Huge Victory for Workers at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid!

"We are thrilled to announce that workers at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) have vot

As we start this special weekend, a time when we honor and remember Dr.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Workers Forming Union with AFSCME Council 5!

An overwhelming majority of workers at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid have come toge

It's no secret that the strength of a team lies in its unity. When individuals come together with a shared goal, we can achieve remarkable things. In the workplace, this principle rings especially true with joining your fellow co-workers in joining our union family. However, it's essential to recognize that the power of unity isn't just a concept; it's a tangible force that directly impacts your rights, benefits, and working conditions.

AFSCME Council 5 State Correctional Officers Ratify Landmark New Contract with the State of Minnesota

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. – AFSCME Council 5 Interim Executive Director Bart Andersen released the following statement after nearly 2,000 AFSCME Council 5 co

Longtime AFSCME Council 5 union member and leader Bart Andersen was appointed by the AFSCME Council 5 Executive Board to serve as Interim Executive Director and help lead our union with empowered staff and members from all across Minnesota.

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 initiative. AFSCME International, led by President Lee Saunders, has launched a bus tour across the country - with a stop right here in the "North Star State" alongside Council 5 Executive Director Julie Bleyhl and our union members.

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]

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