Dec 13

Union Kids Cookies and Crafts

AFSCME locals 3800 and 2822 held the first annual Union Kids Cookies and Crafts on Saturday, December 8. Dozens of kids and their grown-ups spent the morning baking and decorating cookies and making crafts.

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. 
May 31

Walmart Workers Launch First-Ever 'Prolonged Strikes'

Walmart employees are on strike in Miami, Massachusetts and the California Bay Area this morning, kicking off what organizers promise will be the first “prolonged strikes” in the retail giant’s history. The union-backed labor group OUR Walmart says that at least a hundred workers have pledged to join the strikes, and that some workers walking off the job today will stay out at least through June 7, when Walmart holds its annual shareholder meeting near Bentonville, Arkansas.
May 31

University of California Patients and California Leaders Stand with UC Hospital Workers

“overwhelming majority of UC Hospital patient care workers” participated in strike

OAKLAND: The historic first-ever strike amongst UC Patient Care Technical Workers represented by AFSCME 3299 drew thousands of workers, their families, patients and elected leaders from across California to picket lines at UC Hospitals in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego.

Apr 02

All Labor Has Dignity: 150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation

Untold Stories! Award Winning Labor History Series

Mar 11

National Day of Action for Education Rights

We demand a University for the 99%!

Rally in front of Morrill Hall
Thursday, March 14
Noon to 1:00

Feb 06

No Human Being is Illegal - AFSCME 3800 Supports Immigration Reform

From our founding, AFSCME 3800 has stood proudly for the rights of all workers, and as such, we join the rest of the labor movement in supporting immigration reform.

Dec 10

One Year Later: Fundraiser for Locked Out Crystal Sugar Workers

August 1st, 2012 marked the 1-year anniversary of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union lockout by the bosses at Crystal Sugar. At the end of June, the BCTGM workers rejected a second contract offer that would double health care costs and allow management to ignore seniority when filling new positions and contract work out to non-union workers. These workers have held strong against this unfair contract. Workers from North Dakota never received unemployment insurance during the lockout and the Minnesota workers’ unemployment is beginning to run out. Our union brothers and sisters in the Red River Valley are going through difficult times and are engaged in a very difficult fight. The President of Crystal Sugar likened the union to a cancerous tumor that must be removed. Union busting is becoming all too familiar with ‘Right to Work’ legislation being introduced around the country and more attacks by bosses every day. Join us for a solidarity dinner and discussion on how we unite these struggles, show solidarity for the locked out Crystal Sugar workers and learn from their experience.
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