|Local 2829: Statewide with Pride|
Amalgamated Local 2829 is a statewide union local service nearly 800 State of Minnesota employees in more than 30 state agencies. Read more >>>
Local 2829 holds regular monthly membership meetings the 4th. Wednesday of each month at AFSCME Council 5 offices, 300 Hardman Ave S., South St. Paul. (Map) Phone hookups are available for members in other locations; here is thecall-in information. SKYPE is also available at: live:kirc0100
St. Paul’s annual Untold Stories labor history series returns April 28 with neighborhood events focusing on jazz and classical musicians, railroad workers, slave labor in Minnesota, the impact of immigrants, and a riverboat tour of key Dakota Indian sites along the Mississippi. All events are free and open to the public.
The annual St. Paul Labor Bowl takes place Thursday April 30. The event benefits the St. Paul Labor Studies and Resource Center, a nonprofit arm of the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation that assists union families in need. Teams and individuals are welcome.
Council 5 is accepting applications through May 8 for three scholarships. In addition, deadlines are approaching for other scholarships available to AFSCME members furthering their own education, or for children attending college from AFSCME families.
Council 5 wraps up a month of volunteer action with a celebration, march, and community service project in St. Paul on Saturday April 25. The “Keep the Dream Alive” activities publicly demonstrate how we, as AFSCME members, improve lives not only on the job, but also on our own time, in our own communities.
House Republicans are trying to create a sub-minimum wage that allows businesses to pay less to waitresses and other workers who earn part of their pay in tips. Here's a tip you can share with legislators: We shouldn't be repealing, reducing, or freezing the minimum wage for anybody.
January 2015 Meeting dates: 1/8 Executive Board, 1/28 Membership Meeting
The January 2015 meeting dates are Thursday 1/8/2015 for Executive Board & Wednesday , 1/2//15 for General Membership
AFSCME International threw down the challenge: It dared locals to sign up 50,000 new members before its July convention. Members in Minnesota and across the country responded – big time.
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