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Labor 2020 Election Results

Wins in Minnesota for Biden-Harris, Tina Smith
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-13-20)

Minnesota Senate:
MRLF helps to elect one new labor-endorsed Senator
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-13-20)

Minnesota House:
MRLF helps to win three of five targeted House races
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-13-20)

County Commissioners:
Outside of Hennepin County, a tough election for MRLF
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-13-20)

MRLF’s endorsed candidates win 12 of 20 local races for city council, mayor
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-13-20)

School Boards:
MRLF’s endorsed candidates win four of seven races
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-13-20)

Two union members win city council races as new AFL-CIO program supports union members in running for office
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-13-20)

 

 
  Labor 2020 AFL-CIO logo, Issues Matter, Vote Union  

Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
List of Endorsements for the 2020 election
(Updated September 24, 2020)

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Click here to download pdf file


     
   
  September 16, 2020 news release summarizing report  


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IMPORTANT NOTICE (3/18/20)

MRLF staff are working from home during the coronavirus emergency.
The best way to contact them will be by e-mail. Visit this link and click on the name of the staffperson you want to contact for an e-mail link.

In addition, we recently experienced technical difficulties with our voicemail system. So if you left a voicemail, you should contact the appropriate staff member by e-mail.



Attention MRLF Delegates
Official Notice
 

The MRLF delegate meeting scheduled for December 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom.

MRLF delegates will need to pre-register for the meeting.

Affliated unions have been asked to provide the MRLF with the e-mail addresses of their current MRLF delegates and alternates.

If you are an MRLF delegate or alternate, and you have not received an e-mail invitation to the December 9, 2020 Zoom meeting by December 11, please e-mail Barb Boettcher at barb@minneapolisunions.org and provide your name and local union.

 


Coronovirus Information

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
> Workers whose hours have been cut or have had their employment impacted by coronavirus should apply for unemployment insurance benefits. The best way to apply is online. Here is a link:

https://www.uimn.org/applicants/needtoknow/news-updates/covid-19.jsp

OTHER RESOURCES
> If you or someone you know is in need, dial 2-1-1 or text the letters MNCOVID to 898-211. Learn more about how United Way is continuing to support the community during this difficult time.
> Working Partnerships, the MRLF’s community affiliate and also a United Way partner agency, will be providing help to workers impacted by loss of employment during the coronavirus emeregency. Plans will be announced. For more information, visit this link.


ADVOCACY
> The MRLF is a member of a new community coalition of nonprofits and union partners working to advocate for local, state and federal policies that support and protect working families during this unprecedented time. For more information, visit mncovidresponse.com.
 


UNION MEMBER CANDIDATE PILOT PROGRAM
Sheila Webb, Robbinsdale City Council Ward 2:
Equity should guide city budget and policies

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UNION MEMBER CANDIDATE PILOT PROGRAM
David Cummings, Crystal City Council Ward 4:
‘At all levels of government, we need to focus on racial equity’

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MRLF endorses four for Osseo School Board:
Brooks, Grady, Mosequeda-Jones, Queeglay
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Brooklyn Center City Council At Large
Alfreda Daniels: ‘Make sure the voices of
the community are central in every decision’

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Brooklyn Center City Council At Large
Sizi Goyah: ‘The city needs to lead...
We need to think outside the box’

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Minneapolis School Board District 2
KerryJo Felder: Advocating for northside
schools and racial equity

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Minneapolis School Board District 4
Christa Mims: ‘Every moment we lose,
kids fall through the cracks’

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From October 16, 2020 Labor Review:

Anoka County Board District 1
John LeTourneau: ‘Your voice is important’
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Anoka County Board District 2
Noel Lutsey: Restore prevailing wage
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Anoka County Board District 3
Nyle Zikmund: ‘We also need to invest’
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Anoka County Board District 6
Cindy Hansen: ‘Giving people a voice’
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Carver County Board District 3
Randy Maluchnik: ‘I have the skills, the
relationships, to carry on the good work’
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Hennepin County Board District 7
Kevin Anderson: ‘Investments in transportation,
environment, health will benefit all ’
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Minnesota Senate District 33
Grechen Piper: Seeks ‘common sense solutions ’
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Minnesota Senate District 38
Justin Stofferahn: ‘The status quo isn’t enough’
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Minnesota House District 45A
Cedrick Frazier: ‘A voice for labor families
in the state legislature’
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Minnesota House District 59B
Esther Agbaje: Addressing housing crisis
demands urgent action
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From September 25, 2020 Labor Review:


