Working people filled the Capitol rotunda in St. Paul on Saturday February 24th. Nearly 1,000 union members and allies from across Minnesota joined to rally for protecting their freedom to join together in strong unions to have a voice on the job and pledging to fight corporate attacks against that right.  Workers gathered in Saint Paul along with 25,000 people in 28 cities across the nation as part of a collective Working People’s Day of Action.

Bill recieved the Lifetime Achievement award at the AFSCME Council 65 Convention.  Due to being on vacation (as retirees do), Bill received his Lifetime Achievement award in person at the December 4, 2017 Retiree meeting.  Cheryl Jones, AFSCME Retiree Chapter President also repeated the presentation at the Mn AFL-CIO Retiree Council meeting on Dec 6, where Bill gave a brief history of Council 65 and spoke very emotionally about his mentor and founder of AFSCME Council 65, Al Church.