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AFSCME members can watch exclusive town-hall meetings that 2016 presidential candidates will hold with AFSCME members and retirees in Iowa on Saturday Sept. 5 and Sunday Sept. 6. The town halls are part of AFSCME International’s ongoing effort to involve members in the 2016 presidential endorsement decision.


6 out of every 10 Americans now supports labor unions – a phenomenal five-point jump over the previous year. That’s the latest from a Gallup poll showing that during the past year, Americans’ approval of unions skyrocketed to its highest point in 7 years.


Stop the Assaults at Work

As part of Council 5's “Safe Staffing” campaign, members are planning a Safety Conference to create real solutions that fix the problems faced by our co-workers in human services and health care. You can share your ideas at an open meeting the day before Council 5’s annual convention. Join us on Wednesday Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in downtown Duluth. Learn more on Facebook at “Safe Staffing MN.” Or contact JoAnn Holton at 651-287-0506 or by email.


Council 5 has mailed the official call to locals for our 2015 convention, “Stronger Together.” Here’s a rundown of key information.


Share your union pride – and we’ll get you into the State Fair for free. It’s what happens if you volunteer during the Fair at AFSCME’s kiosk at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion.


AFSCME International threw down the challenge: It dared locals to sign up 50,000 new members before its July convention. Members in Minnesota and across the country responded – big time.


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