Local 70 is a statewide Union. Many of our Brothers and Sisters are proud members of the Minnesota
Many of our rank and file are former active-duty military. To allow the actions that occurred last week at
the Labor Center to go on unaddressed is totally unacceptable. As we often say, “a disservice to one is a
disservice to all”. The National Guard deserves an apology and better than this.
Unfortunately, the actions of a few disgruntled misinformed persons at the St Paul Labor Center actively
speaking out against the Minnesota National Guard have shined a negative light on all of organized
Labor. I Read More...
Local 49 in the strongest terms, and without equivocation, denounces the treatment of our brave men and
women of the Minnesota National Guard by labor leaders there that night. They absolutely do not speak for
us in any way. Many of our members serve in the Guard and other branches of the military, and I have heard
from some this morning. I want to say to them and to all the men and women that serve Read More...
Key Reasons to Become an Active Union Member and Why Unions are Important:
There is strength in numbers! Employers are more likely to listen to a strong union group during negotiations, and that can translate to higher wage settlements, increased benefits etc.
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