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AFSCME Council 5 members attended every Pension Commission meeting this legislative session, including the vote on the Omnibus Retirement Bill Wednesday, to show support for strong pensions.
AFSCME Council 5 members attended every Pension Commission meeting this legislative session, including the vote on the Omnibus Retirement Bill Wednesday, to show support for strong pensions.

MN Pension Commission OKs Harmful Bill


Party-line vote doesn’t go far enough to protect pensions, cuts retiree COLAs.

Correctional Sgt. Rick Neyssen testifies against private prisons as the bill's sponsor, Rep. Tim Miller, looks on.
Correctional Sgt. Rick Neyssen testifies against private prisons as the bill's sponsor, Rep. Tim Miller, looks on.

Experts say Minnesota should be wary of taking over CCA prison


Other states and counties found hidden costs.

Sophia Christian
Sophia Christian

Tell HCMC to Respect Sophia


'They had just cut my position. I felt like I got socked in the gut, like somebody died.'

Members of Local 151 show off their #UNION pride!
Members of Local 151 show off their #UNION pride!

Show Your #UNION Pride: A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words


We're counting on YOU to help show the power and importance of strong unions.

Legislative Session Brings Wins, Blocked Poison Pills


AFSMCE members were a strong, green presence at the Capitol this legislative session.

DFL & AFSCME-endorsed Gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy
DFL & AFSCME-endorsed Gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy

AFSCME’s Candidate for Governor Wins DFL Endorsement


Erin Murphy wants to create politics that improve people’s lives.

Caption: Gov. Dayton applauds the crowd, including workers up in the balconies, before signing the pension bill into law.
Caption: Gov. Dayton applauds the crowd, including workers up in the balconies, before signing the pension bill into law.

Governor Signs Pension Bill


A bill to stabilize public pensions gets signed into law.

AFSCME members celebrate the passage of the pension bill.
AFSCME members celebrate the passage of the pension bill.

Legislature Passes Pension Bill!


The bill now goes to Gov. Dayton for his signature.

Gloria Alt and Ron Krueger share a story at the Retirees United annual convention.
Gloria Alt and Ron Krueger share a story at the Retirees United annual convention.

Retirees Group Celebrates Five Years of Action


In just five years, the group’s built its membership to 2,770 retirees.

AFSCME members, staff and retirees Jeff Vars, Dan Gorman, Dylan Green, Jeff Birttnen, Pat Benner, Ron Krueger, Della Hulter, Mary Benner and Delphine Steiner watch Friday as the Omnibus Pension Bill takes another step forward.
AFSCME members, staff and retirees Jeff Vars, Dan Gorman, Dylan Green, Jeff Birttnen, Pat Benner, Ron Krueger, Della Hulter, Mary Benner and Delphine Steiner watch Friday as the Omnibus Pension Bill takes another step forward.

Omnibus Pension Bill Clears another Hurdle


A House committee just passed a pension bill to secure state public retirements for decades.

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