Suffolk AME becomes UCOMM's 30th
UCOMM Communications is proud to welcome the Suffolk Association of Municipal Employees to the family. Suffolk AME represents thousands of public employees who work in a variety of job titles with the DPW, Social Services, Health and Parks to name a few. With a membership of over 6,000 people with thousands of active retirees, UCOMM will be working with AME to manage their internal members only communications through an e-newsletter titled Suffolk Matters as well as working with the leadership to organize an facilitate public messaging and advertising. UCOMM will also be working with AME to manage a mobile friendly website and build their immense image and video library which represents the wide variety of public sector employees in Suffolk County. “The local union movement has been waiting for a strong leadership team over at Suffolk AME for years and Dan Levler and his officers get hit,” says Kris LaGrange. “Suffolk AME is a perfect fit for UCOMM and immediately they put practical communications methods into motion. Within their first 3 weeks, they launched their inaugural newsletter.” A website upgrade is planned for launch in October 2016.
AME Public Relations Committee Report
September 27, 2016
In the past two months AME has moved forward with a new and innovative new public relations and community outreach program which incorporates internal organizing and marketing. We have been working with Kris.LaGrange and his team at UCOMM Communications. UCOMM is a labor focused communications firm with a proven track record and a very strong resume. UCOMM is currently retained by 30 local unions and labor councils including the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, IBEW 1049 at PSEG LI, CWA at Verizon on Long Island and Brooklyn and the Nassau PBA, Court Officers and Correction Officers to name a few. Their comprehensive client and services list is available on their mobile website at ucommworks.com.
AME along with UCOMM has been moving forward to help re-brand and to educate the public and our own membership about how diverse, essential and hard working our union membership is. Along with that, we are working hard to show Just how the taxpayers money is spent and the wide array of services they receive for so little money. UCOMM has been crisscrossing our Suffolk County workplaces, meeting with the membership, taking photos and short videoa and documenting the diversity of our workforce. They have been working hard helping the elected AME officers build a strong union-working relationship with the membership. Since our union is so large and diverse, we are approaching our internal organization like a labor council and we all need to increase membership participation at every level.
UCOMM has been helping to build a strong community outreach program, and identifying potential comprehensive ventures for AME to be involved in such as charity events, union rallies and protests and power building exercises. For example we will be a major sponsor for the Suffolk County Marathon and we implore our membership to suggest events that we should be a part of.