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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 »

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 »

Job Posting: Minnesota Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

WAI/WRTP/BIG STEP IS HIRING A “ Minnesota Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program Coordinator”.     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 »

March with us in the Twin Cities Pride Parade June 29th!

Union members are invited to walk with the Minnesota AFL-CIO in the 2014 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade this June 29th! We are thrilled to continue the long tradition of walking in the parade as well as supportin read more »

Winning for Working Women: Women’s Economic Security Act panel event

Women in Leadership program at the Minnesota AFL-CIO and the MN Women’s Consortium are pleased to present:

Winning for Working Women: What the Women’s Economic Security Act means for working families in Minnesota

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 read more »

Deadline extended for Nellie Stone Johnson scholarships

The deadline to apply for Nellie Stone Johnson scholarships, which are available to minority students from union families, has been extended to May 31.  read more »

Order your Brick Paver for the Labor Pavilion

Engraved brick pavers are being placed in front of the Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. Get your name or logo engraved on a brick paver for $350 dollars. For any questions contact Steve Hunter at 651-227-7647, ext. 113.

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