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We're excited to announce that AFSCME members who work for the State of Minnesota in Bargaining Units 2-7 have  voted officially to ratify the agreement reached in June. This contract

As AFSCME members, we’re committed to serving the public and giving back. This holiday season, AFSCME Locals around the state lived our union values by taking part in a variety of community giving programs. It’s just one more way we’re walking our talk: helping our neighbors, lifting up working families and strengthening the communities where we work and live.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Contact: Trisha Harms, 651-287-0558, [email protected]

AFSCME Council 5 is proud to endorse Stu Lourey for Minnesota State Senate in the special election in Senate District 11, which will take place on Feb. 5, 2019.

At the AFSCME International Conference in Boston this year, we remembered that, despite the attacks on labor unions, AFSCME will and does Rise Up! Taking the ‘Rise Up!’ message to Las Vegas, AFSCME International gathered over 160 volunteer member organizers (VMOs) from around the country to share the benefits of collective bargaining.
“I love to talk,” says Minnesota Corrections Officer Rick Neyssen with a chuckle.
My lost-time experience further enhanced and strengthened my love for being part of our union. I’ll only work union from now on. I want to encourage everyone who doesn’t know much about the union or is looking for change, to consider participating in our member organizing program.
November’s midterm was, as we’ve all heard, one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. Our rights, our freedoms, our health, safety, security and dignity were all on the line. Working Minnesotans didn’t just get the message – we shouted it from the rooftops. Through thousands of conversations AFSCME members mobilized voters to elect candidates who share our union values.
The combined efforts of staff, parents and community keep a child development center open. Their victory brought them together as a staff and made them stronger as a union. “If we work together, we’ll be protected,” Wakeham said. “Our voices will be heard. The more voices we have, the stronger we’ll become.”
Union jobs gave Amanda and Justin Aurelius something priceless this summer and fall: Time off together with their new baby and toddler son, and the means to buy their very first house. “We wouldn’t have the life we have if it wasn’t for our union.”