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11/3/2022

General Unit and Attorney’s Unit: 

Both of the contracts have settled in the last year and both settlements go back to 2020. Anyone that has left the city that was working an AFSCME job in the Attorney’s unit or General unit any time from January 1, 2020 to September of 2022 are probably are owed backpay.

The city did not reach out to these people. So, if you think you are owed backpay you should contact your last supervisor and request the backpay and give them an address to send the check.

If you know someone that left the City of Minneapolis by retirement or other reasons please let them know. They earned it and they should get it.

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On the 55th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., AFSCME releases the “I AM Story” podcast, which describes the working conditions faced by AFSCME sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968 – the year of their historic strike – and connects that seminal event to today’s struggle for economic and racial justice. The podcast also spotlights the ties between the labor and civil rights movements.

AFSCME wholeheartedly supports the newly reintroduced Richard Trumka Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), which would make it easier for workers in the private sector to form strong unions. 

Understaffing of state and local government jobs has hit crisis levels.

Here are 10 things to love about your union on Valentine's Day — and every day of the year: 

The most pro-worker president in our lifetimes delivered the most pro-worker State of the Union address in recent memory.

Here are just a few highlights from President Joe Biden’s Tuesday night speech:

1. On the remarkable job growth of the last two years: 12 million new jobs are more than any previous president has created in four years in office. “Jobs are coming back, pride is coming back, because choices we made in the last several years,” Biden said.