An $80 million con is targeting public workers


A national group is out to "defund and defang" unions by going after members.

AFSCME Endorses Erin Murphy for Governor


The Executive Board representing Council 5 members endorsed the state representative Thursday.

About 300 AFSCME members protested outside a new Hennepin Healthcare facility including January Evans of Local 2474.
About 300 AFSCME members protested outside a new Hennepin Healthcare facility including January Evans of Local 2474.

HCMC Workers Protest for Fair Contract, Safe Workplace


Workers ask management for the same dignity and respect with which they care for patients.

Rep. Debra Hilstrom asks legislators to pass state worker contracts. (Image from The UpTake’s live stream)
Rep. Debra Hilstrom asks legislators to pass state worker contracts. (Image from The UpTake’s live stream)

GOP Interferes With State Contract Vote


Republican lawmaker guts state contract approval by adding poison pills.

Workers from the City of North St. Paul are in negotiations after forming their own union with AFSCME. (Front row, left to right) Barb Huelsman, Cynthia Govan and Karin Derauf. (Back row, left to right) Martin Waldera, Terri Slama, Dominic Jara and Lauren Pack.
Workers from the City of North St. Paul are in negotiations after forming their own union with AFSCME. (Front row, left to right) Barb Huelsman, Cynthia Govan and Karin Derauf. (Back row, left to right) Martin Waldera, Terri Slama, Dominic Jara and Lauren Pack.

North St. Paul Organizes for Dignity and Respect


Workers ran a strong and unified campaign to gain their union.

Kim Jorgensen (right) was able to be with her partner, Sam, during a life-threatening illness, thanks to her fellow AFSCME Local 34 members.
Kim Jorgensen (right) was able to be with her partner, Sam, during a life-threatening illness, thanks to her fellow AFSCME Local 34 members.

AFSCME Local is Like Family


When Kim Jorgensen’s partner faced a life-threatening illness, her coworkers stepped in.

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will fill Al Franken's U.S. Senate seat.
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will fill Al Franken's U.S. Senate seat.

Ms. Smith Goes to Washington!


Gov. Dayton Picks Tina Smith to Replace Al Franken.

“Deer season is an explosion of phone calls,” says AFSCME Local 1465 Executive Board member Sonja Davidson, who works in the DNR information center.
“Deer season is an explosion of phone calls,” says AFSCME Local 1465 Executive Board member Sonja Davidson, who works in the DNR information center.

DNR Workers Take the Hassle out of Deer Season for Hunters


When deer-hunting season is about to open each year, DNR workers say there’s a buzz in the air.

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.'

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 Endorses Tina Smith for U.S. Senator


“Tina is a proven champion for working families."

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.

Syndicate content