidates have numerous years of experience fighting to make sure the Pension is secure for the many City of Houston current and former workers who will depend on the promised benefits. 

Click here for more information about you HMEPS Board of Trustees.

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal

HOPE members now have the opportunity to ratify their new 2018 Meet and Confer Agreement.

On Friday, June 8th, representatives from the City of Houston and your HOPE Bargaining team reached an agreement for the 2018 Meet and Confer Agreement.

The Agreement includes a 3% Across-the-Board Wage Increase for FY 2019, Dispute Resolution Procedure protections, and many other policy improvements that will positively impact ALL City of Houston workers. Follow the link below to see both the summary and the full agreement.

 https://www.hopetx.org/2018-meet-and-confer-agreement-ratification

HOPE AFSCME Local 123 members served their city heroically during Huricane Harvey. Many of you worked night and day to protect the people of Houston while your own homes were flooded and damaged. HOPE is dedicated to helping members rebuild their lives and make sure that we stay HOUSTON STRONG together. Below are resources available to HOPE members. 

Click here to register with the Texas Workers Relief project 

Click here to register with FEMA 

HOPE Members, in addition to the schedule of physical locations, you can now Ratify your 2018 Meet and Confer Agreement by following this link and completing the HOPE Ratification Form.

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