CWA-NABET Members Demonstrate fot a Fair Contract
Veterans for Employee Free Choice Act, Moorhead, MN May 2009 Western Area Labor Council
Paul Sutherland, BCTGM Member, Moorhead, Minnesota
Employee Free Choice Act forum with Minnesota Nurses Association and Workers Interfaith Network
AFGE Transportation Security Officers with Senator Franken
Laura Askelin calling Members of Congress for health insurance reform
Working America Jobs Roundtable December 2009
The 2013 Minnesota Legislature adjourned at midnight on Monday, bringing to a close one of the most productive legislative sessions for working Minnesotans in a generation. read more »
According to a new AFL-CIO report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, 60 workers were killed in Minnesota in 2011. read more »
The Minnesota House, today, passed legislation that would increase the state minimum wage to $9.50 per hour over three years and tie future increases to inflation. Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement in response:
“The Minnesota House took a huge step forward today in ensuring better wages for hundreds of thousands of hard working Minnesotans. The minimum wage has continued to lose value over the last 40 years; this legislation would begin to restore some of its buying power. read more »
Today's announcement of a roadmap to citizenship for more than 11 million aspiring Americans is a testament to the unstoppable momentum in our country to create a just and compassionate immigration policy.
Minnesota's Labor movement is committed to working with our affiliate unions and community partners to ensure that a roadmap to citizenship becomes a reality this year. read more »
As the 2013 Legislative Session entered its second month, the Minnesota AFL-CIO announced it’s Agenda for Middle Class Dignity & Fairness as a way for state lawmakers to help level the playing field for middle class families. The agenda includes significantly increasing the state’s minimum wage, adding consequences for employers who lock workers out, and new privacy protections. read more »
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson is calling on the Minnesota Orchestra to be honest about its budget situation if it plans to continue requesting state money. Knutson's message comes in light of a Minneapolis Star Tribune report showing how the orchestra's governing board arranged finances in order to achieve favorable outcomes in state bonding requests & labor negotiations. The orchestra received state financing for a construction project & has now locked out its union musicians. read more »
For generations, the sugar beet industry has been the lifeblood of Northwest Minnesota’s Red River Valley.
Now, American Crystal has put all of this in jeopardy by locking out workers.
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Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement in response to the 2012 election results:
"Yesterday, Minnesotans once again voted in record numbers and made their voices heard loud & clear.
Minnesotans firmly rejected the politics of division, restriction, & corporate greed and embraced a call to build a better state for today & tomorrow. read more »