After issuing scholarships to the recently complete Oregon AFSCME
Convention in Bend, the Council 75 Next Wave is now offering
After issuing scholarships
to the recently complete Oregon AFSCME Convention in Bend, the Council 75 Next
Wave is now offering scholarships to attend the AFSCME International Next Wave
Conference in Detroit. That event will be held this summer on July 12-14 at the
Marriot Detroit Renaissance Center.
Next Wave is the union's
35-and-under group. It originated in Oregon with Council 75 and has since
spread across the nation, and has been officially incorporated by the national
union as well.
"This is a great opportunity
to build your skills, learn new fight back strategies, and connect with other
young union members from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico," said Council 75
Organizer Dan Abernathy, the staff liaison for Oregon AFSCME's Next Wave group.
Abernathy says scholarships
are open to new and/or young union members and will be reviewed by the Next
Wave Scholarship Committee. Applications are due by May 10, and can be submitted online.