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May 26
Local 920's Roberta Suski, pictured here with her family, supports paid family leave for state employees which got reinstated despite GOP maneuvering.
Local 920's Roberta Suski, pictured here with her family, supports paid family leave for state employees which got reinstated despite GOP maneuvering.

BREAKING NEWS: State Paid Parental Leave Is Back


The GOP's maneuvering to kill local control of measures that would improve life for workers has backfired.

May 24

Collective Bargaining Under Attack in Minnesota


Hundreds fill Capitol to protest last-minute GOP moves

May 24

Stop the Republican Attack on State Employee Rights


Call Governor Dayton immediately

May 23
Theresa St. Aoro, Carol Bruner, Jean Birttnen, Jeff Birttnen, Eric Pascal and Pat Guernsey keep watch on Minnesota House proceedings Monday night.
Theresa St. Aoro, Carol Bruner, Jean Birttnen, Jeff Birttnen, Eric Pascal and Pat Guernsey keep watch on Minnesota House proceedings Monday night.

Minnesota Legislature Goes into Special Session


Tentative agreement reached on budget

May 19
James Hemshrot of AFSCME Local 404 takes a photo of himself in the ER after being assaulted by a patient at Minnesota Security Hospital.
James Hemshrot of AFSCME Local 404 takes a photo of himself in the ER after being assaulted by a patient at Minnesota Security Hospital.

St. Peter Workers Assaulted by Patients


‘The Legislature only gives us half the tools to do our job.’

May 19
Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle, center, with AFSCME Council 5’s Jennifer Munt and Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. Kuhle calls LGA “the best tool to hold down local property taxes.”
Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle, center, with AFSCME Council 5’s Jennifer Munt and Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. Kuhle calls LGA “the best tool to hold down local property taxes.”

Supporting Funding for All Cities is a 'Minnesota Issue'


Mayors push Legislature to fund city services, help hold down property taxes

May 18
Transit advocates, including AFSCME Council 5, applaud Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to thank them for standing strong for Minnesotans in budget negotiations; Dayton and Smith applauded them back.
Transit advocates, including AFSCME Council 5, applaud Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to thank them for standing strong for Minnesotans in budget negotiations; Dayton and Smith applauded them back.

Activists Thank Dayton for Supporting Transit


‘We’ve got your back.’

May 17
AFSCME Council 5’s Jennifer Munt tells the crowd the Republicans want to gut the state General Fund and steal resources away from education and human services rather than provide new and needed funding for transportation.
AFSCME Council 5’s Jennifer Munt tells the crowd the Republicans want to gut the state General Fund and steal resources away from education and human services rather than provide new and needed funding for transportation.

Transit Cuts are 'Inhumane'


Bus and train riders push for funding.

May 15
Local 4001's Michael Crider
Local 4001's Michael Crider

Union Brings Security for Workers, Families


Father says public service job, union membership allow him to provide for his five sons.

Apr 28
Correctional officer Derek Magle (left) and AFSCME Council 5 legislative representative Max Hall testify before a joint Senate and House conference committee on why reopening the Appleton prison reduces public safety.
Correctional officer Derek Magle (left) and AFSCME Council 5 legislative representative Max Hall testify before a joint Senate and House conference committee on why reopening the Appleton prison reduces public safety.

AFSCME: Don’t Reopen the Private Prison in Appleton


GOP wants to spend millions on shuttered facility and cut millions from Corrections.

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