AFSCME International Convention 2020

Convention Call

The 44th International Convention of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, will be held virtually on Thursday August 13th, 2020, beginning at 11am PT. The international Union Virtual Convention will continue on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11am PT, and thereafter recess until Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11am PT for the completion of the election and installation of International Officers.


Local 1857 and Local 1857-S can send

  • Five (5) Delegates
  • Five (5) Alternates

AFSCME has authorized temporary election procedures suspending the requirement for in-person nominations.  This year, nominations will be accepted via e-mail to election chairperson Peter Cole at Nominations are open through June 24th. 

Nominations must include the following information:

  • Name of Member Making the Nomination
  • Name of Member Being Nominated
  • Contact E-mail or Phone number for Nominee (we must verify if they accept or decline their nomination.)
  • If they are being nominated as a DELEGATE or as an ALTERNATE. They can only be placed on the ballot in one category.

If five nominees or fewer are received each for delegate and alternate positions, the nominees will be declared elected by acclamation. If either position has more than five nominees, the membership will elect delegates or alternates via an election conducted by US Mail in June and July.

Convention Attendance

Union members in good standing who are elected to represent Local 1857 at Council 2 and AFSCME international conventions are expected to participate in the business of the convention and report back to the membership. 

Delegates and alternates are expected to spend the majority of their time on the convention floor or in their seating area during each day of the convention. If needed, members should rotate responsibility for staying throughout the close of business.

A short report from each member attending should be submitted in writing to the Local President and Treasurer by e-mail no later than 30 days after the convention and will be attached to any related expense reports for trustee review.

Attendance at conventions is how we influence the policies and direction of our state council and international union.  Attendees have an opportunity to talk to union members throughout the country, learn about labor history and the role of unions in workers’ lives.

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