Newly unionized Chisago Lakes custodians tap community support in first contract campaign

The district has shown little interest, workers said, in addressing their concerns about wages, workloads and turnover.

Strike vote nets Minneapolis laundry workers a better deal

After voting 97-1 to authorize a strike last week, laundry workers at Aramark’s northeast Minneapolis facility today accepted an improved offer from their employer, roughly doubling the wage increase included in the contract.

Workers at Twin Cities mental health agency to vote on union

“We can’t adequately serve others until we are adequately taken care of,” said Andrew Vanden Broeke, a day treatment therapist who works with children 12 to 17 years old.

AFSCME united for ‘substantive change’ in talks with U

“The U is interested in image,” Local 3800 President Cherrene Horazuk said during a rally last month. “U of M AFSCME is interested in substantive change.”

Half Price Books workers in Roseville, St. Paul form unions

Half the staffing has meant double the work for employees since the chain of booksellers reopened post-pandemic, but workers are pushing back.

Educators frustrated by plan to uproot St. Paul students

“I don’t think they’ve considered how these changes might push families further away,” Galtier science teacher Peter Ratzloff said.

After landslide union election, M Health psych staff ready to bargain for wages, safety

A resounding “union yes” vote gives 350 psychiatric associates at M Health Fairview momentum as they look to negotiate better wages, safety protections and a voice in decisions that affect their jobs.

Conditions that sparked strikes at Nabisco, Frito Lay have ‘spread’ to Minnesota, union warns

Members of Bakery Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers Local 22 who work at Old Dutch are gearing up for contract talks this fall, in which they intend to push the company to ease increasingly taxing workloads. That’s the same rallying cry sounded by union members who went on strike at Frito Lay and Nabisco in […]

Photos: Teamster horses bring union’s history to life in Blaine

Shawn Gordon, a member of Teamsters Local 41 from Kansas City, Mo., travels across the country with Thunder and Lightning, raising awareness of the Teamsters’ early history.

Investment, worker voice critical to addressing care crisis

We need to pivot from treating care as a problem for individuals and toward understanding that it is a shared experience across our society.