Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bernie Burnham made the following statement on yesterday’s election results:
“The 2022 election showed that no matter where we live or what we look like, union members can make change when we join together in common purpose.
“Over the course of 13 weeks, Labor 2022 campaign volunteers had tens of thousands of conversations with their fellow union members at the doors, on the phones, at the worksite, and online about the importance of electing Labor-endorsed candidates up and down the ballot.
“With reelected Labor-endorsed leaders like Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan, Attorney General Ellison, Secretary of State Simon, and Auditor Blaha ready to work with a Pro-Labor Minnesota House and Senate, working Minnesotans have a historic opportunity to reign in corporate power and truly level the playing field in our state.
“On Tuesday night, Governor Walz called Minnesota a ‘union state.’ Over the next two years and beyond, working people are going to show what a union state looks like.”