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North Dakota AFL-CIO Universal Free School Hot Lunch Resolution

WHEREAS, proper nutrition is a necessary component of quality education; and

This Labor Day weekend, take time to remember the generations of American workers, including North Dakotan workers, and the battles they fought to have safer workplaces, time off to spend with thei

Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.

NORTH DAKOTA AFL-CIO 60th CONVENTION
A RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE POSTAL PRIVATIZATION  

WHEREAS:    Nearly 500 million pieces of mail are delivered to over 157 million addresses six days a week by the U.S. Postal Service; and

WHEREAS:     The USPS delivers more than half of all business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer packages each year; and

WHEREAS:     Privatization would jeopardize the jobs of 630,000 postal employees, over 25 percent of which are military veterans, and impact the 7.5 million Americans in the mailing industry; and

ND AFL-CIO 60th Convention
A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT H.R. 2474:  PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE (PRO) ACT

WHEREAS:    There is an imbalance of power in our economy, where wealthy CEO’s and their corporations reap record profits and bonuses while the working people who create those profits fall further behind; and

WHEREAS:     When workers join a union or organize a new one, they are demonstrating the power of collective action as a countervailing force for the benefit of their interests as working people, and

NORTH DAKOTA AFL-CIO 60th CONVENTION

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE ORGANIZING EFFORTS OF THE MINNESOTA NURSES ASSOCIATION IN NORTH DAKOTA

WHEREAS: The conditions that the nurses of St. Alexius Medical Center labored under, at the direction of Catholic Health Initiatives, caused hardship on both themselves and on the health of their patients; and

NORTH DAKOTA AFL-CIO 60th CONVENTION

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE WORKERS OF THE NORTH DAKOTA MILL AND ELEVATOR

WHEREAS: The North Dakota Mill and Elevator was established by Senate Bill No. 20 on February 25, 1919, after a protracted battle fought by farmers and progressives against powerful monopolist interests in the grain trade over unfair grading and pricing of the products of their land and labor; and

As Pride Month is recognized around the world this year, the rainbow-hued celebration will be colored by hope, fear for the future, and reverence for the queer liberation movement’s radical past.

Mexico didn’t foist NAFTA on the United States, despite President Donald Trump’s constant claims that the U.S. loses “so much money” on the deal. We did it to ourselves, and we did it deliberately.

Corporations wanted to create in Mexico a low-wage haven where they could shift production, expecting us to happily buy the imported goods built with cheap Mexican labor—while exporting our jobs.

President Trump ran for office as a champion of American workers and a friend of labor unions, but his administration has systematically favored employers at the expense of workers.

GRAND FORKS, ND – Over one-hundred union members from over twenty-five different affiliated unions and guests joined together on June 6th and 7th in Grand Forks for the two-day 60th annual Constitutional Convention of the North Dakota AFL-CIO at the Ramada hotel in Grand Forks, ND.