AFSCME Members Rally For Neighborhood Place Workers

by Gabe Bullard on March 12, 2009

Members of the union that represents some state social workers will rallied in downtown Louisville Thursday.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees organized the demonstration to ask state government to keep social workers in the city’s Neighborhood Place outreach centers.

Union spokesperson David Patterson says the state plans to move the social workers to the L&N Building downtown later this year.

“At a time when people are most in need, I think it’s more important than ever for social workers to be out on the front lines reaching the people who need their help most than being taken out of the community and brought into a large facility,” he says.

Patterson says the plan to move about 170 social workers goes into effect July 1st.

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