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The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal

The annual AFSCME Family Picnic will be Sunday, August 19, 2018, 1-5 p.m.

The following applicants were selected to receive one $600 scholarship ($300 Fall/$300/spring) for the 2018-2019 academic year:

On the heels of high profile walkouts, new organizing and spiking approval for unions, union leaders see the SCOTUS decision as a rallying point to unrig the economy and put workers first.

June 2018 Letter to Local 4001 

Sisters and Brothers: 

I hope everyone is having a relaxing summer and you can take time and re-energize yourself. 

I have waited to send this out in the hopes that there would be some/any news to share about the Janus attack on our Union.  We are still in the “wait and see” mode but recent rulings from the court do not look good.  As soon as any information is received, I will make sure to share it with you. 

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Pictured: Keith Kracht. Photo Credit: Member-provided photo.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

A new report shows Minnesota is a better state for working people than Wisconsin by nearly every important measure.

The Economic Policy Institute compared the two states’ records following the end of the Great Recession and the election of Gov. Mark Dayton and Gov. Scott Walker, from 2010 to 2017. The EPI says it looked to Minnesota and Wisconsin because of our two states’ proximity and widely diverging political policies.