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In the heart of Minnesota's political landscape, our union, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 5 orchestrated an unparalleled demonstration of solida

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. 

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External Relations and Planning Director, AFSCME Council 5

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Contact: Max Hall

[email protected]

(c) 612-247-3725

February 3, 2023

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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.

Our union wishes you a joyous, safe, and memorable Labor Day weekend! This is your holiday; Together, we will celebrate the fruits of our labor and the work you do that truly Makes Minnesota Happen and all of our communities!

Created in 1894, Labor Day is a federal holiday that is dedicated to working people who keep our communities functioning properly, contributing to our economy, and ensuring our democracy is strong.

15 years ago today, tragedy struck our state and sent shockwaves throughout our country. On August 1, 2007, the I-35W bridge collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 others.