A Message to Local 88 Members From Silvia Gomez and Joslyn Baker

To President of Local 88 and members,

Please accept my resignation as Local 88 Vice-President effective immediately due to my accepting a WOC CJM position at DCJ. I was honored to have been approached to run for Vice President and humbled by those who voted for me. The decision to step down does not come lightly. I fully expected to carry out VP duties to term however an opportunity arose for me where I could effect change for our members from within as well as the community in which I live and serve. Opportunities like these do not present themselves very often to members who are active in the union and pressing management. 

The leadership opportunities I got over the years through my work within the Union prepared me for this opportunity. I was told years ago that becoming an active member in the union was a kiss of death to any management dreams I had and this sentiment still rings true within our membership. This sentiment is the number one question prospective stewards ask me. Our Local 88 talent pool is vast and deep with dedicated workers committed to fighting for worker rights and I am confident in our leadership. 


–Silvia Gomez

It is my honor to know and work with Silvia Gomez as a union leader over the past years. Silvia is a woman of integrity and innovation. Her dedication to young people and their families will benefit the department of community justice as she accepts this tremendous opportunity. 

–Joslyn Baker 
  AFSCME Local 88 President

What's Next

AFSCME Local 88 will be accepting nominations at our 9/21/22 general membership meeting, to fill the vacant Local 88 Vice president position. The meeting will begin at 6:15pm and will be conducted virtually – please register in advance.

Local 88 is seeking committed and innovative union members to run to fill this important leadership position. Duties of the VP are detailed in the AFSCME Local 88 constitution Article VII. Self nominations and nominations by members in good standing will be accepted at this meeting. If you plan to nominate someone, please ensure that you have confirmed with them that they will accept the nomination. If this is a contested race, an election will be sent out to all members to your personal email 10/1/22. The term for this position ends in November 2023. The voting period will take place Saturday, October 1 through Friday, October 7.

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