Volunteer to Help Pass a Job-Creating Transportation Bill

Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure belongs to all of us, and it impacts each of us in unique ways. How we get around affects our wallets, our health the ability to do our jobs, and the number of jobs created. 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 »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 2 - Organizing Delta

It’s our second episode! We have a great show for you. Barb Kucera from Workday Minnesota is back with a labor new update. Our interview segment is with Neil McMahon & Angie Brewer, two Delta flight attendants who are active in the ongoing unionization effort. read more »

Workers, Legislators Support Bill to Modernize Workplace Scheduling Laws

Looking to ensure workers have a voice in how much and when they work, a coalition of worker advocacy groups, social justice organizations, labor unions and workers joined together with Rep. Rena Moran today to introduce the Fair Scheduling Legislation. read more »

Labor backs legislation ensuring workers are paid what they earn

Addressing a large, but rarely talked about problem, the Minnesota AFL-CIO announced today that it was partnering with lawmakers and workers on legislation to crack down on wage theft. read more »

Road Trip with MN Young Workers to Next Up Young Worker Summit in Chicago

The Minnesota Young Workers will be attending the Next Up Young Worker Summit this March 19-22. We are encouraging all young workers to attend this fruitful summit to learn, share, and strengthen organizing and leadership skills in the workplace, in our unions and in our communities. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 1

Today we kick off the official podcast of the Minnesota AFL-CIO, "Minnesota Works." We get you up to date on news affecting Minnesota workers and the labor movement. Each episode features an in-depth interview with someone making a positive difference in the Labor movement, both in Minnesota and nationally. read more »

Charter school teachers stand up for students

Members and supporters of the Education Minnesota Federation of Charter School Employees at the Community School of Excellence, a K-8 charter school focused on Hmong language and culture located in St. Paul’s North End, attended the January 21st school board meeting in a show of solidarity and to speak out against the negative impact of staff turnover on student achievement.   read more »

Register today for the MN Union Women's Retreat

Registration is now open for Labor Education Service's Minnesota Union Women's Retreat happening April 22-24, 2015 at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge in Brainerd Lakes Area.

Register today!  read more »

Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Minnesota AFL-CIO Shar Knutson issued the following statement on President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address: read more »

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