South Dakota State Federation of Labor


When Perla Balli she heard the news that the T-Mobile call center where she worked in Brownsville, Texas, was about to close because T-Mobile was shipping 3,300 jobs from that location and from six other U.S. call centers overseas, she said: House and car payments, tuition for my oldest son’s college education and the expenses of caring for five children were the first things that came to my mind. No American worker should have to worry that their job will be taken from them unceremoniously and given to someone else. Read more >>>

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement today proclaiming the federation's support for an executive order issued by President Obama protecting federal employees and employees of federal contractors against discrimination based on gender identity. Trumka said: Working people believe in equality and fairness. That’s why we are happy to stand with President Obama in supporting protections for workers who are discriminated against on the basis of gender identity. Read more >>>

Shedding Light on the Stars

On the set for Russell Crowe’s latest movie, “Noah,” Mario Pignard Jr. had the challenging task to create the impression of daylight in the middle of the night for an area larger than three football fields on Long Island. A highly specialized motion picture lighting technician, his skills were honed by other large projects, such as “The Dark Knight Rises,” starring Christian Bale, when he used nine to 12 generators to light lower Manhattan’s bridges and business district. Read the full article>>>

Month of Guns ~ September 2014


  • Month of Guns Raffle - September 1, 2014 to September 30,2014
  • Tickets sell for $20.00 each or 6 for $100.00
  • The daily winners will be posted on the SD AFL-CIO website
  • WInners must pass a backgrount check to receive a firearm. If the background check is denied, the winner will receive cash in the amount of the gun price drawn for that day.
  • Each ticket holder has an opportunity to win 30 guns. When a ticket is drawn as a winner that tickets will go back in for the remaining drawings.
  • If the winner cannot pick up the guna at a Cabela's the SD AFL-CIO wil pay the transfer fee to another dealer and any shipping/handling costs.
  • PLEASE BE ADVISED: The guns shown on the calendar are the selected prizes but cannot be guaranteed based on availability. If a gun is still unavailable at the time of the drawing the winner can elect to wait until that particular gun is available or may select a different gun of equal msrp value printed on the calendar for that days drawing.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets you may contact our office at 605-339-7284.

View the Month of Guns Calendar Here

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The South Dakota State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 8,000 members of 154 unions throughout South Dakota. The mission of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation.


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