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Information for candidates seeking endorsement in 2022 general election
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Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO


List of Endorsements for the 2022 elections
(Updated October 20, 2022)

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Labor 2022 Election Results

Governor Tim Walz addressed a Get-Out-The-Vote rally at the
United Labor Centre on the night before the November 8 election.
See more photos from this event.

AFL-CIO’s statewide candidates run the table
Walz, Ellison, Simon, Blaha all re-elected
Labor Review, November 19, 2022


Labor-friendly majorities win in
both MN House and MN Senate
Labor Review, November 19, 2022


MRLF targeted six Minnesota House races,
helped win all six
Labor Review, November 19, 2022

Despite forecasts, Labor’s efforts
helped bring election night wins
Labor Review, November 19, 2022


Local races: 17 of 23 candidates
endorsed by MRLF win election

Labor Review, November 19, 2022


Voters pass 5 of 12 school levies
endorsed by MRLF, cuts loom
Labor Review, November 19, 2022




     
 

Tim Walz

Governor Walz: Vote like collective bargaining is on the ballot

 


Governor Tim Walz addressed the final day of
the Minnesota AFL-CIO convention September 20,
highlighting the strong results of his administration
and pointing out the stakes in the 2022 election as
he seeks a second term to lead the state.
Click here to read more

 



GENERAL ELECTION TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8


Early voting continues through November 7

Vote Here sign
2022
Elections


‘Labor rights are on the ballot’ November 8
Labor Review 10-22-2022


AFL-CIO supports re-election of Governor Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State Steve Simon, State Auditor Julie Blaha
Labor Review 10-22-2022


Early voting continues until day before November 8 elections; For Minneapolis residents, three additonal Early Vote Centers open November 1
Labor Review 10-22-2022




US HOUSE CANDIDATES
Second Congressional District
AFL-CIO endorses re-election of Angie Craig
Labor Review 10-22-2022



MN HOUSE CANDIDATES


District 32B
Matt Norris: Will be a ‘champion’ for labor
Labor Review 10-22-2022


District 35A
Zack Stephenson: Won LIUNA award for energy bill
Labor Review 10-22-2022

District 35B
Jerry Newton: ‘Always a strong labor supporter’
Labor Review 10-22-2022


District 48B
Lucy Rehm: ‘Strong on schools, health care’
Labor Review 10-22-2022


District 54A
Brad Tabke: ‘Fully-funding education is critical’
Labor Review 10-22-2022


District 55A
Jess Hanson: Advocates a ‘politics of care’
Labor Review 10-22-2022




LOCAL CANDIDATES

Anoka County Board
District 4
Ray Zeran: ‘Electrician, not politician’
Labor Review 10-22-2022


Anoka County Board
District 5
Mike Gamache: Improve local infrastructure
Labor Review 10-22-2022

Anoka County Board
District 6
Julie Jeppson: Highway 65
is top issue

Labor Review 10-22-2022

Anoka County Board
District 7
Mandy Meisner: ‘A resource for the people’
Labor Review 10-22-2022

Brooklyn Park Mayor

Hollies Winston: Running with labor support
Labor Review 10-22-2022

Minneapolis School Board
Collin Beach, KerryJo Felder, and Lor Norvell run with
AFL-CIO backing
Labor Review 10-22-2022

Robbinsdale City Council,
Ward 4

Aaron Wagner: Supports public transit
Labor Review 9-24-2022


     
 


A banner headline in the November 7, 1930 issue of the
Labor Review celebrated the election of Farmer-Labor
candidate Floyd B. Olson as governor of Minnesota.

 


New documentary film explores history of Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor movement

November 10: East Side Freedom Library hosts online premiere of new documentary film about Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor Party
(Labor Review, October 22, 2022)

New documentary film presents history of Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor movement By Peter Rachleff
(Labor Review, October 22, 2022)


Farmer-Labor movement film was seven years in the making
By Steve Share
(Labor Review, October 22, 2022)

 

Attention MRLF Delegates
Official Notice
Next meeting December 14
Holiday Party
In-person only

 

May 12, 2022

The MRLF is announcing a revised 2022 Delegate schedule, introducing the return of quarterly in-person delegate meetings.

