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 »

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 Organizing Institute Training

November 14, 2014 (All day) - November 16, 2014 (All day)

The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute will be holding a 3-Day Training in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN on November 14-16, 2014. The training will be held at the Education Minnesota Headquarters, located at 41 Sherburne Ave., St. Paul, MN  55103.  read more »

Election for governor a clear choice between Dayton’s continued prosperity or Johnson’s extreme failed policies

Following Tuesday’s primary election, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement: read more »

Interior Department and AFL-CIO’s Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Sign Agreement to Restore Minnesota National Parks and Other Public Lands

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Interior and the AFL-CIO affiliated Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding announcing national park revitalization efforts in eight states, including Minnesota, through the USA’s all-volunteer “Work Boots on the Ground” program. read more »

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