Wait for vaccines to reopen schools, St. Paul educators say

St. Paul educators, parents and community members wary of the district’s plan to resume in-person learning staged a car rally Jan. 12, calling on administrators to hold off on reopening buildings until COVID-19 vaccines are available to school staff. St. Paul Public Schools plans to begin a phased-in reopening of elementary schools and some other […]

COVID testing is free, fast and encouraged for frontline workers

COVID-19 testing is fast, safe and open to anyone free of charge at 21 community testing sites across Minnesota. That’s the message state health officials want union members – and all frontline workers – to hear as more businesses, schools and other gathering places begin reopening to the public. As a small group of union […]

Making the adjustment: Union apprenticeship programs get creative to navigate COVID-19 safely

The result isn’t always ideal, but what has been in 2020? 

With talks stuck in low gear, Metro Transit workers seek public support

ATU Local 1005 says it has delivered over 10,000 emails to Met Council members, but union members’ concerns are falling on deaf ears.

Local veterans, workers call out union busting at VA

Members of the AFGE and Veterans for Peace have demonstrated relentlessly near the Minneapolis VA hospital as the Trump administration’s attacks keep coming.

For some local union members, Trump’s attacks hit close to home

Trump’s first term has been a disaster for working people. But for some union members, this election feels personal.

Augsburg University staff have formed a union

The clerical and professional workers are giving the university president a week to recognize their union.

Survey says state’s educators are burning out fast

Educators are feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Applications for retirement benefits, meanwhile, are on the rise.

Smith earned labor endorsement in Senate race with hard work

Smith has been on working people’s side throughout her career in politics, and working people are on her side as she seeks re-election – with the labor endorsement – to her first full term in the Senate.

Labor values are lived, not learned for union members on the 2020 ballot

Members of labor unions make the best labor-endorsed candidates. Fortunately for working families, several union members are running for office this year with the Labor 2020 endorsement. “We know that when union members hold public office, they champion our values and work hard to shift the balance of power for working people,” said Bill McCarthy, […]