With less than eight weeks remaining in the 2017 Legislative Session, I wanted to reach out to you all again to be sure you have access to all of the latest information about Governor Dayton’s budget proposal and public works bill. Links to all of our updated fact sheets about the budget and bonding proposals are included below, and reflect both the revised February Budget Forecast and the Governor’s supplemental budget recommendations.
Word from the CEO: While our busiest time of year is behind us, it’s important to know that MNsure enrolls Minnesotans year-round. If you’re currently without coverage or your life circumstances change, your eligibility to enroll through MNsure might change, too. Enrollment in MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance is open year-round.
How the Proposed Budget from the Trump adminstration affects Hardworking Families
Eliminates funding and ends Community Development Block Grants Programs that helps cities fund such programs as Meals-On-Wheels, fund after school programs, and build parks.
End LIHEAP- the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program which provides funds to help elderly people pay monthly heating bills in the winter.
Minnesota troublemakers are gathering for a day of strategizing and skills-building to strengthen our workers' movement.
From goodjobsfirst.org, 3/8/17: More than half of the nation’s 50 biggest cities and counties still fail to disclose online even the names of the companies receiving property tax abatements or other costly economic development incentives. Even fewer report incentive-deal outcomes: Only 13 of the 50 localities disclose the number of actual jobs created by one of their key incentive programs. Read more here.
We need members to be alert and know that Big Money Groups are trying to take away paid sick days, a higher minimum wage, and local control.
People shouldn't have to worry about whether they can take time off to care for a child or themselves if sick.
Big business and the MN Grocers Association are pushing for a statewide ban on cities, enacting paid sick days or higher minimum wages.
We need to stop this now!
Call Governor Dayton's office at 651.201.3400 or 800.657.3717 and ask him to VETO any bill that restricts Local Control.
All You Can Eat 10AM-2PM, Sunday, March 12 at 3715 Chicago Avenue, MPLS, MN
Fundraiser to Benefit CTUL
Center of Workers United In Struggle, for more information EMAIL: Jil@CTUL.net or Call 612.322.0663
CTUL has been a partner in organizing workers in the retail cleaning industry. Come and celebrate their recent victory!
From Citizens Trade Campaign, 3/1/17: President Trump is right when he says that trade agreements have been a disaster for U.S. workers — but what he keeps getting wrong is why they’ve been so disastrous. TAKE ACTION: Tell the President and Congress that the best way to stop rigged trade agreements is to end the corporate-dominated process in which they’re created. The reason that U.S.
Union Member Mason Nelson signed up for the Active Ballot Club (ABC) and won!! Mason works at Kowalski's Markets in Oak Park Heights. By signing up to make weekly contributions to the Active Ballot Club (ABC) he became eligible for the monthly drawing of contributors and won $250. Active Ballot Club (ABC), the UFCW’s political action committee, leads the charge to elect pro-worker candidates–so we don’t end up with anti-worker politicians making decisions that affect our future.