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Correctional Sgt. Anna Koktan, a Council 5 Executive Board member, joins a long line of men and women in blue on CPC Lobbying Day.
Correctional Sgt. Anna Koktan, a Council 5 Executive Board member, joins a long line of men and women in blue on CPC Lobbying Day.

Workers are a Force in Blue at Corrections Lobby Day


The latest legislative news from Council 5

AFSCME members and retirees gather to watch as a bipartisan bill to strengthen our pension systems for decades to come takes an important first step.
AFSCME members and retirees gather to watch as a bipartisan bill to strengthen our pension systems for decades to come takes an important first step.

Governor Calls for Swift Action on Pensions and for Fiscal Responsibility


Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Republicans to make passing the pension bill their “first order of business.”

Renardo and Angie Straughter
Renardo and Angie Straughter

MLK Stories, Family Ties Inspire Activism in AFSCME Member


“Regardless of what adversity you face, you’ve got to keep trying and not let it break you.”

AFSCME field representative Nickson Nyankabaria (left) and U of M professor Keith Mayes
AFSCME field representative Nickson Nyankabaria (left) and U of M professor Keith Mayes

AFSCME, Students Honor MLK with Call to Vote, Activism


Activists gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of MLK’s assassination.

Members Can Watch the Gubernatorial Screening Live


AFSCME Council 5 is looking for a candidate who shares our values and has a plan to win.

State Contract Approval: What You Need to Know


Congratulations AFSCME Council 5 members! Your activism worked.

Local 22 member Jacqueline Terry of the state Department of Employment and Economic Development is among the thousands of state workers who will get raises, after the Legislature passed their contracts Monday. Terry helped push for passage of these contracts at Day on the Hill on March 20.
Local 22 member Jacqueline Terry of the state Department of Employment and Economic Development is among the thousands of state workers who will get raises, after the Legislature passed their contracts Monday. Terry helped push for passage of these contracts at Day on the Hill on March 20.

State Contracts Approved


The Minnesota Legislature has approved contracts for state public workers.

David Garmany and Diane Moe are Minneapolis park directors who are president and secretary, respectively, of one of AFSCME’s newest locals.
David Garmany and Diane Moe are Minneapolis park directors who are president and secretary, respectively, of one of AFSCME’s newest locals.

AFSCME Welcomes a New Local whose Members Make Our Parks Happen


“We’ve got a strong voice and support from our union."

AFSCME Members Raise the Capitol Roof at Day on the Hill


More than 1,000 AFSCME Council 5 members from across Minnesota turned the state Capitol green.

AFSCME Council 5 legislative representative Max Hall and Sgt. Rick Neyssen testify about the need for strategic investment in our correctional system and sentencing reform, rather than reopening the vacant Appleton prison.
AFSCME Council 5 legislative representative Max Hall and Sgt. Rick Neyssen testify about the need for strategic investment in our correctional system and sentencing reform, rather than reopening the vacant Appleton prison.

Reopening Appleton on the Legislative Agenda Yet Again


AFSCME takes a firm stand against doing any kind of business with for-profit prison corporations like CivicCore.

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