We are certain that next November, Minnesota will vote NO on a constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples. That’s just who we are.
The well-funded opposition has a proven track record of winning by using fear tactics to change the conversation. In 29 other states, that's how they've claimed victory. We know how ugly this will get, and that's why we need your support early.
These are the same people who are pushing attacks against working people. We know their playbook. read more »
More than 350 members of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 165, Local 623 are on strike in Stearns County against the Polar Tank Trailer manufacturing facility. The workers voted overwhelmingly on December 1 to reject the company’s proposed contract language that would compromise job security. The company would not agree to a contract extension to continue bargaining without disrupting the plant’s production. The workers were left with no choice but to strike. read more »
In late December, the federal unemployment insurance fund will run out of money. Congress has never cut back on federally funded unemployment insurance when unemployment has been this high for this long. This time, though, it might just happen. Thousands of Minnesotans are in real danger of losing the one thing keeping their family above water. But, instead of supporting middle class families hit hardest by the bad economy, Representatives Paulsen and Cravaack choose to support the richest 1%. read more »
The already strained relationship between management of American Crystal Sugar Company (ACSC) and its 1,300 locked out workers was dealt another serious blow when recordings of anti-worker statements by ACSC President and CEO Dave Berg were made public this week. read more »
Union Veterans Council Calls on American Crystal Sugar to Truly Honor Veterans and End Lockout
Fargo, ND—Veterans and union members gathered at the Fargo Labor Temple today to commemorate Veterans Day and to honor the service of the many veterans who now find themselves locked out by their employer, American Crystal Sugar (ACS). read more »
Almost 25 million people are unemployed, underemployed or have stopped looking for work—and wages are essentially flat. The middle class is shrinking. Working people—the 99%—are told to sacrifice more while the rich keep getting richer.
And now Ohio workers—including nurses, firefighters and teachers—have lost some of their most basic rights under Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, which many say is even worse than what Gov. Scott Walker pulled in Wisconsin. read more »
The future of the United States Postal Service is being debated right now in Congress and our brothers and sisters from the National Association of Letter Carriers would like your help in this debate. One of the proposals being considered in the United States Congress is eliminating a day of delivery. This proposal would lay off about 80,000 employees from the postal service. Not only would it harm union members at the postal service but also the general public. read more »
It's time to get ready for the 2012 Legislative session and elections. Join fellow union members at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Legislative & Political Conference, November 15-16.
Minnesotans want to work. Since the start of 2008, Minnesota has lost 127,200 jobs. The worst economic crisis for the Great Depression has left people struggling to support themselves and their families. Unfortunately, politicians and the banks they bailed out have yet to take bold action to help create the jobs we need.
That’s why next week, across the country and here in Minnesota, we’re taking action. Find an action near you and let’s show those in power that Minnesota wants to work.
Wednesday, October 12 read more »