I have spent many years of my working life covered by a collective bargaining agreement; with AFSCME during my earlier years at Hennepin County, and then MAPE during my years working for the State of Minnesota. My deep labor roots have shown me that when we lock arms together, we can move mountains. The cornerstone of this campaign is building community power, and nowhere is that power more visible than in the achievements of working people collectively bargaining for better lives for themselves and their families.
I will elevate and prioritize the rights of workers wherever they intersect with County business.
I will always fight for your right to unionize and work without fear of exploitation and abuse, to be paid a living wage, and to take time off for your health and the health of your family.
I support a $15 minimum wage with no carve outs.
I believe in the power of living, breathing solidarity and I pledge to take your voices with me to the board room.