• AFSCME Calling on the MnSCU Board to Stop Paying Big Bonuses
  • Working America Members Deliver Petitions Urging Rep. Eric Paulsen to Support Extending Unemployment Insurance
  • MN AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson talking with State Economist Tom Stinson after December 2009 Budget Forecast
  • SE Area Labor Council Make Wall Street Pay March and Rally, March 2010
  • Wall Street on Trial, Duluth, MN N E Area Labor Council March 2010
  • Working America Jobs Roundtable December 2009
  • Building Trades Rally March 11, 2010

Economy

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 7 - Senator Franken Talks Unions & Trade

United States Senator & union member Al Franken joins us to talk about his experience as a union member. He also tells us why he voted against Trade Promotion Authority.

Minnesota AFL-CIO Legislative Director Jennifer Schaubach stops in with a review of what did and didn’t happen during the 2015 Legislative Session. read more »

Still time for a comprehensive transportation bill

With less than two days remaining in the legislative session and no agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill, Minnesota AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Steve Hunter issued the following statement: read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 6 - Trade and the TPP

Our guest in the interview segment is Kaela Berg from the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition. We talk about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and what it means for working people in Minnesota. read more »

Minnesota’s CEOs Paid 305 Times More Than the Average Worker

According to the AFL-CIO’s annual Executive PayWatch report, Minnesota S&P 500 CEOs made an average of $13.9 million in 2014 – 305 times more than the average worker. The highest paid Minnesota CEO, Target’s Brian Cornell, made $28.2 million in 2014, 779 times the average worker’s pay. 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 »

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 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 »

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