At organizing boot camp, workers look to build power from the inside out

It takes a strong union to bargain a strong contract. Or, as CWA Local 7304 member Jim Wiebe put it: “A hammer doesn’t swing by itself.” A union steward and welder at the New Flyer bus facility in St. Cloud, Wiebe was one of 55 activists from across the Midwest who traveled to St. Paul […]

Women workers take on MN restaurant lobby over tip penalty

An attack on tipped workers’ wages is an attack on women.

Supreme Court ‘weaponizes’ First Amendment to attack public-sector workers

“The First Amendment was meant for better things,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote in a dissent to the 5-4 decision.

MN’s public-sector workers aren’t mourning Janus, they’re organizing

The decision has prompted a lot of hand-wringing over the labor movement’s downfall. Don’t buy it.

Amazon workers sound alarm on conditions inside Eagan warehouse

East African women who load delivery vans delivered a message of their own to the world’s largest internet retailer today.

With pension and bonding bills, Dayton saves best for last

Dayton has “firmly cemented his legacy as a champion for working people,” Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy said.

Teamsters end beer strike, credit ‘labor solidarity’ for keeping them strong

Not one member of Teamsters Local 792 crossed the picket line during the strike, and all 93 striking workers will return to their jobs.

Trades-backed alliance ramps up recruitment as MN’s construction industry booms

Minnesota’s Building Trades unions are behind an effort to restock the pipeline of workers entering the industry with with women, veterans and people of color.

Newspaper workers demand hedge-fund owners invest or sell

“We can’t just sit back and let them write history by ruining community newspapers,” Pioneer Press reporter Nick Ferraro said. “We have to write a little bit of history ourselves.”

Letter Carriers’ food drive restocks local food shelves

Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest one-day food drive, and it’s powered by union members.