Minnesota AFL-CIO Statement on 2014 Election

Following the 2014 election, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement:

“Despite a massive Republican wave that swept the nation, a majority of Minnesota voters re-elected working families champions Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Al Franken, and Congressman Rick Nolan. read more »

Job Opening: Greater Minnesota Worker Center Organizer

Greater Minnesota Worker Center (GMWC) is an organization where workers build power to lead the struggle for fair wages, better working conditions, basic respect and a voice in workplaces. We are an organization of workers and for workers, committed to winning this struggle and in doing so, create a better future for the next generation. read more »

Workers speak out against Jeff Johnson’s opposition to minimum wage increases

Responding to Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson’s opposition to minimum wage increases, workers who are actually impacted by minimum wage rates.  read more »

2014 Political Endorsements

The Minnesota AFL-CIO has endorsed the following candidates for the 2014 General Election. An endorsement from the Minnesota AFL-CIO means that the candidate has a strong commitment to supporting the values and priorities of working people. read more »

2014 Organizing Institute Training

November 14, 2014 (All day) - November 16, 2014 (All day)

The AFL-CIO Organizing Institute will be holding a 3-Day Training in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN on November 14-16, 2014. The training will be held at the Education Minnesota Headquarters, located at 41 Sherburne Ave., St. Paul, MN  55103.  read more »

Election for governor a clear choice between Dayton’s continued prosperity or Johnson’s extreme failed policies

Following Tuesday’s primary election, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson issued the following statement: read more »

Interior Department and AFL-CIO’s Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Sign Agreement to Restore Minnesota National Parks and Other Public Lands

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Interior and the AFL-CIO affiliated Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding announcing national park revitalization efforts in eight states, including Minnesota, through the USA’s all-volunteer “Work Boots on the Ground” program. read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO announces more legislative endorsements

In its third round of 2014 endorsements, the Minnesota AFL-CIO has thrown its support to an additional 46 State House candidates, include House Speaker Paul Thissen.  read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO hires Bill Breon to coordinate union member candidate recruitment

In a new effort to support union members running for public office and ensure working Minnesotans have more voice in local government affairs, the Minnesota AFL-CIO has hired Bill Breon as the state labor federation’s Path to Power Coordinator. read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO names Todd Dahlstrom as Organizing/Growth Director

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. read more »

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