• 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


Support Striking Workers

In early November, workers walked off their jobs on a one-day strike at 70 different workplaces in the Twin Cities, at fast food restaurants and retail stores like Macy's. Most workers are making minimum wage and live paycheck to paycheck. read more »

Minnesota celebrates Apprenticeship Week with expansion into manufacturing

As the U.S. Department of Labor marks the first ever “Apprenticeship Week,” Minnesota is expanding apprenticeships into manufacturing. Minnesota is one of just three states partnering the AFL-CIO’s Working for America Institute and the Department of Labor to implement the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship program. read more »

Take the National Survey of Working Women

The AFL-CIO recently released the National Survey of Working Women to capture a multifaceted picture of the lives of working women across the country, both union and nonunion. read more »

Minnesota to Benefit from New Department of Labor Grants for Apprenticeship Programs

The Minnesota AFL-CIO applauds the Department of Labor for awarding millions of dollars in grant money to support registered apprenticeship programs across the country, including the newly-formed Minnesota Regional Training Partnership. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 7 - Senator Franken Talks Unions & Trade

United States Senator & union member Al Franken joins us to talk about his experience as a union member. He also tells us why he voted against Trade Promotion Authority.

Minnesota AFL-CIO Legislative Director Jennifer Schaubach stops in with a review of what did and didn’t happen during the 2015 Legislative Session. read more »

Still time for a comprehensive transportation bill

With less than two days remaining in the legislative session and no agreement on a comprehensive transportation bill, Minnesota AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Steve Hunter issued the following statement: read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 6 - Trade and the TPP

Our guest in the interview segment is Kaela Berg from the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition. We talk about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and what it means for working people in Minnesota. read more »

Minnesota’s CEOs Paid 305 Times More Than the Average Worker

According to the AFL-CIO’s annual Executive PayWatch report, Minnesota S&P 500 CEOs made an average of $13.9 million in 2014 – 305 times more than the average worker. The highest paid Minnesota CEO, Target’s Brian Cornell, made $28.2 million in 2014, 779 times the average worker’s pay. read more »

House GOP’s “Jobs” bill will lower & freeze wages, hurt job creation

Today the Minnesota House passed legislation that Republicans called a “jobs bill.” Looking closer at the legislation, it’s clear that it will hurt working Minnesotans. read more »

Statement on Governor Dayton’s State of the State Address

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

“Since taking office, Governor Dayton has provided the strong leadership Minnesota needs to take us from budget deficits to surpluses. His policies have helped put Minnesota’s economy back on strong footing while investing in the future. read more »

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