Union Workers Rally Outside Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis

AFSCME Says Walker Methodist Health Center Trying To Bust Union

Workers at Walker Methodist Health Center are fighting management again to keep their union — and at the same time try to negotiate for a living wage. A rare employer-initiated election to decertify the union will likely happen sometime in December.

Rep. Drazkowski meets with AFSCME members

Would “baby monitors” eliminate home care jobs?

AFSCME Council 5 posted the following video online today of its contentious meeting with Minnesota State Representative Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa). Drazkowski faced harsh questioning from union members for his support of legislation that could slash 20,968 public and private sector jobs in health and human services.

Gov. Mark Dayton thanks Minnesota unions for helping him win the election

Today’s UpTake: Working Families Day at State Capitol

Today at the State Capitol, organized labor takes center stage. The Minnesota AFL-CIO, together with Education Minnesota, AFSCME Council 5, MNA, IAFF and the Pipefitters will rally at 11:30 a.m. in the Rotunda to oppose the so-called “Right to Work” legislation, which uses Orwellian language while scaling back labor rights.