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Attend a Workers Memorial Day Event in Your Area

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. read more »

Doorknock to Help Pass a Job-Creating Transportation Bill

We need your help! Volunteer to join us as we talk to our neighbors about Minnesota’s transportation problem, including the need for reliable roads and bridges, safer local streets and more accessible transit statewide. 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 »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 4 - Organizing Fast Food Workers

April is here and we are back with a brand new episode!

This week we learn about a relatively new effort to organize fast food workers in the Twin Cities. Our guests are Blanca Gonzales a Minneapolis fast food workers & Veronica Mendez-Moore, an organizer with CTUL. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 3 - Young Workers

We’re back with another episode a lot sooner than we’ll normally be, but this is a time sensitive episode. read more »

Volunteer to Help Pass a Job-Creating Transportation Bill

Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure belongs to all of us, and it impacts each of us in unique ways. How we get around affects our wallets, our health the ability to do our jobs, and the number of jobs created. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 2 - Organizing Delta

It’s our second episode! We have a great show for you. Barb Kucera from Workday Minnesota is back with a labor new update. Our interview segment is with Neil McMahon & Angie Brewer, two Delta flight attendants who are active in the ongoing unionization effort. read more »

Workers, Legislators Support Bill to Modernize Workplace Scheduling Laws

Looking to ensure workers have a voice in how much and when they work, a coalition of worker advocacy groups, social justice organizations, labor unions and workers joined together with Rep. Rena Moran today to introduce the Fair Scheduling Legislation. read more »

Minnesota Works Podcast: Episode 1

Today we kick off the official podcast of the Minnesota AFL-CIO, "Minnesota Works." We get you up to date on news affecting Minnesota workers and the labor movement. Each episode features an in-depth interview with someone making a positive difference in the Labor movement, both in Minnesota and nationally. read more »

Charter school teachers stand up for students

Members and supporters of the Education Minnesota Federation of Charter School Employees at the Community School of Excellence, a K-8 charter school focused on Hmong language and culture located in St. Paul’s North End, attended the January 21st school board meeting in a show of solidarity and to speak out against the negative impact of staff turnover on student achievement.   read more »

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