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With former Vice President Joe Biden confirming his participation on Tuesday, the AFSCME-sponsored presidential candidate forum on Aug.

AFSCME Family Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 18th from 1-5 pm at Battle Creek Regional Park, Maplewood, Mn.  The park is located off McKnight and Upper Afton Rd.  This picnic relies on contr

Today, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act will

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives. That’s why public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

And we won big.

We won at every level of government and in almost every state. AFSCME members made our voices heard, helping our partners in For Our Future knock on 7.5 million doors and hold 925,000 conversations in targeted states.

So far this year there have been  2361 crashes, 933 injuries and 13 fatalities.  Distraction is a big part of the problem.  Drivers are not concentrating on traffic.  

Election day is drawing near (Tuesday, November 6th).  The Executive Board of Local 221 asks you to vote.  To find your polling place click here: https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check. And, thanks to unions, we now know there is also a union difference for workers who have access to critical benefits like paid parental leave.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17 percent of all U.S. workers have access to paid family leave.  

The Kaiser Family Foundation has recently released a report employer sponored health insurance stating that out of pocket medical cost for families could reach $20,000.  That dollar figure includes increasesd cost of employees contributions to portion of health insurance premiums and deductibles that they must pay before their health insurance portion kicks in.  This represents an increase of 3% for insurance premiums for individuals, 5% for families and 10% increase for deductibles.   The deductable portion of the out of pocket expense has been growing faster than premiums.  Since 2008, de

At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders are doubling down on tax cuts for the rich.

Minnesota's is healthy ecomonic wise.  Overall unemployment rate is 2.9% compared to 3.9% for the United States.  The 2.9% is .5% lower than it was in the last year at this time.  Minnesota has over 142,000 job vacancies.  This is an increase of 5.2% over last year.  There are .6 unemployed job seekers for every job vacancies.  This represents a very tight labor market.  Over 58% of those vacancies are in the seven county Metro area.  

It was 10 years ago this month that the 2008 financial crisis kicked into high gear. When storied Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers shut down, bankers walking out of the building carrying cardboard boxes of their possessions made the perfect image for TV cameras.