Labor backs legislation ensuring workers are paid what they earn

Addressing a large, but rarely talked about problem, the Minnesota AFL-CIO announced today that it was partnering with lawmakers and workers on legislation to crack down on wage theft. read more »

Road Trip with MN Young Workers to Next Up Young Worker Summit in Chicago

The Minnesota Young Workers will be attending the Next Up Young Worker Summit this March 19-22. We are encouraging all young workers to attend this fruitful summit to learn, share, and strengthen organizing and leadership skills in the workplace, in our unions and in our communities. 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 »

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 »

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