Labor Movie Night: Modern Times

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:00pm
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Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group's support due to the union's public relations' worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales — resulting in an alliance between the two communities.

Popcorn, soda, beer and wine will be available during the film; donations appreciated.

Ongoing labor movie events the 3rd Friday of every month. Check out the 2015 schedule here!

Labor Movie Night is sponsored by AFSCME Council 5, AFSCME Local 3800, AFSCME Council 5 Next Wave, AFSCME Local 2822, AFSCME Local 34, AFSCME Local 1164, AFSCME Local 607, Teamsters Local 638, AFSCME Local 552, IBEW Local 292, Minneapolis Labor Review, UNITE-HERE Local 17

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Jun 23

AFSCME and Teamsters Testify at the Board of Regents Budget Hearing

On Friday, June 12 the Regents held their annual Public Hearing where the University community has the opportunity to give their comments on the budget. Members of AFSCME 3800 and Teamsters 320 spoke on behalf of the 4,000 frontline workers at the U of MN. We testified about the growing economic gap between administrators and frontline workers, disparities in benefits between employee groups, and the need for real wage increases for frontline workers. We also shared first hand experiences regarding the struggle to make ends meet and to raise a family and retire with dignity. 

Jun 18

Negotiations Update #2: June 16, 2015

The second round of negotiations for the 2015-2017 contract between AFSCME 3800/3801 and the University of Minnesota happened on June 16, 2015. Janel Mendoza, member of bargaining team and clerical on the Morris campus, reports on the second round and the responses from the U.

Jun 18

Divide Grows at the University

By Michael Kuchta, AFSCME Council 5.

IB ImageThe University of Minnesota is building a caste system that increasingly takes care of those at the top while it pushes lower-paid, frontline workers further and further behind, union activists told the Board of Regents Friday.

“The University’s wage and benefit policies increase the gap between the haves and have-nots, and it’s got to stop,” says Cherrene Horazuk, president of Clerical Workers Local 3800.

Jun 10

Workers object to U of M’s continued wrong priorities at Regents Budget Hearing

On Friday June 12, University of Minnesota campus union workers will hold a press conference regarding the U of M proposed budget before testifying inside the McNamara Alumni Center (200 Oak St SE, Minneapolis) at the Regents public budget hearing. 
At the hearing members of U of M AFSCME and Teamsters Local 320, which collectively represent over 4,000 University workers, will testify on the U of M budget proposals. 
Jun 08

Contract Negotiations 2015 Officially Begin

Negotiations for the 2015-2017 contract between AFSCME 3800/3801 and the University of Minnesota formally opened on June 3, 2015. Our union committee presented our proposals, which were determined by surveying clerical workers system-wide regarding needs, issues, and priorities. The proposals were then finalized and ratified by the Clerical Assembly - an elected committee of over 100 clerical workers statewide. Our message to the University administration was simple: we need raises and respect; we bargain for our families; and we deserve equity in benefits with other employee groups.  

Jun 08

Contract Negotiations 101: Upcoming Info Sessions

Are you new to a unionized workplace and don't know what we mean when we talk about contract negotiations? Have you been at the U for years, but haven't paid attention to negotiations in the past? Do you have questions you haven't been able to ask or were afraid to? Now's your chance! 

Join us at a Contract Negotiations 101 Information Session and learn more about the contract, proposals, and the negotiations process. Some of the questions we'll be answering include:
What issues do we negotiate over?
Why don't we start negotiating earlier?
How can we win bigger salary increases and stronger contract language?
Pizza will be provided for meetings on the Twin Cities Campus. Please RSVP, so we order the right amount.
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