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2016 Political Endorsements
October 4, 2016
The following candidates have been endorsed by the Minnesota AFL-CIO for the 2016 election. You can vote early by mail or in-person. You can also register to vote at the polls on Election Day, November 8....
Governor, unions call on members to vote Nov. 8
September 27, 2016
Governor Mark Dayton recounted his record in office to the Minnesota AFL-CIO convention Tuesday – and urged union members to turn out to vote Nov. 8. The importance of the November elections was a recurring...
VIDEO: What it's really like working for Donald Trump
September 15, 2016
UNITE HERE members who work at Trump hotels speak out against Donald Trump - "Less pay. No respect. More abuse." That's what it's like working for Donald Trump.
Working Peoples' Voices Lifted at the Democratic National Convention: A Recap
July 29, 2016
Working people and the issues we care about have been a prominent part of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. The program has been filled with union leaders and members, members of...
Three Points About the Republican Convention and the Fate of American Democracy
July 22, 2016
Working people in unions are uniquely positioned to demand and defend democracy—government by all the people. Working people know that only in a democracy do we have a chance to be heard. And so today, after...
Donald Trump's VP Pick Proves He Doesn't Stand with Working Families
July 15, 2016
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to Donald Trump choosing former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate: "Congratulations to Donald Trump on the second worst...
Trump: A Complete Fraud On Trade
June 29, 2016
In a new video, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka calls out Donald Trump for his complete hypocrisy on trade. While Trump makes grand promises on trade, his history tells us a different story.
AFL-CIO Votes to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President
June 16, 2016
The General Board of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO voted today to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. The endorsement reflects a comprehensive, democratic process initiated a year ago...
Labor 2016 Campaign Schools
June 12, 2016
Your local Regional Labor Federation/Area Labor Council and the Minnesota AFL-CIO will kick off Labor 2016 this summer with campaign schools to train union activists and staff for the upcoming campaign to...
Labor 2016 Days of Action
June 12, 2016
Join your union brothers and sisters for doorknocking in support of Labor-endorsed candidates. Organized by your local Area Labor Council/Regional Labor Federation. August 17, 4:30 to 8:30pm - Thanks for a...
Trump Seems to Be Fine with Outsourcing to "Right to Work" States
May 4, 2016
Not surprisingly, Donald Trump trashed the North American Free Trade Agreement and outsourcing in his Hoosier primary victory speech, which was typically long on style and short on substance. “We’re going to ...
Bethany Winkels joins Minnesota AFL-CIO as Field & Member Development Director
February 29, 2016
Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy today announced that Bethany Winkels will serve as Field and Member Development Director. Bethany brings her background in legislative, electoral, and organizing...
Minnesota AFL-CIO announces first round of 2016 political endorsements
February 25, 2016
The Minnesota AFL-CIO announced its first round of endorsements for the 2016 election cycle, today. The Minnesota AFL-CIO’s General Board, consisting of representatives of affiliate unions throughout the...
Minnesota AFL-CIO Endorses Angie Craig for Congress
February 22, 2016
DFL Second Congressional District candidate Angie Craig announced today that the Minnesota AFL-CIO endorsed her campaign for Congress. “I am so proud to be endorsed by the Minnesota AFL-CIO and the thousands...
2016 Precinct Caucus Information
February 18, 2016
Minnesota’s Precinct Caucuses are Tuesday, March 1. We’ve put together some frequently asked questions and sample resolutions to help you show your support for working families. Who can participate in the...
Minnesota AFL-CIO Endorses Peggy Flanagan in House District 46A Special Election
November 19, 2015
The Minnesota AFL-CIO voted today to endorse Peggy Flanagan in the special election for Minnesota House District 46A. The seat is being vacated by Representative Ryan Winkler, who recently resigned. The...
Minnesota AFL-CIO Statement on 2014 Election
November 5, 2014
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...
2014 Voting Checklist
October 19, 2014
Election day is Tuesday, November 4. Do you have everything you need to be able to exercise your right to vote? First, check your voter registration status. Already registered? Great, find your polling place...
Labor 2010 Endorsed State Office Candidates
October 21, 2010
Want to find out where you vote? Check out our online voter guide at www.middleclassmn.org Constitutional Officer Endorsements Governor & Lieutenant Governor Mark Dayton & Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL...
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