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We received 86 scholarship applications for the Al Church Scholarship 2020-2021 Program.

Congratulations Linda Kresal!

We are at once happy and sad to announce the retirement of AFSCME Council 65’s long time Finance Director, Linda Kresal.

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against

There are countless reasons against voting for Donald Trump in November. But this election isn’t just about Donald Trump. AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains why working people should cast their ballots for Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president:

Today the labor movement in this country and across the world mourns the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. From her early days as an advocate and attorney, to her 27 years as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg has been a steadfast ally for working families in America.  Through her opinions and dissents, she showed a fierce commitment to the rights and the plights of everyday Americans. Like many public employees, she was driven by a desire to serve.

Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to nursing homes. But according to a recent study, one factor that determines how fatal a COVID-19 outbreak will be is whether that nursing home is unionized.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt. Often, these T-shirts feature slogans like “Rise Up” and “Never Quit.”

To Lee, these are much more than just slogans. They’re principles that guide him as president of AFSCME. As his mom, the meaning behind these phrases evoke a long and powerful legacy within our family.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, according to the latest Gallup poll.

For Immediate Release
12 August 2020
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Joseph Schulte – Communications Director
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Frontline CentraCare-Monticello Technicians, Support Staff, Nurses, EMS to Picket for Fair Contract

What is required, what is not?

On Wednesday 7/23, Governor Walz joined 28 other states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico in implementing a face covering requirement for Minnesota. Face Coverings combined with social distancing is the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19. The requirement begins Friday 7/24 at 11:59pm. We advise members to carry masks on them at all times in preparation to comply with the new rules.