About Us

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 300,000 members of over 1,000 local unions throughout Minnesota.

The mission of the Minnesota AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation. To accomplish this mission, we work to:

  • Build a broad movement of Minnesota workers by helping workers join and form unions.

  • Support Minnesota workers as they bargain with employers to improve their living conditions and workplaces, as well as their communities, state and nation.

  • Strengthen the voice of Minnesota working families at all levels of government and in a changing global economy.

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is a key part of the nation's largest and strongest labor federation—the AFL-CIO, which unites 12.5 million working people of every race and ethnicity and from every walk of life.

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