Burnham sworn in as first person of color to lead MN AFL-CIO

“We must stay united against the forces that try to divide us,” new Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bernie Burnham said.

Bernie Burnham: From ‘PTA mom’ to president-elect of the MN AFL-CIO

Affordable health care, earned safe and sick time, family sustaining jobs, and the fight to get the PRO Act passed – these are issues worth fighting for. Standing together in solidarity is key to our survival.

Burnham to succeed McCarthy as Minnesota AFL-CIO president

McCarthy’s accomplishments include recalibrating the federation to lead on racial and social justice issues, and overseeing political and lobbying programs that thwarted a wave of state-level attacks on union rights.