* BIDEN-HARRIS ELECTION LEADING TO CHANGES.
President Biden has signed over 3 dozen Executive orders and additional memorandums to equal 45 executive actions as of the end of January. You can find CNN’s list of these Executive Orders here. Labor is especially pleased by the appointment of a union member to be Secretary of Labor and and other union officials appointed to important positions including Jessica Looman, former Executive Director of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council, who was appointed to an important position in the Wage and Hour Division. The President often mentions the importance of “good-paying union jobs” as part of an economic recovery. There is much to do but there is energy and will to do it. Stand ready to do our part!!
CORONAVIRUS -- STILL HERE. Although as the 7-day average of new cases as of January 30 was at 1,002 per day, the lowest since late September, the complexity of Minnesota’s pandemic problems remains high. You can find the latest information on Minnesota’s coronavirus situation here and Minnesota’s vaccination plans here.
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The Minnesota State Retiree Council, AFL-CIO, seeks a good life for all in retirement. Retirees shall have affordable and accessible quality housing and health care.
Retirement income shall be sufficient for 'bread and roses, too'.
Retirees should be free from worry, fear, or want; this is a right for all and our legacy.
To this end, we organize ourselves and others to remain engaged, to attain respect and recognition of the years of experience we have, and to achieve power to realize our vision.