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Minimum Wage Victory!

House and Senate leaders have reached a deal to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2016, then keep raising it each year to keep up with the cost of living. (Read the details) AFSCME members led the way in fighting to make work pay. Combined with the efforts of our allies in the labor, faith and nonprofit communities, it means 357,000 hard-working Minnesotans will get a pay raise they need to improve their ability to support themselves and their families.

 Scott Grefe takes over as Business Agent for Local 2864

 Local 2864 is represented at AFSCME's Day on the Hill

 Local 2864 hosts Film Series showing of Norma Rae - May 2, 2014

Fighting for All Workers

More than 1,000 Council 5 members and retirees made themselves impossible to ignore during Day on the Hill. During what is typically our biggest event all year, members took our union’s fight for all workers to the Capitol. That included packing a hearing room urging the minimum wage conference committee to raise the wage to $9.50 -- then make sure it goes up every year to keep up with inflation. See the photo album of AFSCME members in action. Sample news coverage from around the state.

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