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Apr 03

Negotiations Table Committee & Consultative Assembly Elected

At the March membership meeting Local 3800 members elected our negotiations Table Committee and Consultative Assembly. New this year, the Consultative Assembly is open to any member in good standing and is responsible for gathering input and disseminating information about negotiations to the full membership.
Apr 03

Mother Jones, Workers Resistance, and the Origins of Rank-and-File Unionism

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was a fearless fighter for workers' rights who shaped the concept of "rank-and-file unionism." When she was mocked as the "grandmother of all agitators," in the U.S. Senate, Mother Jones replied that she would someday like to be called "the great-grandmother of all agitators." And she is. She taught us that movements are theatres of battle, that strategy matters, and that unions can be vehicles for workers' power, not just a contract.

Apr 02

All Labor Has Dignity: 150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation

Untold Stories! Award Winning Labor History Series

Mar 13

What former Gov. Arne Carlson says about UMN executive pay

Former Governor Arne Carlson criticizes executive salaries for U of MN officials:

"… Sadly, the leadership of Morrill Hall has left us with serious problems that must be dealt with if the University is to succeed. It is clearly a necessary challenge…"

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

Mar 11

AFSCME's Response to the U Report on Administration

The University of Minnesota's report on Administrative Structure, presented on March 12th to the Senate Higher Education Committee, confirms what AFSCME 3800 has been saying for years: the U of M has too much management.

Feb 22

Join Local 3800 for AFSCME Day on the Hill Tuesday Febraury 26th

Given the attention the U is getting at the legislature, due to the Wall Street Journal article, it is critical that we have a large turnout of U workers to convey our perspective about senior administrative bloat and the need to hold the U leadership accountable. There is still time to register and we are trying to get 75 people to Day on the Hill this year, but are around 50 now.
 
The University Administration has agreed to University-paid release time from work to attend our annual AFSCME lobbying day.  They are doing this to encourage maximum participation because it is just that important! 
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.

Jan 29

Why do they raise tuition at the U? Because they can.

The University of Minnesota’s finance chief told state legislators Monday that colleges have raised tuition in part because … they can.

Jan 20

VIDEO: A Way Forward Can’t Wait

To mark the start of the legislative session, progressive leaders gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to call on lawmakers to enact smart policy that restores drastic cuts to public services and strengthens the middle class.

AFSCME Council 5 executive director Eliot Seide and workers around Minnesota said now is the time, with DFLers leading the legislature and the governorship, to move Minnesota forward.

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