Hennepin County Board District 1
De’Vonna Pittman: ‘Someone who’s
going to fight for everyday families’
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Hennepin County Board District 6
Chris LaTondresse: ‘We need good
government more than ever’
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Minnesota House District 34B
Kristin Bahner: ‘My bills are about
common sense… putting people first’
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Minnesota House District 55A
Brad Tabke: ‘Rethink and build for
the future of roads, bridges, transit’
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Minnesota House District 56A
Jess Hanson: ‘Politics is how we care for each other’
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From August 21, 2020 Labor Review:


Labor-endorsed candidates advance to November 3
Ilhan Omar wins record primary vote totals
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MRLF votes endorsements for another
round of candidates for local office
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Early voting begins September 18 for general election
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Union leaders praise Biden’s pick of Harris for running mate
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Labor 2020 campaign will be like no other,
as pandemic limits doorknocks
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Minnesota House District 37B
Amir Malik: After 153 vote loss, running again
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Minnesota Senate District 34
Bonnie Westlin: ‘Flip the Senate, get things done’
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Minnesota Senate District 44
Ann Johnson Stewart: An engineer for the job
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Minnesota Senate District 47
Addie Miller: ‘A daughter of Carver County’
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Minnesota Senate District 48
Steve Cwodzinski: ‘This is the time to invest’
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From July 24, 2020 Labor Review:


Primary election coming August 11
Labor-endorsed Ilhan Omar faces primary challenge
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MRLF endorses seven union members
who are running for local elected office
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From June 26, 2020 Labor Review:

AFL-CIO endorses Joe Biden for President
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From February 14, 2020 Labor Review:

Who among Democrats will face off against Trump?
MN voters to weigh-in March 3 in Presidential Primary
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Minnesota’s Precinct Caucuses still play key role
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National AFL-CIO plans March 12 Democratic
presidential candidate forum — to be livestreamed

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Minnesota AFL-CIO’s Campaigns Conference
kicks-off Labor 2020 political program

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2020
Legislature


Special session fails to pass bonding bill as Senate Republicans walk away

Labor Review, 6-26-20


State jobs bill held hostage by Republican legislators

Labor Review, 5-29-20

With short legislative session, bonding bill is priority

Labor Review, 12-20-19

2020 union lobby days
Labor Review, 12-20-19

 


Mask-up MN art

The latest news:

From September 25, 2020 Labor Review:

Teachers and students tested
by COVID-19 school start

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From August 21, 2020 Labor Review:

Teachers march on Governor’s residence
to oppose return to in-person classes

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From July 24, 2020 Labor Review:


Nurses union urges adoption of statewide mask mandate
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Teachers issue safety demands

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From April 24, 2020 Labor Review
:

US deaths from COVID-19 soar past 33,000
Governor Walz extends stay-at-home order to May 4
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From March 27, 2020 Labor Review
:

State locks down for COVID-19

Union members work on the front lines of response
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Nurses warn of lack of tests, safety gear and preparedness
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Trades curtail office access, close training centers,
cancel meetings… but keep working

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COVID-19 closings put almost all local
hotel workers out of work

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Union works with Metro Transit to improve safety for bus operators during COVID-19 crisis
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AFSCME Local 2822 calls on Hennepin County
to halt ‘dangerous work or debt’ mandate

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Shutdown of music venues sidelines musicians
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COVID-19 theater and event venue closings
hitting Stagehands union hard

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MRLF president Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou:
Our response to COVID-19: Acting in solidarity with you

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Information for candidates seeking endorsement in 2020 general election
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Protecting Social Security’s future:
‘This is a fight we can win’

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Click here to view a video of the Minneapolis Regional
Retiree Council’s October 19, 2019 forum featuring
Social Security advocate Nancy Altman



Top ten things unions can do right now to address sexual harassment in the workplace
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Looking for a union job? Visit the
Working Partnerships Job Board

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Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou elected president of MRLF,
first woman to lead
Minneapolis central labor body

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Racial & Economic Justice / AFL-CIO
National AFL-CIO’s Labor Commission on
Racial and Economic Justice hears strong message from local union members of color: help us, include us

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MRLF to launch local Labor Commission
on Racial and Economic Justice

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MRLF continues accepting nominations for local Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice

MRLF’s Labor Commission
on Racial and Economic Justice
develops model for its work

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National AFL-CIO releases final report of Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice

Click here for link to read and/or download 79-page report



Donate up to $100 to state candidates by December 31
…and get it back

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2020 ELECTIONS
>MN AFL-CIO Campaigns Conference kicks-off Labor 2020 political program
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)
> MN voters to weigh-in March 3 in Presidential Primary
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)
> Minnesota’s Precinct Caucuses February 25 still play key role
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)

> National AFL-CIO plans March 12 Democratic presidential candidate forum — to be livestreamed
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)


