At the Capitol

2015 Working Families Day on the Hill & Move MN Rally

April 16, 2015 - 10:30am

On April 16, you have an opportunity to join your union brothers and sisters in lobbying your legislators on important issues. Please join us! 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 »

State continues to post budget surpluses despite years of Republican fear mongering

Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement on today’s state budget forecast:

“Minnesotans learned today that their state government continues to be on sound financial and economic ground. read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO Statement on 2014 Election

Following the 2014 election, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement:

“Despite a massive Republican wave that swept the nation, a majority of Minnesota voters re-elected working families champions Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Al Franken, and Congressman Rick Nolan. read more »

Legislators leave Capitol with much accomplished for working Minnesotans

The 2014 legislative session drew to an early close with much accomplished for Minnesota’s working families.

“Be it the first minimum wage increase in a decade, a job-creating infrastructure package, or leveling the economic playing field for women; Governor Dayton and DFL lawmakers delivered for Minnesota’s working families this year,” said Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson. “The last two years have been filled with major steps toward building a better Minnesota.” read more »

State moving forward under Governor Dayton & DFL Legislature

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

“Thanks to leadership from Governor Mark Dayton and the DFL Legislature, Minnesota is moving forward into a new era of shared prosperity. More people are going back to work, schools are beginning to get the resources they need, more Minnesotans have affordable health care, taxes are fairer, and wages are going up. read more »

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