New labor college launching this spring in St. Paul

New Brookwood Labor College looks to build the labor movement of the future by educating workers into the working class.

Bill to stop wage theft advances in Minnesota House

New penalties for employers who retaliate against employees, commit wage theft or deny workers access to their payroll information are among the bill’s provisions.

Hamline puts posturing before progress in contract talks, adjuncts say

Adjunct faculty members accuse school administrators of trying to weaken their union and marginalize their status on campus.

Home care workers push Walz to address ‘crisis of care’ with higher wages

Workforce and demographic trends amount to a crisis, home care workers and clients warn, and addressing it starts with raising wages.

McCollum, Craig hear workers’ shutdown stories – and safety concerns

“The labor community is going to stand with our brothers and sisters in the federal workforce,” St. Paul RLF President Bobby Kasper said, “and it’s reassuring to know we have friends in Congress who will do the same.”

Elevator Constructors, Sportsmen’s Alliance team up to get kids hooked on ice fishing

At the first ever “Take Kids Ice Fishing Day” in Columbus, 100 youth anglers received instruction from dozens of Building Trades volunteers.

Smith pledges to fight for federal workers as shutdown hits home

The senator met with impacted federal workers at the airport today and called on Republicans to put people before the president’s political stunts.

Union members rally in Minneapolis to end shutdown

  Tomorrow, tens of thousands of federal employees won’t get their regularly scheduled paychecks. Today, their union family rallied in Minneapolis – and cities across the U.S. – to say that’s not OK. Dozens of union members and retirees joined a demonstration along Hiawatha Avenue, just blocks from the Veterans Administration Medical Center. They called […]

Workers steal the show in TPT’s new Ford plant film

“Made in St. Paul: Stories from the Ford plant” covers more than 86 years of Ford’s history in Minnesota.

Retired Ironworker maintains steady presence in Local 512

Everybody knows Frank Sramek – even three decades into his retirement.