Council 65 - Representing Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota

AFSCME Council 65 believes that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect. AFSCME is one of the leading advocates for working women and men in Minnesota.
No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin.

On October 5th and 6th 2018 AFSCME Council 65 Delegates will gather in Mankto Minnesota for our 55th annual convention.  There will be workshop opportunities on Friday, Elections of AFSCME Council

Every year AFSCME Council 65 gives out scholarships within each District of our membership.  The scholarship was formed in honor of Al Church the founder of AFSCME Council 65.  This scholarship is

It's AFSCME's mission to give you every advantage to get ahead. That's why we've partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College.  Through the AFSCME Free College benefit, you and your family members can earn an associate degree, completely online – for FREE.

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AFSCME Council 65 represents 14,000 workers in Minnesota and South Dakota with more than 300 separate Local Unions.  Council 65 Members are employed by cities, counties and school districts, health care facilities and non-profit organizations.

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