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The 2017 Legislature convened January 3. The first week of session was ceremonial with lawmakers taking the oath of office and committees organizing themselves. The Capitol renovation is complete, doubling the amount of public space and repairing water damage, peeling paint and crumbling plaster. Now every Minnesotan can be proud of our beautifully restored gem.
Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.
Director’s Column – Stepping Up – October 15, 2016
With the November 8th election fast approaching, I’m asking you to BELIEVE. Not just in a particular candidate’s ability to bring real change to Minnesota, but to believe in our union’s collective power to make our state work even better.Read more >>>
“Right to Work” on steroids hits Minnesota legislature
Minutes of March 10 2016 General Membership Meeting
AFSCME has a packed agenda. Here are some of the big issues we’ll be focusing on. Read more >>>
DRAFT Minutes of February General Membership Minutes
Minutes of January 14 2016 Genral Membership Meeting. Will be updated after February 11th Meeting
On Monday, Jan. 11, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that seeks to undermine our rights to negotiate for fair pay and benefits that sustain our families.
Bad boss barred from another attempt to decertify for a year Read more >>>
University workers stand together to demand livable wages and reasonable family leave policies Read more >>>
Agenda for October 8, 2015 General Membership Meeting
Minutes of the September 10th General Meeting
AFSCME International threw down the challenge: It dared locals to sign up 50,000 new members before its July convention. Members in Minnesota and across the country responded – big time.
14 June 2012 General Membership Meeting Minutes
May 20th marked the one-year anniversary of the day the Legislature decided to put the anti-marriage amendment on the ballot. It's been a year full of organizing, fundraising, and talking to people about why marriage matters for all people, and why it's so very important to defeat this amendment in November.
To mark the anniversary date, there were more than 200 house parties held throughout Minnesota, allowing people to talk about why marriage matters to them, find out the latest information from Minnesotans United for All Famillies (the Campaign that is organizing to defeat the amendment) and do some fundraising.
Members of our Local 151 Marriage Commitee joined the efforts of the Civil Rights Alliance of Council 5, and hosted a party on May 19th. We had over 3 dozen people there, and raised more than $2500 for the Campaign.
Check out the full story on at afscmemn.org/united-marriageRead more >>>
March 29th - Rally on the lawn at noon, sign up to meet with your legislators throughout the day.
Make the commitment to unite for a day of action to defeat the amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples and equip ourselves with new skills to take back to our communities to move Minnesota forward for LGBT equality.
Sign up at outfront.org/takeaction/lobbydayRead more >>>
Don't Leave It Up To Luck! Come learn about all of the current legislative threats to Minnesotans.
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January 9th - Please join us for pizza and videos as we talk about Labor & Civil Rights: Past, Present and Future
One of the most important things you can do during the Holidays!
During the Holiday season you may find yourself gathering with people you don’t see very often. Please talk to them about why defeating the constitutional amendment is important to you.
In a unanimous vote on August 8, 2011, the Minnesota AFL-CIO General Board approved a resolution opposing the November 2012 constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.
06-09-11 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES
Local 151 Members supporting equality for GLBT met on the Kellogg Blvd East lawn on Monday, July 11, 2011 to learn more about the discrimination that is inherent in the proposed marriage amendment. Mary Larson, Vice President, spoke to the crowd about working for equality for all citizens, clients and colleagues.
In the 2012 election, there will be a question on the ballot asking voters to define marriage. The amendment is designed to restrict the rights of certain individual in MN. Local 151 has created a new committee to work to defeat the amendment. Read more...
What Does $1.8 Million in Cuts to Health and Human Services Look Like?
At the 3/31/11 Lunchroom meeting, we discussed the state budget situation and proposed resolutions to the $5 billion deficit.
The proposals include:
To change the majority vote in the Legislature, we need to change 5 minds in the House and 5 minds in the Senate. After our lunchroom meeting, several of you asked for tips and talking points for calling your legislators. This article was compiled by a combination of members who attended that meeting. Read the rest of the article here.
Here's how to reach 151 Officers and Stewards:
An active 151 Member emailed a request that we encourage members to contact Governor Dayton. We can thank him for his leadership so far, and emncourage him to stand strong against the House and Senate "Cuts Only" plans. This is a good idea! She's also been gracious enought o draft us an example letter for the Governor. Thanks!
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