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2014 Minnesota Labor Day Events

Brainerd Labor Day Picnic

Monday, September 1, 12-4pm, Baxter City Park (near Baxter Elementary School)

 

Carlton County Labor Day Celebration

Sunday, August 31 at Noon - Old Timers Banquet at the Cloquet Armory

Sunday, August 31 at 815 - Glowstick 5K at Washington School Cloquet read more »

Labor 2014 Days of Action

Just two years ago, the Legislature shut down our state to protect tax breaks for the rich and big corporations while proposing major cuts to education, health care, and support for small businesses. read more »

Join the Minnesota AFL-CIO at the State Fair!

Visit us Thursday, August 21 thru Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. The pavilion is located at the corner of Dan Patch and Cooper on the State Fairgrounds (1657 Dan Patch Ave), we provide education and entertainment about unions and all workers, by workers. read more »

Labor 2014 Campaign Schools

Labor 2014 will kick off this summer with four regional Campaign Schools to train union activists and staff for the upcoming campaign to elect candidates who will fight for our issues. 

Topics covered: why politics matter for union members and their families; messaging and the 2014 elections – how to share the most impactful messages with our co-workers and friends; organizing at your worksite; and volunteer recruitment best practices.  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.

6-8:30pm

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 »

HOW TO DONATE TO SUPPORT INJURED COLOMBIAN GM WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

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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