After a lengthy negotiations process with the MN Department of Corrections and Minnesota Management and Budget, your AFSCME Council 5 Corrections Negotiations Team has just s

Longtime AFSCME Council 5 union member and leader Bart Andersen was appointed by the AFSCME Council 5 Executive Boar

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking event between AFSCME Council 5, AFSCME International, and the State of Minnesota as part of our union's Staff the Front Lines i

At the beginning of the contract negotiations process, AFSCME Council 5 members submitted more than 700 contract proposals and were engaged every step of the way. After going through all of the proposals and through the State Employee Policy Committee process that is run by members, for members, proposals were presented to the State in the multi-unit negotiations and separate supplemental negotiations.

In Minnesota, our union particularly, while also working alongside our allies and partner organizations, wasted no time this legislative session to work alongside our pro-worker, pro-democracy trifecta we worked so hard to elect in 2022. We delivered REAL and HISTORIC results directly for our members, retirees, all workers, and our communities. Our Council is renowned in our state for our legislative and political advocacy, and we are building upon this great legacy.

Over two days, more than 100 enthusiastic AFSCME Council 5 Presidents and local leaders gathered together for our highly anticipated AFSCME Council 5 AFSCME Strong Leadership Conference. Our goal is simple: Develop robust and transformative plans to educate, organize, and mobilize our members!

Happy Tax Day! Today, we celebrate the critical role that taxes play in funding the public services that our communities rely on and our workers need to continue to deliver these services. As public service workers, we understand firsthand the importance of well-funded public services in ensuring that our coworkers, loved ones, and communities thrive. 


Contact: Max Hall

External Relations and Planning Director, AFSCME Council 5

[email protected]

(c) 612-247-3725

February 3, 2023


Contact: Max Hall

[email protected] 

(c): 612-247-3725

AFSCME Council 5 Lauds New Juneteenth State Holiday

Today, Governor Tim Walz signed legislation into law ensuring that Juneteenth is a state holiday in Minnesota.