Radio ads from union defend Minn. state workers
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — A large union for state employees is running radio ads defending the services that state workers provide.
The $100,000 ad campaign from the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees started Wednesday and will continue through September. The ads feature workers who investigate chemical spills, care for veterans, test drinking water and monitor diseases in wild animals.
Union head Jim Monroe says the union wanted to speak directly to Minnesotans about their members' work on behalf of the public as politicians talk about cutting state services.
The ads will run on radio stations including MNN, MPR, KSTP, KOOL108 and WCCO. They're paid from union dues.
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