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Labor 2010 Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Raatikka

Steve Raatikka knows that member to member contact during election time is crucial to winning elections. Steve is a dedicated labor volunteer with the East Central Area Labor Council out of St. Cloud, and Minnesota AFL-CIO General Board member.

Last Saturday on the One Nation Day (October 2), I had the chance to go doorknocking with him for Mark Dayton and Tarryl Clark in St. Cloud. We talked about how important it is to reach out to other union members so we can elect labor friendly elected officials. read more »

Local Labor Leader Letters Make a Difference

N E Area Labor Council volunteers stuff envelopes, continue to phone union members

Today, North East Area Labor Council volunteers were busy stuffing nearly 700 local labor leader letters that will be sent out to teachers in the Duluth area in support of Mark Dayton.

Frank Wanner, President of the Duluth Federation of Teachers, wrote and signed said letter that will be mailed. In fact, he is pictured above helping to stuff the envelopes. read more »

One Nation Doorknock

October 2, 2010 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Doorknocking for Dayton

Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Minneapolis Saint Paul Metro – At IUOE Local 49 Hall, 2829 Anthony Lane S, Minneapolis, 55418.

Duluth – At Duluth Labor Temple, 2002 London Road, Duluth, 55812.

East Grand Forks – At Northern Valley Labor Council, 1714 N Washington, Grand Forks, 58203.

Mankato – At 1600 Madison Avenue, Suite 12, Mankato, 56001. read more »

A Defining Moment

This election is a defining moment for working people. We will either rebuild a fundamentally different economy that values hard work and a strong middle class or turn back toward one that puts corporate interests before people.   read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion schedule at the State Fair!

Saturday, September 4

10:30 "Long Live the Cause: The United Farmworkers and the Grape Boycott." play performed by children

Noon AFTRA actress portraying Nellie Stone Johnson

Noon Rep. Betty McCollum visits

2:00  "Long Live the Cause: The United Farmworkers and the Grape Boycott" play performed by children

3:00 AFTRA  actress portraying Nellie Stone Johnson

****every day of the fair**** read more »

Twin Cities Labor Chorus at Labor Pavilion

Check out this video of the Twin Cities Labor Chorus' Saturday performance at the MN AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion. Their next performances are:

Tuesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. and Labor Day, Monday, September 6 at noon

 

Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion weekend schedule at the State Fair!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday's State Fair Labor Pavilion programming highlights include:

Virtual welding machine --inside the pavilion all day

10:30 Sheetmetal Demonstration

Noon until 2pm AFTRA actor to play Frank Boyd

2:00 pm Twin Cities Labor Chorus

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Virtual welding machine --inside the pavilion all day

Noon until 2pm AFTRA actor to play Frank Boyd read more »

Visit the MN AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion at the State Fair

Come to the Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion during the State Fair! The fun runs from August 26-Labor Day. We will have tons of fun programming for union members, working families, and kids. There will be a kids' mock voting, musicians, coloring contests, live actors playing historical activists, plays, a Labor Day parade, and demonstrations from Building Trades just at our building. Adults can also register to vote, learn about health care reform and see which Minnesota legislators stand up for working families.

Letter Carriers Honor Vigilant Residents

National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) members attended a National Night Out Block Party on the 3300 block of Colfax in North Minneapolis to thank community members who helped out in a crisis.

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