|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.
Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>
by Olivia Sandbothe
Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.Read more >>>
Book It: Day on the Hill is March 25
Online registration is now available for AFSCME's Day on the Hill, Tuesday March 25 in St. Paul. It's the day we celebrate victories we won in 2013 -- and also remind legislators that they still have unfinished business to take care of this spring. Activities include workshops in the morning, a box lunch, a 12:30 p.m. rally in the Rotunda, lobbying in the afternoon, and a happy-hour reception. For a full schedule, see Council 5’s website.
The Minnesota House has passed it. Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll sign it. That means raising Minnesota’s minimum wage this year depends on the state Senate. To make it happen, tell your senator to raise the wage to $9.50. And join the rally at the Capitol Feb. 25. Read more >>>
AFSCME Local 2829 General membership Meeting Minutes, December 18, 2013
Raising the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour would give 357,000 Minnesota workers a pay raise. It would increase spending power in the state by nearly half a billion dollars a year. It would be especially good for women and workers of color. Those are key findings in a report from the Jobs Now Coalition, which details the economic and community benefits of raising the wage to $9.50 by 2015. Read more >>>
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