By Laura Askelin, President, Southeast Minnesota Area Labor Council read more »
The Price of Privatization and the Trade-offs of Free Trade: Labor Violations in Colombia on the One Year Anniversary of the Free Trade AgreementSubmitted by jhayssen on April 11, 2013 - 6:53am
Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m.
CWA Local 7200 hall
3521 East Lake Street, Minneapolis read more »
AFSCME’s Next Wave young worker groups bring energy, fresh ideas and tech savviness to renew the labor movement
By Rich Popsichal and Michael Hartel, AFSCME Next Wave & Council 5 executive board members
Our 2012 AFSCME Council 5 convention opens a new chapter and hope for the future as we elected 9 Next Wavers to our 43 seat council executive board this past fall. We are excited to be part of the team and bring fresh ideas. Our union in Minnesota is strong, dedicated and hardworking and we are proud to be a part of it. read more »
Hunger strike, protests resume in support of injured GM workers in Colombia
DETROIT - On the same day that General Motors was up for the U.S. Secretary of State’s “Award for Corporate Excellence,” a crowd of about 50 activists protested Wednesday at the steps of GM’s world headquarters in Detroit, chanting “down with exploitation, up with mediation!” In Washington, D.C., where the corporate award ceremony had taken place earlier in the day, a small contingent demonstrated outside the U.S. State Department. read more »
SAVE THE DATE! The next Minnesota Young Workers meeting is set for Thursday, January 31, 2013.
346 Larpenteur Ave West
St. Paul, Minnesota 55113
Laborers Local 132 has generously donated their hall for us to meet in. read more »
On the anniversary of the national Occupy Homes movement we will return to the home of Bobby Hull, a US Marine who made international news by fighting for his home and winning, to share food and honor the victories of the past year.
From there we will march to a vacant home in the neighborhood to move in a family made homeless by the greed of Wall Street and the big banks, affirming the human right to safe and equitable housing for all.
Guest appearances by Brother Ali and other special artists. read more »
Attention young union members ages 18-35(ish)! On Thursday, October 11, young union members all across the state will be calling for our labor-endorsed candidates. It’s a chance to make a difference, build power for workers and network with other young union members. Will you step up and phonebank with us?
The statewide calling night came out of direct next steps from the Minnesota Young Workers Convention held in Rochester in mid-September.
Please find the region where you live and click on the RSVP for details on where to call. read more »
The workers are currently on a hunger strike, but their families are also enduring hunger and facing devastating economic circumstances, including utility shut-offs and foreclosures. To give you a sense of the reality they are facing, when the hunger strike lifted during a failed mediation, the workers did not have anything to eat.
Supporting these workers financially has just become much easier. Wellspring UCC is going to collect funds and send them to the workers from now until October 9th, 2012. read more »
Join us at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion at the Minnesota State Fair August 23-September 3 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. We have tons of union members to talk with, fun things to do at the pavilion, intreguing demonstrations and music for all!
Here's a schedule of confirmed events. We will continue to update it in the coming days:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
Actors' Equity Association Host: CAT BRINDISI
10:30 a.m. IBEW Pipebending Demonstration
Minnesota Twins' organist SUE NELSON, time tbd read more »