Now is the time to fight for America's future.

Here are some of the issues affecting our members, endorsed candidates and an easy guide to register to vote!  



Steadfast support for all working families

Recent changes to the DOL and NLRB have tipped the scales in favor of corporate America like never before. Some politicians and the richest 1% are using our differences to divide us and make themselves richer. It’s time to protect the working class.


Health care access and retirement security

Americans’ health care and retirement funds are under attack. The super-rich & their puppets in the Senate are hoping we don’t notice as they undercut everything we’ve worked for.


Job creation and infrastructure investment 

Learn about the issues. Vote for candidates who know what our paychecks mean to us. Register now to safely vote by mail via your state’s website:

Our next paycheck, health insurance, our next contract, and our retirement security depends on us showing up and VOTING UNION.

Voting in Minnesota

Please Apply to Vote Early by Mail. To complete THE application online you must: 

  • Be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota
  • Provide an email address
  • Provide your identification number:
  • MN-issued driver’s license, Minnesota ID card or last 4 digits of Social Security Number. 
If you’re not registered online, you can register when you vote on election day. Learn what you need here. 

Voting in North Dakota

Congrats, you don’t need to register to vote! You can apply to vote Absentee or Mail Ballot here

Or you can just show up on Election Day and bring your ID. Be sure to read the voter ID requirements for voting here

Voting in Montana 

  • If you’re not already registered to vote, you can late-register at the county election office, all the way up to Election Day. 
  • Learn about the absentee ballot application process here
  • Learn where you can late-register here

Voting in South Dakota

Register to vote before October 19.

In-person absentee voting takes place from September 18 – November 2.

Not sure if you’re registered? Check to see if you are registered to vote

Voting in Wisconsin

Learn if you’re registered to vote, or register to vote by visiting this page.

Learn about our endorsed candidates

IUPAT 82 is proud to endorse the following candidates who have a proven track record of creating positive change for working people across our jurisdiction:

U.S. President and Vice President:

Joe Biden

U.S. President

Kamala Harris

U.S. Vice President


U.S Senate:

Tina Smith

Minnesota Senate

U.S. Congress:

Dan Feehan

Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District

Angie Craig

Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District

Betty McCollum

Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District

Ilhan Omar

Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District

Pete Stauber

Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District

State Senate:

Rita Albrecht

Minnesota’s 5th Senate District

John Hoffman

Minnesota’s 36th Senate District

Josiah Hill

Minnesota’s 39th Senate District

Susan Kent

Minnesota’s 53rd Senate District

Brent Krist

Minnesota’s 15th Senate District

Kate Luthner

Minnesota’s 31st Senate District

State Representatives:

Joe Abeyta

MN House District 5B

Mike Sundin

MN House District 11A

Kris Fredrick

MN House District 38A

Ginny Klevorn

MN House District 44A

Cal Schmock

MN House District 15A

Municipal Representatives:

Alfreda Daniels

Brooklyn Center City Council

Dick Brenner

Carlton County Commissioner



Kathleen Williams

Montana’s At-Large Congressional District

State Senate:

Edie McClafferty

Montana’s 38th Senate District

Dan Solomon

Montana’s 47th Senate District

State Representatives:

Kim Abbott

MT House District 83

Fred Anderson

MT House District 20

David Bedey

MT House District 86

Ed Buttrey

MT House District 21

Moffie Funk

MT House District 82

Llew Jones

MT House District 18


Bryce Bennett

Secretary of State

Mike Cooney


Raph Graybill

Attorney General

Shane Morigeau

State Auditor

Melissa Romano

Superintendent of Public Education

North Dakota:


Kirsten Baesler

Superintendent of Public Education


Sort through the truth and lies shared during this election season: