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Job Opening: Greater Minnesota Worker Center Organizer

Greater Minnesota Worker Center (GMWC) is an organization where workers build power to lead the struggle for fair wages, better working conditions, basic respect and a voice in workplaces. We are an organization of workers and for workers, committed to winning this struggle and in doing so, create a better future for the next generation. 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 »

2014 Organizing Institute Training

November 14, 2014 (All day) - November 16, 2014 (All day)

The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute will be holding a 3-Day Training in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN on November 14-16, 2014. The training will be held at the Education Minnesota Headquarters, located at 41 Sherburne Ave., St. Paul, MN  55103.  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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