Sunday September 15, 2019
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BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 5/02/19
Hundreds of immigrants, union members and activists marched to the Minnesota State Capitol on May 1, International Workers Day.
BY Wyatt Miller | Minneapolis, MN | 2/24/19
The streets were full of working-class solidarity on Saturday, February 23, when well over 100 people, including trade unionists, Latin America solidarity groups and anti-war activists gathered under the banner “U.S. hands off Venezuela!”
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 8/19/18
More than 100 Hennepin County AFSCME workers packed the Hennepin County commissioners board meeting, August 14, to protest two issues currently being negotiated in their union contract.
BY S. Sanchez | Minneapolis, MN | 5/09/18
On May 7, over 300 workers rallied on the plaza of the Hennepin County Government Center during the opening day of contract negotiations.
AFSCME
BY staff | Memphis, TN | 4/04/18
Members of AFSCME and other unions, along with civil rights activists, marched in Memphis, April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 3/20/18
It may have been Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, but the sea of green in downtown Minneapolis was not a display of holiday revelry, it was a sign of an important labor struggle, as over 200 AFSCME Hennepin County Medical Center clerical and technical workers, along with supporters, picketed to demand a decent contract.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 2/17/18
Trade unions and their supporters are mobilizing for the Feb. 24 Working People's Day of Action.
AFSCME
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 9/10/17
About 100 members of Teamsters Local 320, AFSCME Local 3800, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and others rallied Sept. 8 on the University of Minnesota campus at the McNamara building to demand decent contracts for the university workers’ unions.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/09/17
A row of chairs reserved for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents sat empty while university unions held their own public hearing on university budget, June 8.
Labor
BY Cory Oliver | Milwaukee, WI | 3/10/17
On March 7, management of the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) announced layoffs an cuts to hours for 14 members of AFSCME Local 526, which is 8% of the workforce. After six months of negotiations and two quick months after contract ratification, these hard-working men and women found out with zero warning that their position at the museum will either be cut or working hours permanently reduced. Those who are facing reduced hours will lose their health benefits and livable wages to support their families.
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