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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 »

Workers speak out against Jeff Johnson’s opposition to minimum wage increases

Responding to Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson’s opposition to minimum wage increases, workers who are actually impacted by minimum wage rates.  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 »

2014 Political Endorsements

The Minnesota AFL-CIO has endorsed the following candidates for the 2014 General Election. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Minnesota AFL-CIO 52nd Constitutional Convention - Sept. 21-23, 2014

The Minnesota AFL-CIO 52nd Constitutional Convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel on September 21 – 23, 2014.  Important dates to keep in mind are:

Week of July 14  - Convention Call will be mailed out. 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 »

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 »

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