At the Capitol

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Support Nellie Stone Johnson bust at the Capitol

Together we can help labor establish its rightful place in our Capitol

We have the opportunity to permanently remind Capitol visitors, including school children, of the important role labor has played in our state. read more »

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