News Releases

“United for Jobs” to be Exposed

4-26-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Friday, April 26, 2013
CONTACT:
Leslie Sandberg (651) 746-9767
Donald McFarland (651) 308-8098

AFSCME and MAPE Denounce Deceptive Corporate Front Group Ad Campaign

(St. Paul, Minn.) -- The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) and AFSCME Council 5 today denounced the “United for Jobs” initiative as a misleading and deceptive paid advertising campaign. While the TV and radio ads are designed to make the audience believe that “United for Jobs” wants to safeguard Minnesota families and small businesses, in reality, “United for Jobs” is funded by corporate advocacy groups that want to protect the pocket books of their multi-millionaire members.

Child Care Collective Bargaining Act Clears House Health and Human Services Finance Committee

3-22-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2013
CONTACT: Jennifer Munt, 651-357-8544

St. Paul, MN – Legislation authorizing home-based child care providers to choose whether or not to have a union and bargain collectively with the state cleared the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Thursday, leaving just one committee in each the House and Senate before final floor votes. This legislation would improve care for children and make it more affordable for working parents.

Child Care Collective Bargaining Act Clears House Labor Committee

3-15-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2013
CONTACT: Jennifer Munt, 651-357-8544

St. Paul, MN – Legislation authorizing home-based child care providers to bargain collectively with the State of Minnesota cleared the House Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries Committee today. This legislation would improve care for children and make it more affordable for working parents.

Child Care Collective Bargaining Act Clears Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee

3-12-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2013
CONTACT: Jennifer Munt, 651-357-8544

St. Paul, MN – Legislation authorizing home-based child care providers to bargain collectively with the State of Minnesota has cleared the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee. This legislation would improve care for children and make it more affordable for working parents.

Child Care Collective Bargaining Act Clears Senate State and Local Government Committee

3-12-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2013
CONTACT: Jennifer Munt, 651-357-8544

St. Paul, MN – Legislation authorizing home-based child care providers to bargain collectively with the State of Minnesota was passed today in the Senate State and Local Government Committee. This legislation would improve care for children and make it more affordable for working parents. The bill includes both licensed and legally unlicensed providers who receive subsidies from the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) because all children need to be prepared for school and success in life.

AFSCME CALLS ON LEGISLATURE TO SUPPORT GOV. DAYTON’S BUDGET

2-28-2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2013
CONTACT: Jennifer Munt, 651-357-8544

With today’s forecast projecting that Minnesota will be facing another deficit coupled with uncertainty about the federal sequester, AFSCME Council 5 calls on the state Legislature to support Gov. Dayton’s “Budget for a Better Minnesota.”

AFSCME Council 5 Day-on-the-Hill: Rally in Rotunda at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26

2-22-2013

FOR RELEASE: February 22, 2013
CONTACT: Jennifer Munt, 651-357-8544

Members of AFSCME Council 5 – one of Minnesota’s largest and most politically active unions – will come to the State Capitol Tuesday to help shape a state budget that will grow good jobs and the middle class.