North Dakota AFL-CIO

 The North Dakota AFL-CIO is a federation of North Dakota unions working to build power for all North Dakota workers.

More workers were involved in strikes and other labor disputes in 2018 than at any point in the past three decades, fueled by widespread teacher protests last spring, according to data releas

Follow along for week-by-week updates on legislative activity that impacts unions and workers in North Dakota.

Gebre was still a boy when he was forced to flee Ethiopia, a country that suffered political turmoil and famine during the 1980s.

A federal district judge in Washington struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that

Recent News

Sisters and Brothers,

At the legislature, things are slowing down as we approach crossover where all the bills that passed in each chamber are then given to the other chamber. This coming week will start the crossover break.

We still have had some bills that would affect Labor hit to the house floor and be voted on. For instance, HB-1063 failed in the House. This was a bill that without medical evidence placed the entire burden of solving the opioid crisis on the workers.

Last week was a tougher week at the Capital in regards to Labor rights. The firefighter and police collective bargaining bill, HB – 1463, was voted down on the house floor with a vote of 23 yays and 64 nays. This seems bad but it was worse last session, and the good part about this is that the enemies of Labor had to pull out the stops to achieve this vote. Inside friends tell us that the pressure to vote no was immense, especially on the Republican members who wanted to vote yes and several of these changed their minds.

I understand why it would be insane to spend even a day without controllers, troops, Transportation Security Administration screeners, Coast Guard officers, FBI and Border Patrol agents and a laundry list of other truly essential workers employed by the federal government. What I don’t understand is why we tolerate a system that lets elected officials fail to do their one real job — funding the government — with no consequences for anyone in power.

Something funny happened on the way to the labor movement’s funeral.

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