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.
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!
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.)
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.
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!