Important protocols regarding in-person meetings:

• The health and safety of our staff and delegates will be our most important priority so we reserve the
right to transition in-person events to virtual as needed.
• Health and safety protocols will be posted at the entrance of each in-person delegates meeting and
may fluctuate based on the level of community spread of COVID-19.
• We ask all members to respect their fellow delegates by following the posted rules regarding masking
and social distancing when it is required.
• Anyone experiencing illness should not attend an in-person meeting.

Important reminders regarding virtual meetings:

The unique link to join virtual delegates meetings are sent the Monday prior to the meeting from this email address: eblast@lkaflcio.org.
Please make sure your delegation’s e-mail addresses
are up-to-date.

Remaining 2022 Calendar

Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO delegate meetings take place every second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.
Virtual only via Zoom

Wednesday, August 10, 6:00 p.m.
Virtual only via Zoom

Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.
In-person only: 312 Central Ave. 2nd Floor | Minneapolis

Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 p.m.
Virtual only via Zoom

Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.
Virtual only via Zoom

Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.
Special event: Holiday Party
In-person only: 312 Central Ave., 2nd Floor | Minneapolis

 


IMPORTANT NOTICE (3/18/20)
(Updated 12/29/21)

MRLF staff continue to work primarily from home
during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.



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.
 

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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
Continue reading


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

Continue reading


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
Continue reading


AFSCME Local 2822 calls on Hennepin County
to halt ‘dangerous work or debt’ mandate

Continue reading


Shutdown of music venues sidelines musicians
Continue reading


COVID-19 theater and event venue closings
hitting Stagehands union hard

Continue reading


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

Continue reading




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

Learn more

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

Click here for story
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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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
> American Federation of Teachers donates $100,000 to MFT strike fund
(3-18-22)

> With strike votes coming, Minneapolis and St. Paul teachers rally and march together
(2-12-22)

> Local postal workers protest new policy slowing mail delivery
(10-13-21)
> New leadership takes charge at Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 6-26-21)
>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
> Despite forecasts, Labor’s efforts helped bring election night wins
(Minneapolis Labor Review,11-19-22)
> Stakes are high in 2022 elections
(Minneapolis Labor Review,10-22-22)
> Workers know the solutions
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 5-21-22)
> MFT strike empowered us all
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-23-22)
> For schools students deserve
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-26-22)
> We have an obligation to raise our voices in 2022 like never before
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-26-22)
> Remember 2021 not only for pandemic, but for labor wins
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 12-18-21)
> In Minneapolis election results, the work is just beginning
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 11-13-21)
> Re-imagining public safety will require all of our movement
(Minneapolis Labor Review,10-16-21)
> Investing in infrastructure is the key to our nation's future
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 9-25-21)
> Richard Trumka, 1949-2021
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 8-21-21)
> Essential workers deserve hazard pay, not just praise and thanks
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 7-24-21)
> Returning to normal is not an option
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 6-26-21)

> Support our everyday heroes, Minnesota, support a fair budget
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 5-29-21)
> Yet another black man murdered by the police
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 4-24-21)
> Workers in the hard-hit hospitality and events industry need our support
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 3-27-21)
> Dig deeper together for change
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 2-27-21)
> 2020 brought crisis after crisis; Let‘s reflect on lessons learned
(Minneapolis Labor Review,12-18-20)
> 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
> MN AFL-CIO elects Bernie Burnham as new president
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 12-18-21)

> MN AFL-CIO president Bill McCarthy retires after 37 years in labor movement
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 12-18-21)

> Carpenter Harry Melander retires as MN Building Trades president
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 6-26-21)
> Lyndon Carlson retires after serving 48 years in the Minnesota House; Carlson was a Minneapolis teacher, union member, and the longest-serving member of the legislature
(Minneapolis Labor Review, 12-18-20)
> 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
> Labor Review wins six awards in annual ILCA labor media contest
(December 18, 2021)
> Minneapolis Labor Review wins three labor media awards
(December 21, 2020)
> Minneapolis Labor Review announces 2022 publication schedule
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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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