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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.
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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 | Miami, FL | 2/26/18
Union members and leaders gathered at Bayfront Park in Miami Feb. 24, to rally for workers’ rights, immigrant rights and inter-union solidarity.
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BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 2/17/18
Trade unions and their supporters are mobilizing for the Feb. 24 Working People's Day of Action.
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BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/31/17
About 40 members of AFSCME Local 3800, Teamsters Local 320, and their supporters rallied in front of the admiration building, Morril Hall, Oct. 31 and then marched into the office of University of Minnesota’s President Kahler.
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.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/24/16
AFSCME 3800 members - clerical workers at the University of Minnesota - joined nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) on the picket lines June24 to show their solidarity.
BY David Hoskins | Washington D.C. | 5/09/16
Two of the largest and most influential labor unions in the U.S. have announced plans to substantially consolidate their work.
BY Richard Berg | Chicago, IL | 1/19/16
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner abruptly broke off contract negotiations with the more than 37,000 State of Illinois union workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. Rauner refused to negotiate any further, giving workers the ultimatum of a “last, best and final offer.”
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