• 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

2014 Voting Checklist

Election day is Tuesday, November 4. Do you have everything you need to be able to exercise your right to vote?

First, check your voter registration status. 

Already registered? Great, find your polling place for election day. read more »

Workers speak out against Jeff Johnson’s opposition to minimum wage increases

Responding to Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson’s opposition to minimum wage increases, workers who are actually impacted by minimum wage rates.  read more »

2014 Political Endorsements

The Minnesota AFL-CIO has endorsed the following candidates for the 2014 General Election. An endorsement from the Minnesota AFL-CIO means that the candidate has a strong commitment to supporting the values and priorities of working people. read more »

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