Unions ready safety net for laid off state workers

Posted at 9:36 AM on July 12, 2011 by Paul Tosto (0 Comments)

MPR News reporter Tom Scheck posted late last night on efforts by two of the the state's public employee unions to aid the 22,000 state workers laid off because of the state government shutdown.

He writes: "AFSCME Council 5 has established food shelves across the state to help laid off state workers during the shutdown. Eliot Seide, with AFSCME Council 5, says his union is establishing food drives so laid off workers have options after their last partial paycheck on Friday."

Read the full post here.


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