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Minnesota AFL-CIO

Aug 1, 2014

Businesses brace for minimum wage impacts

The new state law creates a five-tiered system that ramps up the minimum wage over the next three years.

Nov 19, 2013

Franken, Dayton endorsed by Minnesota AFL-CIO

Franken's 98 percent career voting record in favor of AFL-CIO positions is the fourth-highest among all U.S. Senators.

Aug 13, 2013

LIPP: Public Policy Achievement (Workers’ compensation reform)

Shar Knutson and Brad Lehto, Minnesota AFL-CIO; David Olson, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

May 1, 2013

Workers’ comp bill moving in both chambers

State lawmakers are introducing a workers’ compensation proposal that business and labor leaders alike regard as the most significant change to the system in 18 years.

Apr 29, 2013

Amended minimum wage bill heads to House floor

Legislation that would significantly raise the state's minimum wage for the first time in eight years is headed to the House floor. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, cleared the Ways and Means Committee on a voice vote Monday.

Jan 29, 2013

Labor lays out legislative agenda

The Minnesota AFL-CIO wants to boost the minimum wage to $10.55 an hour and index it to inflation moving forward. That would be an increase of nearly 50 percent over the current rate of $7.25 an hour.

Nov 7, 2012

Amendments: From anxiety to elation at ‘Vote No’ parties

Frenetic early-morning celebrations capped an historic Election Day in which Minnesota voters defeated two ballot initiatives that were a hallmark of the GOP-controlled Legislature that swarmed to victory two years ago on a national wave.

Aug 1, 2012

Amendment groups sit on cash, bide their time

Despite the continuing legal drama surrounding the two constitutional amendments headed for this fall’s ballot, the groups formed to support or defeat the amendments to outlaw gay marriage and mandate voter ID are in something of a holding pattern

Mar 13, 2012

AFL-CIO fights ‘right to work’ with new political committee

On Tuesday, the group announced it would run television and radio ads targeted at handful of Republican senators.

Aug 8, 2011

MN AFL-CIO opposes gay marriage ban

The labor umbrella group Minnesota AFL-CIO is officially opposing the constitutional amendment proposal on the 2012 ballot to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Feb 22, 2011

Dayton, unions rally for Wisconsin public employees

Union members and allies rallied in the Capitol to show support for public employees in Wisconsin, who have been staging a week-long protest over Gov. Scott Walker’s effort to restrict collective bargaining rights.

Feb 21, 2011

Unions will rally on Tuesday in support of Wisconsin workers

A little bit of Madison is coming to Minnesota. The Minnesota AFL-CIO is organizing a rally for Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol to show support for public employees in Wisconsin, who have been staging a week-long protest over Gov. Scott Walker's effort to curtail collective bargaining rights.

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