AFSCME supports a proposal in Congress to ease the financial burden on child care professionals who provide meals and snacks.

Negotiating Team Composition:

The HOPE Negotiating Team will be made up of twenty-five (25) Members in Good Standing along with the Union President per the Constitution and Bylaws and an experienced Chief Negotiator.

Negotiating Team Online Elections:

The Negotiating Team Elections will be held online and voting will open Thursday, February 11th, at 7:00 AM CST be close on Saturday, February 13th at 7:00 PM CST.

The results will be sent via email to all members, posted on the website, and shared on the HOPE Facebook immediately following the verification of the Election Committee.

Negotiating Team Election Committee:

The 2021 HOPE Negotiating Team Election Committee was duly appointed by the HOPE President and approved by the HOPE Executive Board. The members tasked with serving in this capacity have displayed themselves as capable, honest, and committed throughout.

The Election Committee is hereby comprised of these members:

2021 M&CA Negotiating Team Election Results:

The HOPE 2021 M&CA Negotiating Team Elections have officially concluded and the results have been certified by your Negotiating Team Election Committee.

This critical step has been a mandate in the HOPE Constitution and Bylaws since inception:

Meet and Confer Roles and Responsibilities:

HOPE Members will only win an Agreement we can be proud of through organization and united action. The HOPE Constitution and Bylaws clearly outlines the purpose of this process:

HOPE Constitution and Bylaws; Article XV - Meet and Confer: "Meet and confer is intended to involve members directly and actively in determining their wages, hours and working conditions.

HOPE 2021 Meet & Confer Negotiations Process:

Over the last 15 years, HOPE Members have worked together to win improvements in Compensation, Benefits, Policies, and Procedures. This process has led to you latest 2021 HOPE Meet and Confer Agreement (Linked HERE)!

The Previous 2018 Meet and Confer Agreement (Linked HERE) expired on June 30th, 2021. Use can view both this and your 2015 Meet and Confer Agreement (Linked HERE) for reference.

The HOPE Constitution and Bylaws calls for Members to elect the Negotiating Team that will be at the table pushing for our top priorities, and every member of HOPE gets a say in that process.

HOPE Constitution and Bylaws; Article XV - Meet and Confer: “The authority for meet and confer shall be vested in the negotiating team which shall be elected by the membership.”

This page will serve as your guide for this process:

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to Congress that echoes what AFSCME has been saying for months: It’s long past time to robustly fund the front lines.

In his first days on the job, President Joe Biden has taken swift executive action to protect and empower public service workers, strengthen public services and help working people. On his first day alone, he signed 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations that showed the kind of bold leadership our country needs now.