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The Minnesota AFL-CIO and UNITE HERE Local 17 have a proud tradition of standing up for GLBT rights. We helped to defeat the anti-marriage amendment and helped pass marriage equality.

 Please join the Minnesota AFL-CIO's working families and UNITE HERE LOCAL 17 members as we walk in the 2015 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade this year! Bring your fellow union members, wear your union's banners and colors and let's march!

WHERE: Downtown Minneapolis (AFL-CIO is # 99 in the parade lineup. Meet us starting at 9:30 a.m. on 3rd Street South between 4th & 5th Ave.)

WHEN: Sunday, June 28, we begin lining up at 9:30.

Why U.S. House and Senate cafeteria workers are paid differently

Union has helped House crew while counterparts struggle to unionize.
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More Work with Less Workers Means Increased Injury Rates

It is no secret that the hospitality industry is coming back after several difficult years, but what does that mean for the workers in this industry?

With higher workloads and fewer workers, not everyone is benefiting fully. Profits that are coming in to the hotels are coming on the backs of workers.

Click here to read full article on MN 2020
Hotel Profitability Coming at Workers’ Expense

  Minnesota House concurred with the Minnesota Senate and raised the state Minimum Wage from 6.15 an hour, one of the lowest in the nation, to 9.50 by August of 2016 making it the the fifth highest in country.

The legislation does NOT include any hospitality industry "tip penalty" or "Super Wage". UNITE HERE with it's community and faith based partners pushed back the Industry to assure that all  of Minnesota's nearly 50,000 servers will continue earn a full minimum wage in the work place. Minnesota remains one of 7 states that does not pay a sub-minimum wage.

Nearly 360,000 workers (23%) of the Minnesota workforce  will see their wages rise starting in August of this year!