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States and local governments have been cutting vital public services for years because of shrinking revenue and bad policy decisions. The report, Tax Fairness: An Answer to State Budget Problems, describes a financial crisis that could have been avoided – and can be fixed – by making our tax codes fair.

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Unions fought for - and won- nearly every basic protection we take for granted in the workplace today.  Unions Work!

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A group of people decided to go out to eat. Everyone in the group knows that they will receive a bill when they finish eating. Two people in the group decide that the others will need to pay their dinner bill despite partaking in the benefits of the meal.

After reading this hypothetical situation, did you perhaps say to yourself - I would never think about doing something like that!

This hypothetical situation is similar to what people commonly and unfortunately call "Right to Work" laws.  Right to Work is a name or slogan that can be accurately described as a misnomer.  Most dictionary references define misnomer as follows: Misnomer (mis-noh-mer) - a misapplied or inappropriate name or designation.

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Labor Quote of the Day Read more >>>

Terms and Concepts that Union Members Should Know Read more >>>

Registration is open for the Minnesota Union Women's Retreat, scheduled for April 22-24, 2015, at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge and Conference Center near Brainerd. Read more >>>

What exactly is a labor union, and why should I care about them?  If you would ask a random person on the street, you would probably get some interesting answers. Read more >>>

 Council 65 Executive DirectorSteve Preble, along with Organizing Director Leanne Kunze and Political Consultant (and former state senator) Ron Dicklich, accepted the MN AFL-CIO Labor 2014 Award presented by MN AFL-CIO's President Shar Knutson and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Hunter in gratitude for Council 65's role in mid-term elections this past year.  Missing in this photo are all the members who made this happen.  Thank you!!

The 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy will be held from June to December of this year.


 

 MIFSCA, the Union representing AFSCME Council 65 staff, will award two $250.00 scholarships each year to Council 65 members who are (or will be next semester) attending Read more >>>

AFSCME Council 65 Jacket Order Form is available by calling 800-474-3242:

THE TIME TO SIGN UP FOR EMAIL INFORMATION IS NOW.   DON'T MISS OUT ON IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEING SENT VIA EMAIL TO LOCAL PRESIDENTS/CONTACT PERSONS.  AFSCME COUNCIL 65 IS LOOKING TO ESTABLISH ELECRONIC COMMUNICATIONS WITH ALL LOCAL LEADERSHIP.  TO ASSIST US, WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.  PLEASE CLICK ON LINK TO ENTER YOUR INFORMATION. Read more >>>

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 Click link to see 2014 dues information

 Click above caption to read all about this year's convention.

Click above to see the winners of the four $520.00 scholarships.

 

 

 Solidarity Brings Fair Treatment for Hibbing City Employees

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