Members of AFSCME – the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – delivered vans full of donations to Duluth’s Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center as part of the union’s annual convention.
All six Democratic Farmer Labor party candidates for governor will make their case Friday during a forum at the annual AFSCME Council 5 convention in Duluth. Anyone can view the event on a live stream at theuptake.org
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide two cases with potentially devastating effects on workers. One would deprive workers of the right to sue employers who steal their wages. The other would undermine the power of workers to bargain collectively through unions.
From dispatchers and utility line workers to health care professionals and FEMA employees, union members are stepping in to help during and after the devastating hurricanes in the southern United States. Numerous labor organizations also are conducting fundraising to aid affected communities.
Members of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and MAPE, the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, are set to vote on a new contract with the State of Minnesota.