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Support Nellie Stone Johnson bust at the Capitol

Together we can help labor establish its rightful place in our Capitol

We have the opportunity to permanently remind Capitol visitors, including school children, of the important role labor has played in our state. read more »

Job Opening: Field Staffer, East Central Minnesota Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

The East Central Minnesota Area Labor Council is currently taking applications for a full-time Field Staff position to begin February 2, 2015. This position will be based primarily out of the St. 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 »

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