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MnDOT worker Jake Tillotson saved a driver from freezing to death in the swamp behind him. He spotted a damaged section of guardrail at 2 a.m., and when he investigated, he discovered a truck that had rolled onto its side.
MnDOT worker Jake Tillotson saved a driver from freezing to death in the swamp behind him. He spotted a damaged section of guardrail at 2 a.m., and when he investigated, he discovered a truck that had rolled onto its side.

MnDOT Worker Saves Driver from Freezing to Death


Dawn Patrol adds safety in Minnesota's coldest months.

“This is my home,” says correctional officer Maria Olanda Aguilera.  “I don’t know anything but this country. I would fight for this country – I would fight for this country before I fought for Mexico.”
“This is my home,” says correctional officer Maria Olanda Aguilera. “I don’t know anything but this country. I would fight for this country – I would fight for this country before I fought for Mexico.”

DACA Hits Home for AFSCME Members


Immigrants and DACA recipients work alongside us, keeping our coworkers and our communities safe.

AFSCME Council 5 members and retirees kept close watch at a Pension Commission hearing Wednesday.
AFSCME Council 5 members and retirees kept close watch at a Pension Commission hearing Wednesday.

Anti-Pension Arnold Foundation Comes to Capitol


AFSCME Council 5 members and retirees kept close watch at a Pension Commission hearing Wednesday.

Sgt. Rick Neyssen testifies last legislative session about why reopening the Appleton prison is a bad idea. Rep. Tim Miller, right, is pushing to reopen the prison owned by CoreCivic, despite ongoing opposition from correctional officers in AFSCME, and community and faith groups.
Sgt. Rick Neyssen testifies last legislative session about why reopening the Appleton prison is a bad idea. Rep. Tim Miller, right, is pushing to reopen the prison owned by CoreCivic, despite ongoing opposition from correctional officers in AFSCME, and community and faith groups.

Reopening Private Prison Would Cost More Than Expected


New report shows buying or leasing Appleton is a bad idea.

AFSCME International secretary-treasurer Elissa McBride
AFSCME International secretary-treasurer Elissa McBride

AFSCME Leaders Commit to Fight against Super-Rich Anti-Worker Forces


Dozens of local leaders vow to fight harder than ever against anti-worker forces.

AFSCME Local 66 Executive Board member Sandy Pernu-Wallin speaks out forcefully against racist fliers posted in the Iron Range. She was interviewed by KBJR Channel 6.
AFSCME Local 66 Executive Board member Sandy Pernu-Wallin speaks out forcefully against racist fliers posted in the Iron Range. She was interviewed by KBJR Channel 6.

AFSCME, City Condemns Hate Speech


"There is no way we can tolerate racial bigotry in our community.”

Participation in Special Elections, Caucuses is Crucial


Democracy is not a spectator sport!

Local 753 member Arthur Reischl puts on a blue bandage to join a silent protest pushing for better working conditions.
Local 753 member Arthur Reischl puts on a blue bandage to join a silent protest pushing for better working conditions.

Workers Protest Against Discipline for Sick Time


'No one should be afraid to call in sick.'

Local 3800 member Mattie Robinson votes on a two-year contract that members won with months of organizing and unity.
Local 3800 member Mattie Robinson votes on a two-year contract that members won with months of organizing and unity.

U of M Clerical Workers Approve Contract


“Every vote counts. Our contracts are really important to the way we work.”

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