In an effort to assist affiliate unions in extending membership to more working Minnesotans, the Minnesota AFL-CIO has hired Todd Dahlstrom as the state labor federation’s Director of Organizing and Growth.
“Minnesota’s unions are increasingly hearing from workers who want a voice at work and have asked their state federation to provide support in organizing efforts,” said Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson. “With Todd Dahlstrom, our affiliate unions have one of the best organizers in the state supporting their efforts.”
Prior to joining the Minnesota AFL-CIO, Dahlstrom served as Lead Organizer for SEIU Local 26 for 10 years. While at SEIU, he organized thousands of Twin Cities security officers, led two successful strikes, and trained and led union members and community groups in direct action against corporate targets to win for working people.
“Minnesota unions are stepping up in their organizing efforts to improve the lives of working Minnesotans and I’m excited to support their work,” Dahlstrom said.
Todd lives in St. Paul with his wife Debbie and dog Big Bill Heywoof. He has two grown children.