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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces. This year the struggle continues to create good jobs in this country that are safe and healthy and to ensure the freedom of workers to form unions and, through their unions, to speak out and bargain for respect and a better future. It's time for our country to fulfill the promise of safe jobs for all. read more »