• Working America Members Deliver Petitions Urging Rep. Eric Paulsen to Support Extending Unemployment Insurance
  • Paul Sutherland, BCTGM Member, Moorhead, Minnesota
  • BCTGM Workers in Moorhead, MN
  • Working America Jobs Roundtable December 2009
  • Building Trades Rally March 11, 2010
  • Vote Yes for Jobs

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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 »

Election for governor a clear choice between Dayton’s continued prosperity or Johnson’s extreme failed policies

Following Tuesday’s primary election, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement: read more »

2014 Political Endorsements

The Minnesota AFL-CIO has endorsed the following candidates for the 2014 Primary & General Elections. 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 »

Interior Department and AFL-CIO’s Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Sign Agreement to Restore Minnesota National Parks and Other Public Lands

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Interior and the AFL-CIO affiliated Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding announcing national park revitalization efforts in eight states, including Minnesota, through the USA’s all-volunteer “Work Boots on the Ground” program. read more »

Franken: Corporations must give workers and retirees fair treatment in bankruptcy

U.S. Senators Al Franken (D-MN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation today to curb abuses that deprive employees and retirees of their earnings and retirement savings when businesses collapse. read more »

Legislators leave Capitol with much accomplished for working Minnesotans

The 2014 legislative session drew to an early close with much accomplished for Minnesota’s working families.

“Be it the first minimum wage increase in a decade, a job-creating infrastructure package, or leveling the economic playing field for women; Governor Dayton and DFL lawmakers delivered for Minnesota’s working families this year,” said Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson. “The last two years have been filled with major steps toward building a better Minnesota.” read more »

REPORT: 150 Americans Die Each Day Due to Workplace Injury or Disease

According to a report released today by the AFL-CIO, 4,628 workers were killed in the United States during 2012 due to workplace injuries. Additionally an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a loss of nearly 150 workers each day from preventable workplace conditions. read more »

State moving forward under Governor Dayton & DFL Legislature

Following Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement:

“Thanks to leadership from Governor Mark Dayton and the DFL Legislature, Minnesota is moving forward into a new era of shared prosperity. More people are going back to work, schools are beginning to get the resources they need, more Minnesotans have affordable health care, taxes are fairer, and wages are going up. read more »

Sens. Franken, Kirk Introduce New Bipartisan Bill to Keep Costs Down for Employers & Workers

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Make “Reinsurance” Program More Fair

U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are proposing a bipartisan plan to provide relief to employers and workers and keep costs down for businesses throughout the country.  read more »

Report: Minnesota CEOs Paid 127 Times More than the Average Worker

2014 Executive PayWatch exposes high paid CEOs in the low wage economy

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According to the AFL-CIO’s 2014 Executive PayWatch website, the average CEO of a company based in Minnesota made $5,725,683, 127 times more than the $44,932 earned by the average Minnesota private sector worker.

This year, the highest paid CEO in the state of Minnesota is Gregg W. Steinhafel of Target. He makes 595 times more than the average worker in Minnesota.  read more »

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