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 »

Register today for the MN Union Women's Retreat

Registration is now open for Labor Education Service's Minnesota Union Women's Retreat happening April 22-24, 2015 at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge in Brainerd Lakes Area.

Register today!  read more »

Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Minnesota AFL-CIO Shar Knutson issued the following statement on President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address: read more »

2015 MN AFL-CIO Scholarships & Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarships

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is proud to have scholarships available for union members and their dependents.    read more »

Labor Leadership Grants

The Tobey Lapakko Labor Leadership Grant is available to women who are union members in good standing; the Charles McKenna Leadership Grant is available to men who are union members in good standing.   read more »

State continues to post budget surpluses despite years of Republican fear mongering

Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement on today’s state budget forecast:

“Minnesotans learned today that their state government continues to be on sound financial and economic ground. 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 »

Minnesota AFL-CIO Statement on 2014 Election

Following the 2014 election, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement:

“Despite a massive Republican wave that swept the nation, a majority of Minnesota voters re-elected working families champions Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Al Franken, and Congressman Rick Nolan. 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 »

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