AFSCME MN Historical Society Workers Reach TA on First Contract


Contact: Max Hall

External Relations and Planning Director, AFSCME Council 5

[email protected]

(c) 612-247-3725

AFSCME Minnesota Historical Society Workers Reach Fair and Equitable First Contract!

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. – AFSCME Council 5 Executive Director Julie Bleyhl released the following statement after a Tentative Agreement on a first contract was reached between AFSCME Local 3173 workers at the Minnesota Historical Society and management:

"Our entire AFSCME Council 5 family of 43,000 workers extends a huge congratulations to Minnesota Historical Society AFSCME workers for reaching a Tentative Agreement on their first union contract that meets their 3 identified goals as a local union: Raise the Floor, Recognize Years of Service, and Regular Raises! These workers' hard-fought campaign for a fair and equitable first union contract proves the Union Difference and shows the incredible power of solidarity and direct action while fighting for the dignity and respect that all workers deserve.

"MN Historical Society workers from across our state will live more dignified lives because of this union contract. Through many months of hard work and countless direct actions including rallies, petition drives, community involvement, and creative and expert use of social media and storytelling produced a Tentative Agreement that will improve staffing conditions so workers can continue to deliver the incredible programs and exhibits that all Minnesotans enjoy and learn from.

"To these workers: We are so proud you are a member of our AFSCME Council 5 family and congratulate you on this hard-fought victory! Congratulations!" 


AFSCME Council 5 is a labor union representing more than 43,000 workers who advocate for excellence in services for the public, dignity in the workplace, and opportunity and prosperity for all workers.