Steff Yorek

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Steff Yorek

Steff (Stefanie) "Stef" Yorek is a leading member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack! for nearly 20 years.[1] She has been active in the movements for peace and justice since she became involved in protests against the Persian Gulf War in 1991, as a student.[2]

Early Life and Family

Steff grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota and is a clerical worker at the University of Minnesota. She lives in South Minneapolis with her partner and their six year old daughter.[2]


Yorek has been active in the anti-war movement and in the union movement since her student years, including helping to reorganize American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1164 at the University of Minnesota Hospital after it was privatized. She has held the positions of Secretary and Union Steward with AFSCME Local 3800 at the University of Minnesota.[2]

Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout

Circa September 19, 2009, Steff Yorek, AFSCME 3800, Minneapolis, MN signed a petition initiated by the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout entitled, Petition to Demand a People's Bailout which includes the statement, "Tax the rich, make them pay for their crisis!"[3]

September 24, 2010 FBI Raids

On September 24 the F.B.I. raided the homes of twelve leftist activists across the U.S.A. looking for links to foreign terrorist organizations. Steff Yorek was one of those whose home was raided and who is being investigated by the FBI.[2]