Campaign finance reports show that unions spent more than $3 million to help elect Democrats in Minnesota last year. And the unions already have an eye on helping Democrats win again in 2014.
The Minnesota AFL-CIO is sending out campaign mailings and running radio ads praising Democrats in competitive districts for the last legislative session.
Minnesota AFL-CIO president Shar Knutson declined to say where the union is spending their money but said it's thanking House Democrats for their work.
"We will support those who have done great work and who support working people in this state."
And it appears labor isn't done, since unions didn't get everything they wanted this time around. Knutson says they will push for key labor initiatives next session. They include a minimum wage increase, a larger bonding bill and increased funding for roads, bridges and transit.