Public Statements

February 12, 2021: AFSCME Council 5 Secures the Rights of Workers in Court

April 13, 2021: Hennepin County Paralegals Join AFSCME Council 5

April 15, 2021: Daunte Wright Should Be Alive Today

April 16, 2021: Statement Supporting the Right to Protest and the Minnesota National Guard

April 21, 2021: For First Time Ever, the Minnesota House Voted to Extend Unemployment Insurance for Hourly School Employees

April 22, 2021: AFSCME Council 5 Applauds MN House Passage of Tax Bill That Respects Workers

April 27, 2021: AFSCME Council 5 Opposes Senate State Government Finance Bill

May 13, 2021: AFSCME Council 5 Supports Minnesota House Vote to Legalize, Tax, and Regulate Adult-Use Cannabis

June 1, 2021: AFSCME Council 5 Reacts to State Employees Receiving Layoff Notices

July 17, 2021: AFSCME Council 5 Secures Major Victory in District Court

July 27, 2021: Letter to the Frontline Worker Pay Working Group

October 5, 2021: Letter to MN Senate Human Services Reform Committee re: Vaccine Policies

October 5, 2021: Letters to US Senator Amy Klobuchar, US Senator Tina Smith, US Representative Dean Phillips, US Representative Angie Craig, US Representative Betty McCollum and US Representative Ilhan Omar re: Lowering Prescription Drug Prices for working people and retirees.

October 28, 2021: Executive Director Julie Bleyhl and AFSCME Corrections Policy Committee statement demanding safe staffing in all workplaces.

October 28, 2021: Executive Director Julie Bleyhl statement on President Biden and Congress reaching a deal on the Build Back Better agenda.

November 17, 2021: Minnesota Historical Society Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Unionize with AFSCME Council 5

December 14, 2021: AFSCME Hennepin County Members Completed Voting on Next Contract

January 19, 2022: Hennepin County AFSCME Locals 34 and 2822 File Intent to Strike

January 19, 2022: Governor Tim Walz's Local Jobs and Projects Plan Will Build a Stronger Minnesota

January 20, 2022: Move Minnesota Forward Budget Honors Frontline Workers and Invests in Our Future

January 31, 2022: AFSCME Council 5 and 65 Letter to Senator Tina Smith Regarding US Senate hearing on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Responding to the Growing Crisis.

February 3, 2022: Call to Action on Frontline Worker Pay

February 7, 2022: Letter in support of Recruiting, Revitalizing and Diversifying Health Care Workforce and Addressing Staff Shortages

February 14, 2022: Letter to MN Senate on Expansion of Unemployment Insurance Legislation

March 8, 2022: AFSCME Council 5 Letter of Support for Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59 Strike

March 12, 2022: AFSCME Council 5 Condemns Ramsey County Board’s Vote to Close Ramsey County Care Center

April 4, 2022: AFSCME Council 5 Letter to Senators Klobuchar and Smith, and Representative McCollum expressing our gratitude for their support for Regions Hospital Emergency Department expansion

April 24, 2022: AFSCME Council 5 Executive Director Julie Bleyhl to Attend Governor Tim Walz’s State of the State Address

April 30, 2022: FrontLine Worker Legislation Passes; More is Necessary; Frequently Asked Questions One-Pager

June 8, 2022: AFSCME Council 5 Announces Workers’ Organizing Victory at Cornerstone

June 17, 2022: Minnesota Senate Republicans Walk Away from Addressing Minnesotans’ Needs

July 25, 2022: Anti-Worker Lawsuits Dismissed; Workers Win, Yet Remain Vigilant