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At the recent Auto Workers’ legislative conference in DC, the Vice President said unions are the only gate-keepers protecting workers’ voices on the job. Read more >>>
Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>
by Olivia Sandbothe
Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.Read more >>>
Book It: Day on the Hill is March 25
Online registration is now available for AFSCME's Day on the Hill, Tuesday March 25 in St. Paul. It's the day we celebrate victories we won in 2013 -- and also remind legislators that they still have unfinished business to take care of this spring. Activities include workshops in the morning, a box lunch, a 12:30 p.m. rally in the Rotunda, lobbying in the afternoon, and a happy-hour reception. For a full schedule, see Council 5’s website.
The Minnesota House has passed it. Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll sign it. That means raising Minnesota’s minimum wage this year depends on the state Senate. To make it happen, tell your senator to raise the wage to $9.50. And join the rally at the Capitol Feb. 25. Read more >>>
Raising the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour would give 357,000 Minnesota workers a pay raise. It would increase spending power in the state by nearly half a billion dollars a year. It would be especially good for women and workers of color. Those are key findings in a report from the Jobs Now Coalition, which details the economic and community benefits of raising the wage to $9.50 by 2015. Read more >>>
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