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Minnesota AFL-CIO Endorses Keith Ellison for Attorney General
August 16, 2018
The Minnesota AFL-CIO General Board voted unanimously to endorse Congressman Keith Ellison for Attorney General. “Throughout his entire career, Keith Ellison has fiercely defended workers’ freedom to organize...
Minnesota AFL-CIO Endorses Tim Walz for Governor & Peggy Flanagan for Lt. Governor
August 16, 2018
The General Board of the Minnesota AFL-CIO voted unanimously today to endorse Congressman Tim Walz for Governor and State Representative Peggy Flanagan for Lt. Governor in this November’s election. “Minnesota’...
Minnesota AFL-CIO congratulates working Missourians for defeating “Right to Work”
August 7, 2018
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on the rejection of Proposition A, the so-called “Right to Work” law in Missouri tonight: “Tonight’s election result in Missouri is a...
Workers remain united despite Supreme Court decision
June 27, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned four decades of precedent and sound law, making it harder for working people to join together in strong unions to build better lives for families and communities...
June 23: Pledge to Vote for Labor Endorsed Candidates
June 18, 2018
On June 23, union members across Minnesota are making a commitment to vote for candidates this November who will fight to protect our freedom to join together. We want to show all candidates and the public...
In the Face of Janus, AFL-CIO Launches Ad Campaign in Minnesota & Nationwide Calling on Working People to Organize
May 29, 2018
The AFL-CIO today announced a major, national print and digital ad campaign calling on workers to join together in the face of continued corporate assaults on the freedom to join together in union. An open...
Standing with working people, Governor Dayton vetoes corporate tax giveaways
May 23, 2018
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on Governor Mark Dayton’s vetoes of the omnibus tax and budget bills: “As he has done for nearly eight years, Governor Dayton once again...
New Report Names Minnesota the 31st Most Dangerous Place for Working People
April 26, 2018
According to a new report released today by the AFL-CIO, Minnesota had the 31st highest rate of workplace deaths in 2016. This analysis, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that 92...
Working people can’t afford to go backwards with Tim Pawlenty
April 5, 2018
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on Tim Pawlenty’s entry into the 2018 race for governor: “After eight years as governor, Tim Pawlenty left Minnesota worse off than when...
State of the State Address: Governor Dayton has been a champion for working Minnesotans and their families
March 14, 2018
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement following Governor Mark Dayton’s final State of the State address: “For the last seven years, Governor Dayton has been a champion for...
Minnesota AFL-CIO makes first round of 2018 political endorsements
March 6, 2018
The Minnesota AFL-CIO, the state federation of more than 1,000 affiliated unions announced its first round of endorsements for the 2018 election. The labor federation’s general board voted to endorse Amy...
Invest Surplus in Working People
February 28, 2018
The State of Minnesota today reported a budget surplus of $329 million. Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy made the following statement: “Today’s announcement is the ninth budget surplus under Governor...
Candidates for governor vie for labor support at state AFL-CIO forum
February 18, 2018
The four leading DFL candidates for governor made their pitch to union activists from across Minnesota today at a forum in St. Paul, promising to support working people and their organizations if elected....
2017 Minnesota AFL-CIO Legislative Report
February 9, 2018
Before the 2018 session of the Minnesota Legislature kicks off, we prepared a report on how our state legislators voted on issues important to working Minnesotans. This report provides descriptions of Labor’s...
2018 Precinct Caucus Information
January 23, 2018
Minnesota’s Precinct Caucuses are Tuesday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m. We’ve put together some frequently asked questions and sample resolutions to help you show your support for working families. Who can...
State's union membership increase shows working Minnesotans are demanding a voice at work
January 19, 2018
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics released data today showing Minnesota’s union membership rate rose from 14.2% of the overall workforce in 2016 to 15.2% in 2017 – an increase of 46,000 working...
Thanks to Governor Dayton, Minnesota doesn’t need to wait for job creating infrastructure
January 16, 2018
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on Governor Mark Dayton’s 2018 infrastructure proposal: “While Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress delay and play lip...
Minnesota AFL-CIO congratulates Tina Smith on her appointment to the US Senate
December 13, 2017
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on Lt. Governor Tina Smith’s appointment to the United States Senate: “Tina Smith in the United States Senate is good news for working...
Sexual harassment should never be tolerated at the Capitol or any workplace
November 9, 2017
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy responded to the recent news of allegations of sexual harassment at the Minnesota Capitol: “The reports of sexual harassment at the Minnesota State Capitol, a place...
Vote for Labor-endorsed candidates & ballot questions on November 7
November 5, 2017
November 7 is election day in cities and school districts across Minnesota. Minnesota’s Area Labor Councils and Regional Labor Federations have endorsed many candidates and ballot questions. We need elected...
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