Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 5 - Safe Staffing on Workers Memorial Day

We’re releasing this episode on April 27, the day before Workers Memorial Day. 

Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces. That’s what this episode is all about. read more »

House GOP’s “Jobs” bill will lower & freeze wages, hurt job creation

Today the Minnesota House passed legislation that Republicans called a “jobs bill.” Looking closer at the legislation, it’s clear that it will hurt working Minnesotans. read more »

Doorknock to Help Pass a Job-Creating Transportation Bill

We need your help! Volunteer to join us as we talk to our neighbors about Minnesota’s transportation problem, including the need for reliable roads and bridges, safer local streets and more accessible transit statewide. read more »

Statement on Governor Dayton’s State of the State Address

Following Governor Mark Dayton’s annual State of the State Address, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement:

“Since taking office, Governor Dayton has provided the strong leadership Minnesota needs to take us from budget deficits to surpluses. His policies have helped put Minnesota’s economy back on strong footing while investing in the future. read more »

Governor’s Jobs Bill will further strengthen Minnesota’s economy

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton released his proposed jobs and infrastructure bill. The proposal would build and improve public infrastructure like MnSCU and U of M classrooms and buildings, roads, parks, and other projects throughout the state while creating nearly 24,000 new jobs in the process. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 4 - Organizing Fast Food Workers

April is here and we are back with a brand new episode!

This week we learn about a relatively new effort to organize fast food workers in the Twin Cities. Our guests are Blanca Gonzales a Minneapolis fast food workers & Veronica Mendez-Moore, an organizer with CTUL. read more »

Labor applauds Mayor Betsy Hodges’ Minneapolis Working Families Agenda

In her State of the City Address, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced a bold working families policy agenda. In her speech, Mayor Hodges called for fair and predictable scheduling for shift workers, increased protections against wage theft, and earned sick and safe time.

State and local Labor leaders applauded Mayor Hodges’ agenda. read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO calls on Bloomington City Attorney not to prosecute #BlackLivesMatter Activists

Today, the Minnesota AFL-CIO Executive Board passed a resolution calling on Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson to not prosecute the 11 #BlackLivesMatter members who were peacefully protesting at the Mall of America on December 20, 2014. Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement: read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 3 - Young Workers

We’re back with another episode a lot sooner than we’ll normally be, but this is a time sensitive episode. read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO statement on February Budget Forecast

Minnesota AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Steve Hunter issued the following statement on today’s state budget surplus forecast of $1.9 billion:

“Nearly two years ago, Governor Mark Dayton and DFL legislators passed a budget that erased a long-term deficit while investing in jobs and education by asking the richest Minnesotans to pay their fair share in taxes. read more »

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