March with AFSCME at the 2018 LGBTQ Pride Parade!

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 11:00am

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Parade begins at 11 a.m.
Downtown Minneapolis
(Parade route)
Join AFSCME & Minnesota AFL-CIO’s working families as we walk in the 2018 Ashley Rukes LGBTQ Pride Parade this year! Bring family and friends, wear your AFSCME green shirt and let’s march! Email for more information.
Jun 21

Janus v. AFSCME What's at Stake?

​What is this case really about? The case aims to erode the same unions that have improved our lives and the communities we serve. The corporate special interests behind this case do not believe that working people should have the right to negotiate a fair return on our work.

Emergency Response Call to Action

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 5:00pm

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Date TBD - Day of Supreme Court Decision
5:00 p.m.
1934 Truckers Strike Memorial
701 N 3rd St, Minneapolis MN 55401
The Supreme Court is on the verge of a devastating attack on the rights of unions & workers that will have huge negative ramifications. They will announce their ruling in the 'Janus v. AFSCME Council 31' case in the next couple weeks and everyone expects them to rule against unions.

The day the ruling is announced, join AFSCME 3800 and other unions at the 1934 Teamsters strike memorial at 701 N 3rd Street in Minneapolis to speak out. As they try to force workers back to a past where unions are basically criminalized, we will build on our past of fighting to win workplace dignity in the spirit of the Teamsters strike in 1934. Email if you would like to join us.
Jun 04
Teachers are showing us the way forward
Teachers are showing us the way forward

The University Worker - Notes from the Front (Desk) JUNE 2018 ISSUE #5

Check out issue #5 of The University Worker - Notes from the Front [Desk]. This issue includes articles such as Judicial Attacks on Workers’ Rights & Wave of Statewide Teacher Strikes, AFSCME Endorses Erin Murphy for Governor, I Work with Mark Janus. Here’s How He Benefits from a Strong Union, and Legislature Passes Pension Bill.

June Membership Meeting

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 5:15pm
  Tuesday, June 26, 2018
5:15 – 7:00 p.m.
West Bank, Humphrey School 15

(with phone connections for greater Minnesota participants upon request)

Please join us on Tuesday, June 26 at 5:15 p.m. for our monthly membership meeting at the Humphrey School.  Newly elected officers, executive board representatives, and trustees will be sworn in at this meeting. 
May 17

New Parental Leave Policy is a Big Win for All University Staff

Due to our efforts and those of other employee groups, the University passed a new parental leave policy, effective April 18, 2018 that is great for our members and the whole University Community. 

Apr 16

New Union Resource: AFSCME Council 5 MemberLink

AFSCME members can now register online at our state council webpage at to instantly view details about your membership status, local, contracts, Council 5 field rep contact and other information.

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