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Job Opening: Organizing/Growth Director

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is seeking a fulltime Organizing/Growth Director to oversee the execution of the MN AFL-CIO Organizing and Growth plan as developed and approved by the MN AFL-CIO General Board.  The Organizing/Growth Director shall report on the progress and accountability of the Organizing and Growth plan at all Executive and General Board meetings.  read more »

Southeast MN Young Worker Recommended to Join MN AFL-CIO General Board

By Laura Askelin, President, Southeast Minnesota Area Labor Council read more »

MN Young Workers meeting set for January 31, 2013

SAVE THE DATE! The next Minnesota Young Workers meeting is set for Thursday, January 31, 2013.


346 Larpenteur Ave West

St. Paul, Minnesota 55113

Laborers Local 132 has generously donated their hall for us to meet in. read more »

Stand With Sugar Workers!

For generations, the sugar beet industry has been the lifeblood of Northwest Minnesota’s Red River Valley.
Now, American Crystal has put all of this in jeopardy by locking out workers.

You can contribute in multiple ways.

Note: Donations are not charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Donations from unions and individuals are accepted. We cannot accept donations from corporations.

You can contribute to help locked out workers fight back by donating to the Action Fund. read more »

No More Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security. No more giveaways to the rich.

While Members of Congress campaign for office, they still have unfinished work back in Washington. After the election, Congress will reconvene and take up the important work of passing a federal budget.

We need to make sure Congress does it right. Working families, seniors and the middle class shouldn't be the ones to sacrifice even more while millionaires and billionaires get to hold-on to tax cuts they don't need. read more »


The workers are currently on a hunger strike, but their families are also enduring hunger and facing devastating economic circumstances, including utility shut-offs and foreclosures. To give you a sense of the reality they are facing, when the hunger strike lifted during a failed mediation, the workers did not have anything to eat.

Supporting these workers financially has just become much easier. Wellspring UCC is going to collect funds and send them to the workers from now until October 9th, 2012. read more »

Stop the Anti-Middle Class "Right to Work" Bill

Despite bipartisan opposition, supporters of the irresponsible "Right to Work" Constitutional Amendment are trying to move the bill forward. They know that Minnesotans oppose this unsafe, unfair and unnecessary law, and have resorted to desperate gimmicks to try to pass it.

The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee is hearing the bill on Monday morning.
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Follow the Journey for Justice

“From Fargo to Findlay: A Journey for Justice” is a joint project of the United Steelworkers (USW) and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). Locked out workers from American Crystal Sugar Company and Cooper Tire and Rubber Company will embark on a road trip from Fargo, North Dakota, to Findlay, Ohio, in order to focus attention on the most recent wave of greed-motivated corporate attacks on workers and their unions. read more »

Stop Voter Suppression!

Over the past year we’ve seen unprecedented attacks on voting rights across the country.  Unfortunately, the same type of irresponsible legislating that is happening all over our country is on the move right here in Minnesota. Instead of focusing on creating jobs and improving our economy, our legislature is attempting to pass a bill that will create barriers to voting for all Minnesotans.   read more »

DaMN Interview: Cheri Stewart

Cheri Stewart is appointed first woman business rep. of IBEW Local 31
By Larry Sillanpa, Editor, Labor World Newspaper, Duluth, MN

Cheri Stewart has always taken her work life seriously. She’s worked  ten years for Minnesota Power at their Laskin and  Herbert centers, and lately at Thompson Hydro. A programming, computer, and control systems electrician, the 100-year old Thompson facility also required her to be a maintenance electrician and be able to fix things that went wrong. For good measure she also has a two-year degree in welding. read more »

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