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AFSCME member Jenny Foster
AFSCME member Jenny Foster

Union is Lifesaver, Cost Saver for Mother and Daughter


Working union means living better. Ask Jenny Foster.

Child protection workers from St. Louis, Hennepin and Ramsey counties pack a legislative hearing to call attention to rising caseloads.  “When you’re working with limited options and resources, it makes tough decisions even tougher,” says Liz Siebenaler of Local 66.
Child protection workers from St. Louis, Hennepin and Ramsey counties pack a legislative hearing to call attention to rising caseloads. “When you’re working with limited options and resources, it makes tough decisions even tougher,” says Liz Siebenaler of Local 66.

Foster Home Shortage Hurting Kids, Workers


‘Everything kind of gets stretched thin.’

Charlie Krueger, the new president of Local 3139, listens intently at his first AFSCME Council 5 Presidents’ Meeting.
Charlie Krueger, the new president of Local 3139, listens intently at his first AFSCME Council 5 Presidents’ Meeting.

Several Locals are in Good, New Hands


Thoughtful planning for leadership transitions boosts powerful young voices. “We’ve got big shoes to fill.”

MnDOT worker and Local 637 trustee Doug Zarling
MnDOT worker and Local 637 trustee Doug Zarling

Workers Save Plane Crash Victim


“Anyone else would have done the same thing.”

Local 1623 president Jeffrey McDonald at Itasca State Park, where he got his start with the DNR.
Local 1623 president Jeffrey McDonald at Itasca State Park, where he got his start with the DNR.

Local President Drives Thousands of Miles to Empower Members


“The more numbers we have, the stronger we are.”

Cynthia Hassan of Ramsey County and Sara Crotteau of Hennepin County, who are both child protection workers, testify at the state Capitol Tuesday to let lawmakers know the challenges facing workers and the kids they try to keep safe.
Cynthia Hassan of Ramsey County and Sara Crotteau of Hennepin County, who are both child protection workers, testify at the state Capitol Tuesday to let lawmakers know the challenges facing workers and the kids they try to keep safe.

Workers Testify at Capitol to Keep Kids Safe


Child protection workers detail struggles, offer solutions

TA with State Includes Raises, Steps, Affordable Health Care


Bargaining team recommends ratification of 2-year deal

 “We have to lead with our values,” says Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez, the former U.S. Secretary of Labor. “Everyone who works a fulltime job should have a middle class life.”
“We have to lead with our values,” says Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez, the former U.S. Secretary of Labor. “Everyone who works a fulltime job should have a middle class life.”

Resistance Effort Gets Labor Boost


U.S. Rep. Ellison, DNC Chair Perez visit AFSCME Council 5 HQ

Local 3937 president Mary Austin asks the University of Minnesota to pay frontline workers fair wages.
Local 3937 president Mary Austin asks the University of Minnesota to pay frontline workers fair wages.

AFSCME Calls on U of M to Pass Fair Budget


Workers and students say Board of Regents is failing on transparency and accountability

Poison Pills Tarnish State Legislative Session


Anti-worker lawmakers tried to bust our union

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