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Jun 27

Supreme Court Sides with Billionaires Over Working People

Learn why public service workers are sticking together in the face of this political attack.

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.

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.

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. 

Jan 17
Local 3800 member Mattie Robinson votes on a two-year contract that members won with months of organizing and unity.
Local 3800 member Mattie Robinson votes on a two-year contract that members won with months of organizing and unity.

U of M Clerical Workers Voting on Contract

University of Minnesota clerical workers from AFSCME Locals 3800 and 3801 are voting on a new two-year contract at sites across the state this week.

Dec 27

Contract Ratification Voting Information

On-site contract voting will take place January 8-11, 2018 on the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester and Twin Cities campuses, as well as in numerous off-campus locations throughout the state. Please go to our website to see the schedule and list of voting sites.

Dec 13

Tentative Agreement Reached

This morning, Wednesday, December 13, our AFSCME Clerical bargaining committee finalized a Tentative Agreement with the U of M for a 2017-2019 contract and we are unanimously recommending approval of this agreement by our membership. We have also canceled our action at this Friday's Board of Regents' meeting and have stopped circulating our petition.

Nov 07

Negotiations Update #8

Our AFSCME Local 3800 and 3801 clerical negotiating committee returned to bargaining with the University on October 24, 2017.  

Oct 12

Negotiations Update #7: We call on the University to bargain in good faith

AFSCME Locals 3800 and 3801 clerical negotiating committee returned to bargaining with the University on October 3, 2017. Read more to get the update.

Sep 15
AFSCME was joined by Teamsters, students and others in support of raises and respect for frontline workers.
AFSCME was joined by Teamsters, students and others in support of raises and respect for frontline workers.

Workers call on the U to invest in people instead of buildings

The University of Minnesota wants to limit clerical workers to a 1.5 percent raise this year and 0 percent next year, at the very same time it’s publicly launching a $4 billion capital campaign.

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