LABOR COMMISSION ON RACIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
> MRLF seeks nominees for next cohort of Commission on Racial and Economic Justice
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-27-19)
> MRLF’s Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice develops model for its work
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 10-27-17)
> MRLF continues accepting nominations for local Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 12-16-16)
> MRLF accepting nominations for local Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 10-28-16)
> MRLF to launch local Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 7-29-16)
> Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice hears strong message from local union members of color: help us, include us
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-19-16)
> National AFL-CIO’s Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice coming to Minneapolis February 12 to take testimony from rank and file union members
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-22-16)
>AFL-CIO executive council’s ‘Statement on Racial and Economic Justice’ launched commission’s tour
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-22-16)
> MRLF passes ‘Resolution on Racial and Economic Justice,’ commits to action
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 6-26-15)


NEWS
>COVID-19 crisis puts new spotlight on workplace safety issues raised by annual Workers Memorial Day
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-24-20)
> Construction apprenticeships win exemption from new US Department of Labor IRAP rule
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-27-20)
> Third annual awards ceremony celebrates women in the trades
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-27-20)
>Fire destroys Letter Carriers’ Central Ave. offices
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-27-20)

> After a week of informational picketing, Minneapolis Educational Support Professionals return to bargaining table
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-02-20)
> Looking for extra hours? New union temp service recruiting event staff, paying union wages
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-15-19)
> Labor Review wins 3 awards in ILCA’s aqnnual labor media contest
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-15-19)
> National advocate for Social Security will keynote Retiree Council’s October 19 forum

(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-27-19)

> October 19: Saving Social Security will be topic for Minneapolis Regional Retiree Council forum
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-27-19)

>
MRLF endorses Tim Busse for mayor of Bloomington, three city council candidates
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 8-23-19)
> Protesting working conditions, Amazon workers strike at warehouse in Shakopee
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 7-17-19)
> Minneapolis to consider local wage theft ordinance
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 6-28-19)
> Nurses walk informational picket lines for safety, benefits
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 5-31-19)
> Building Trades honor the fallen at annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-30-19)
> Dan Gustafson, who led Minnesota AFL-CIO, dies at age 91
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-19-19)
> Advocates welcome one-year extension for Liberians to live and work in Minnesota and United States, but call for long-term policy solution
(March 28, 2019)
> Deadline looms for Liberian immigrant workers and families
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-22-19)

> Final Four brings work
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-22-19)

> MRLF endorses advocate Judy Moe in special election for Richfield City Council, Ward 3
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-25-19)
> Local federal workers protest shutdown
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-25-19)
> Minneapolis Labor Review wins 11 awards in ILCA’s annual labor media contest
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-16-18)
> Introducing UFCW Local 663: Members vote to merge UFCW Local 653 and Local 1161
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-28-18)
> Tribes and Building Trades celebrate graduates of apprenticeship readiness program
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 8-24-18)
> In 5-4 ‘Janus’ vote, US Supreme Court strikes blow against public sector unions
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 7-27-18)


SUBURBAN LABOR COUNCILS
>
MRLF seeks union members to organize locally with North and South Suburban Advisory Councils
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 1-25-13)

COMMENTARY
> Labor 2020 reflections: Joy, gratitude, and perseverance
(Minneapolis Labor Review,11-13-20
> The stakes of the 2020 election keep growing. Vote! Volunteer!
(Minneapolis Labor Review,10-16-20
> Between now and November 3, every day is Election Day
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-25-20
> Back to school? Make it safe for students, staff, community
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 8-21-20
> US Senate must join House and pass HEROES Act investments
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 7-24-20
> Returning to normal is not an option
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 6-26-20)
> Workers need a voice, not just guidance
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 5-29-20)
> ‘Pray for the dead -- and fight like hell for the living’
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-24-20)
> Our response to COVID-19: Acting in solidarity with you
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-27-20)
> Workers need stronger labor law protections
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-14-20)
> Reflecting on four years of leadership here at the MRLF
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 12-20-19)
> Winning elections is just one part of our electoral work
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-15-19)
> Strikes are only as strong as our solidarity
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 10-25-19)

People
> Andie Whitaker joins Working Partnerships staff as new community services liaison
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-15-19)
> Dan Gustafson, who led Minnesota AFL-CIO, dies at age 91
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-19-19)

> Governor Walz picks three labor leaders for seats on Met Counci
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-22-19)
> Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou elected president of MRLF, first woman to lead the Minneapolis central labor body
(December 10, 2015)


Minneapolis Labor Review
> Minneapolis Labor Review announces 2020 publication schedule
> Access the Minneapolis Labor Review Archive
(Includes all issues through June 26, 2020)

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Minneapolis Labor Review Centennial, 1907-2007

The Minneapolis Labor Review celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007 by publishing a ten-part series highlighting the history of the newspaper. Click here for an index to the series.


The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation and the
Minneapolis Labor Review are pleased to present the
Labor Review Archive,
covering the years 1907-present.


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(Includes all issues
through June 26, 2020)



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