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Leave No Worker Behind
March 18, 2020
With rapidly changing news, the COVID-19 pandemic has working Minnesotans on edge. These tough times remind us that no matter what we look like, where we live, or what's in our wallets, at our core we’re all...
Protect Minnesota's Wage Theft Law
February 26, 2020
Last year, Minnesota’s Labor Movement joined with community partners and lawmakers to pass the strongest protections against wage theft in the nation. By passing this bill, we made it clear that bosses who...
Minnesota AFL-CIO 2020 Legislative Priorities
February 11, 2020
The Minnesota AFL-CIO represents the shared voice, values, and priorities of our state’s Labor Movement. We believe that no matter where we come from, what we look like, or how we pray; all working people...
Working Minnesotans support Governor Walz’s historic Local Jobs & Projects Plan
January 15, 2020
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement in support of Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan’s historic Local Jobs and Projects Plan, which would invest more than $2...
November Forecast: Invest in Working Minnesotans
December 5, 2019
Responding to Minnesota’s November Budget Forecast reporting a $1.3 billion state budget forecast, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement: “The November forecast is proof that...
December 2: Labor Standards Briefing
November 26, 2019
In partnership with the Minnesota AFL-CIO, labor standards agencies in Minnesota invite you to participate in a December 2, 2019, informational webinar. Agency presenters will cover who they are, how best to...
2019 Minnesota AFL-CIO Legislative Report
October 15, 2019
We've run the numbers and tallied the votes. Find out how your legislator voted on issues important to working Minnesotans. View the 2019 Minnesota AFL-CIO Legislative Report
2019 Legislative Session a win for working Minnesotans
May 25, 2019
Much work remains for 2020 and beyond The Minnesota Legislature’s 2019 work came to a close on Saturday morning with significant gains for working people but much work remaining when lawmakers return next...
Minnesota Legislature Agrees to One of the Strongest Anti-Wage Theft Laws in the Nation
May 24, 2019
Following the news that a historic bill addressing the wage theft crisis in Minnesota was agreed to as part of the final budget negotiations, the Minnesota Coalition to End Wage Theft released the following...
Thank Governor Walz for Standing #WithThePeople
May 12, 2019
It’s crunch time for the 2019 Legislative Session. Governor Walz is deep in negotiations advocating for policies that will benefit working Minnesotans from all places and backgrounds. He needs to know we have...
Statement on Governor Walz’s 2019 State of the State Address
April 3, 2019
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement responding the Governor Tim Walz’s 2019 State of the State address: “Governor Walz made a strong case this evening for a state budget...
Invest budget surplus in working Minnesotans
December 6, 2018
St. Paul – Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on today’s state budget forecast showing a $1.544 billion budget surplus and an additional $2 billion in reserve: “Following...
2018 Minnesota AFL-CIO Legislative Report
September 13, 2018
Every Minnesota House seat is on the ballot this year. We prepared a report on how our state legislators voted on issues important to working Minnesotans. This report provides descriptions of Labor’s...
Standing with working people, Governor Dayton vetoes corporate tax giveaways
May 23, 2018
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on Governor Mark Dayton’s vetoes of the omnibus tax and budget bills: “As he has done for nearly eight years, Governor Dayton once again...
New Report Names Minnesota the 31st Most Dangerous Place for Working People
April 26, 2018
According to a new report released today by the AFL-CIO, Minnesota had the 31st highest rate of workplace deaths in 2016. This analysis, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that 92...
State of the State Address: Governor Dayton has been a champion for working Minnesotans and their families
March 14, 2018
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement following Governor Mark Dayton’s final State of the State address: “For the last seven years, Governor Dayton has been a champion for...
Invest Surplus in Working People
February 28, 2018
The State of Minnesota today reported a budget surplus of $329 million. Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy made the following statement: “Today’s announcement is the ninth budget surplus under Governor...
2017 Minnesota AFL-CIO Legislative Report
February 9, 2018
Before the 2018 session of the Minnesota Legislature kicks off, we prepared a report on how our state legislators voted on issues important to working Minnesotans. This report provides descriptions of Labor’s...
Thanks to Governor Dayton, Minnesota doesn’t need to wait for job creating infrastructure
January 16, 2018
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on Governor Mark Dayton’s 2018 infrastructure proposal: “While Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress delay and play lip...
Sexual harassment should never be tolerated at the Capitol or any workplace
November 9, 2017
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy responded to the recent news of allegations of sexual harassment at the Minnesota Capitol: “The reports of sexual harassment at the Minnesota State Capitol, a place...
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