Upcoming Events

04/29/2017 - 9:30am

St. Paul Ward 4 Caucus and Ward Convention

St. Paul caucuses are coming up. Caucuses are a great way to get involved in local politics and champion issues important to union members and all working people.

04/29/2017 - 10:00am

St. Paul Ward 6 Caucus and Convention

St. Paul caucuses are coming up. Caucuses are a great way to get involved in local politics and champion issues important to union members and all working people.

04/29/2017 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm

MN State Retiree Council 14th Annual Fun(d)Raiser

Free admission, food and parking Silent auction Music Games Hourly Raffles And a whole lot more!



04/30/2017 - 12:00pm

St. Paul Ward 3 Caucus and Ward Convention

St. Paul caucuses are coming up. Caucuses are a great way to get involved in local politics and champion issues important to union members and all working people.

04/30/2017 - 1:00pm

St. Paul Ward 7 Caucus and Convention

St. Paul caucuses are coming up. Caucuses are a great way to get involved in local politics and champion issues important to union members and all working people.

Repeats every week every Monday and every Wednesday until Mon May 01 2017 except Wed Apr 12 2017.
05/01/2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

North Branch School Referendum Phone Bank with the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation

Every child deserves access to safe schools and equal opportunity for learning in our communities schools. Labor supports our teachers, our communities and our public schools.  Join us in the effort to pass a much needed referendum for North Branch Area Public Schools that will allow much needed repairs to be made, improve athletic spaces and invest in classroom technology.
 
We will train you and give you all the tools you need to make a difference. For more information or to RSVP for any of our phone banks, please
call Vicki Beebe at 651-222-3787 x120 or email vabeebe@...

For more information, contact:
Vicki Beebe
05/02/2017 - 7:00pm

David Noble Lecture with Roderick Ferguson

The annual Noble Lecture honors a groundbreaking professor of American Studies by offering fresh perspectives on our history and culture. This year’s presenter is Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, speaking on “The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora.”


Untold Stories is coordinated by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit thefriends.org or call 651-222-3242. Co-sponsors include AFSCME Council 5, Camphor Memorial United Methodist...

05/03/2017 - 7:00pm

1917 – A Look Back

Go back in time to 1917 for a look at politics and labor, from the nonpartisan league to the Twin Cities Streetcar Strike, to women’s suffrage. Panelists include Augsburg College History Department Chair Michael Lansing, author of Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics; local historian and former engineer Dave Riehle; and Dr. Jill Zahniser, co-author of Alice Paul: Claiming Power.

Untold Stories is coordinated by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit thefriends.org or...

05/06/2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Family Security and Retiree Power in a Time of Crisis

You're invited to join an action-oriented discussion about resisting attacks on affordable health care, our pensions and social safety net, and how we can organize for power to make them better.

Register now, at aflcio.mn/retirees17

Keynote Speaker: Robert Roach Jr., National President, Alliance for Retired Americans

Action Prep Sessions include:

Best organizing practices Saving our pensions Threats to our social safety net and how to make it stronger Good affordable health care for all Communicating effectively Young & old organizing together
05/09/2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm

MN AFL-CIO Executive Board meeting

05/09/2017 -
10:45am to 12:30pm

Understanding Social Security and Medicare

Are you wondering if you will continue to receive your Social Security and Medicare after you worked hard your entire life and paid into it? Are you wondering if Social Security and Medicare will be available for you when you retire? The Retiree Council and The East Central Area Labor Council has the answers to those questions and more at an informative and educational presentation. There is no charge and a light lunch will be served. Pre-registering reserves your seat.

For more information, contact:
Jane Conrad
05/09/2017 - 7:00pm

Nativism and Resistance – Then and Now

The politicization of anti-immigrant fears is nothing new, nor are grassroots efforts to resist such campaigns.  Join East Side Freedom Library co-executive director Peter Rachleff as he discusses the ways that business and political leaders promoted nativism in WWI era Minnesota as a means to squelch the labor movement and its farmer allies. Peter’s presentation will bring us into a conversation between the past and the present as we consider the re-emergence of nativism today.

Untold Stories is coordinated by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. All events are free...

05/15/2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

West Area Labor Council/Red River Valley Activist Training - Willmar

Since last November's Election, Union Members and Activists across the Country and throughout Minnesota have been rising up and looking for ways to Stand Up Together. The time is NOW! Please join fellow union members & activists at an Activist Training! This 2-hour crash course will feature educational, motivational & skill-building activities. Together, we can Change the Rules - Please join us! A light meal will be provided.

05/15/2017 - 7:00pm

Racism in our Hometown: The Story of the Arthur and Edith Lee Family

Presented by the APWU Solidarity Kids Theater Theater

The multi-media puppet show introduces the Lee Family in the years following WWI. Arthur Lee was an African American, WWI veteran who worked at the Minneapolis Post Office, and moved into an all-white neighborhood. His union coworkers, a majority of whom was white, protected his family when police failed to defend the family against the racist mobs that numbered around 3,000 and tried to force him from his home. The puppet show emphasizes the significance of the Lee family’s courageous struggle and its enduring inspiration in the...

05/18/2017 - 6:00pm

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids

Professors William Jones, Yuichiro Onishi, and James Robinson will provide a portrait of the early history of the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters and Maids, from the participation of A. Philip Randolph to the presence of the Brotherhood in St. Paul, and how the workers are remembered today.


Untold Stories is coordinated by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit thefriends.org or call 651-222-3242. Co-sponsors include AFSCME Council 5, Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, East Side...

06/13/2017 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

MN AFL-CIO General Board meeting

Location TBD

07/11/2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm

MN AFL-CIO Executive Board meeting

09/20/2018 - 12:00pm to 09/22/2018 - 1:00pm

MN AFL-CIO 54th Constitutional Convention