2014 Political Endorsements

The Minnesota AFL-CIO has endorsed the following candidates for the 2014 Primary & General Elections. 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 »

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 »

Job Posting: Minnesota Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

WAI/WRTP/BIG STEP IS HIRING A “ Minnesota Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program Coordinator”.     read more »

Franken: Corporations must give workers and retirees fair treatment in bankruptcy

U.S. Senators Al Franken (D-MN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation today to curb abuses that deprive employees and retirees of their earnings and retirement savings when businesses collapse. read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO 52nd Constitutional Convention - Sept. 21-23, 2014

The Minnesota AFL-CIO 52nd Constitutional Convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel on September 21 – 23, 2014.  Important dates to keep in mind are:

Week of July 14  - Convention Call will be mailed out. read more »

Labor 2014 Campaign Schools

Labor 2014 will kick off this summer with four regional Campaign Schools to train union activists and staff for the upcoming campaign to elect candidates who will fight for our issues. 

Topics covered: why politics matter for union members and their families; messaging and the 2014 elections – how to share the most impactful messages with our co-workers and friends; organizing at your worksite; and volunteer recruitment best practices.  read more »

Minnesota AFL-CIO announces second round of endorsements

Labor federation backs candidates for Secretary of State, Congress, and the Legislature read more »

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