Melina Martinez is one to watch. A UFCW member of Local 1161, she works at the JBS Swift Plant in Worthington, and is release staff for the West Area Labor Council through elections. She joined fellow UFCW members and MN AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson on Monday at the Toro plant in Windom, MN to worksite flyer IAM members at shift change. read more »
Phil Adams is dedicated to electing candidates who will stand up for union members and the working families. A member of Laborers Local 405, he is currently release staff for Southeast Area Labor Council. This is Phil’s first time as release staff for the political program, and he is working tirelessly to elect our union-edorsed candidates Mark Dayton for Governor and Tim Walz for Congress through phonebanking, doorknocking and getting out the vote. read more »
The time is now. We have an opportunity to build a Better Minnesota by electing Mark Dayton as Governor and all our other labor-endorsed candidates. But, we need your help. That’s why on Saturday, October 23, we’re kicking off 10 Days of Labor Action.
Start early with the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation Pancake Breakfast and Doorknock at 9:30 am. Featured speakers include Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Congresswoman Betty McCollum. For more information, contact Bobby Kasper, Bree Halverson or Jeannette Rebar at 651-222-3787. read more »
USW 1163 member Steve Bauer is busy phonebanking, doorknocking, and worksite leafleting for North East Area Labor Council for Labor 2010. A Winder Helper for Sappi Paper in Cloquet, he also serves as treasurer for his local. He is a lead for USW in his area to urge other locals to worksite flyer, local union leader letters, and volunteer recruitment. read more »
The Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition held its Second Annual Member Assembly on Wednesday, October 21, 2010. Of the more than 40 member organizations of the Coalition, more than half had one or more representatives in attendance, representing the coalition's diverse membership of labor, environmental, family farm, and social justice organizations. read more »
“It’s the people that make it worth it,” says Stan Green of his Labor 2010 volunteer experience. As current release staff from ATU Local 1005, Stan is the go-to main guy for phone banks at the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation. read more »
Linda Hamilton is the President of Minnesota Nurses Association. She is a champion for nurses, hospital patients, and the labor community. Here is an interview with her about leadership and why it is important to get involved in your union and Labor 2010 efforts.
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Judy Reierson’s daughter recently told her, “If you don’t get busy and get involved, you can’t complain.” Judy took those words to heart. Now, a little more than a month later, Judy is calling fellow UFCW Local 1189 members for Mark Dayton. Judy’s union activism includes a recent election to her negotiations committee for contract negotiations with UFCW Local 1189 that begin this winter. read more »
Mike Fish is an AFSCME member that is making a difference in his union and in Minnesota. A young union member at Local 1092, he works at the Moose Lake Treatment Center. Mike is co-chair of the Next Wave committee which strives to engage and educate other younger members on what it means to be young and working in America. In addition to being Next Wave co-chair, he is a union steward, volunteer member organizer, alternative delegate to the Duluth Central Labor Body, and serves in the Air Force. read more »