AFSCME was joined by Teamsters, students and others in support of raises and respect for frontline workers.
AFSCME was joined by Teamsters, students and others in support of raises and respect for frontline workers.

Workers call on the U to invest in people instead of buildings


‘They’re driving us, their frontline workers, to poverty.’

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.'

Special Interests Try to Silence Workers


Janus v. AFSCME case is a right-wing assault against working people.

Jen Davey (left) and Hilary Hintsala are two of the AFSCME Local 3558 members at Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center who provide services to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Jen Davey (left) and Hilary Hintsala are two of the AFSCME Local 3558 members at Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center who provide services to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Workers Help Break the Cycle of Abuse


Domestic violence 'is the root of a lot of evil'

Friendly Competition will make 'Immeasurable' Difference


Locals are raising funds to help women & kids affected by domestic violence

Keeping Your Job While Caring for Loved Ones


Paid family leave: that's the union difference

Savitree Shrivbaran and Diane Shults, part of Walker's housekeeping staff, say workers pretty quickly realized "we wanted our union back."
Savitree Shrivbaran and Diane Shults, part of Walker's housekeeping staff, say workers pretty quickly realized "we wanted our union back."

Walker Workers are Thrilled to Regain a Unified, Stronger Voice


Housekeeping staff overwhelmingly approve bringing back voice in the workplace, union protections

AFSCME Council 5 executive director Eliot Seide
AFSCME Council 5 executive director Eliot Seide

We Will Not Let Hate Win


Director’s Column - Stepping Up

AFSCME member Anshitu Foge and field rep Nur D. Nur
AFSCME member Anshitu Foge and field rep Nur D. Nur

Worker Picks Up Phone, Dials For Respect


AFSCME member gets a quick response and empowering support from the new Member Action Center.

Trish Campbell helped Michelle Irwin quickly join AFSCME, which gave her family access to free college, and Irwin a strong collective voice.
Trish Campbell helped Michelle Irwin quickly join AFSCME, which gave her family access to free college, and Irwin a strong collective voice.

MAC provides quick member signup


New technology is giving members access to educational benefits and a stronger voice in just minutes.

The Member Action Center answers questions about grievances, contracts and much more at AFSCME Council 5.
The Member Action Center answers questions about grievances, contracts and much more at AFSCME Council 5.

New Resource Empowers Members


The Member Action Center finds the answers to member questions and helps build member power.

Work Union. Live Better.


This Labor Day, we fight to protect the freedom of all working people.

2017 Legislative Voting Scorecard


Where did your legislators stand on the issues that matter to you?

The AFSCME Council 5 state master negotiating team.
The AFSCME Council 5 state master negotiating team.

State Workers Ratify Contract


Members have approved a new two-year agreement with 95 percent of the vote.

State Employees Ratify New Two-Year Contracts


Contracts include raises, better health and dental coverage, and paid parental leave

Local 2829 members Jennifer Holstad, Barb Olafson and Andrea Ebner (left to right) line up to vote on their proposed state contract Monday at the DNR building in Saint Paul. All three work for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Local 2829 members Jennifer Holstad, Barb Olafson and Andrea Ebner (left to right) line up to vote on their proposed state contract Monday at the DNR building in Saint Paul. All three work for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Voting Starts on State Contract


Voting takes place this week across the state, from Monday through Friday.

Workers Remember the I-35W Bridge Collapse, Fight for Change


‘It was a mangled mess, twisted kind of like a tornado had ripped through it.’

Local 3887 president Jim Barbo helped negotiate a tentative agreement for state correctional officers that brings raises, improved health insurance and easier shift exchanges. Barbo, pictured above at a previous delegate assembly, served on the Unit 8 negotiating team with Local 915 president Jeff Vars.
Local 3887 president Jim Barbo helped negotiate a tentative agreement for state correctional officers that brings raises, improved health insurance and easier shift exchanges. Barbo, pictured above at a previous delegate assembly, served on the Unit 8 negotiating team with Local 915 president Jeff Vars.

Unit 8 Negotiators Reach Tentative Agreement


Proposal  includes raises and better health care for correctional officers.

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