A Tragic Loss

7-18-2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2018  

CONTACT: Lynette Kalsnes, 651-287-0537                    

Stillwater, MN — AFSCME Council 5 grieves the loss of corrections worker Joseph Gromm

We are grieving the tragic loss of Brother Joseph Gomm. Our hearts are heavy for his family, friends and co-workers.

We offer our deepest sympathy and unconditional support to all who were touched by this wonderful man.

We ask that everyone cherish their lives every day.

UPDATE: July 19, 2018, 1:18 PM

AFSCME Council 5 recognizes short staffing in our correctional facilities. 

We have lobbied the Legislature for increased staffing and funding to help alleviate these shortages only to have them voted down by politicians who do not support the safety and security of our Correctional Staff.

We will continue to advocate for more staff to ensure the safety of our members and the public.