Dems’ climate measure ties tax credits to prevailing wage, apprenticeship

The tax credits will create a projected 9 million jobs building energy-efficient commercial buildings, housing and electric vehicle charging stations, as well as investments in energy sources outside of fossil fuels.

Minnesota United video board techs win union election

After an organizing drive that drew support from Loons players and fans, elected officials and the labor community, Minnesota United FC’s video board technicians have won their union, voting to join Local 745 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). The National Labor Relations Board counted votes today after a three-week, mail-in election. […]

Jamie Gulley: Time is right to organize ‘unions for all’

It was exciting to celebrate Labor Day this year with new polls showing the highest approval ratings for unions in decades. But we need to meet this moment.

State AFL-CIO convention spotlights worker power, political goals

Labor leaders and activists from across the state gathered in St. Paul this week for the Minnesota AFL-CIO‘s 56th constitutional convention, looking to tap into the energy of a recent wave of union-organizing victories as they make a united political push this fall. Several of the federation’s endorsed candidates, including Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. […]

Nurses’ picket lines swell with community, labor support

The Minnesota Nurses Association’s trademark red radiated from picket lines outside Twin Cities hospitals during the union’s three-day strike Sept. 12-14, but nurses were far from alone. Elected officials, union leaders and supporters from the community bolstered nurses’ ranks, honking horns, joining picket lines and dropping off coffee and treats for the health care heroes […]

MN nurses double down on staffing demands with historic, three-day strike

Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association returned to work Sept. 15 after a record-breaking, three-day strike at hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth that energized their fight for contracts that put patients before profits. Believed to be the largest nursing strike in Minnesota history, the walkout covered 15,000 union members and brought picket lines […]

MSP workers unite to push for affordable health benefits

Workers who led the successful push for a $15 minimum wage at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have launched a new campaign for affordable health insurance benefits. At a press conference inside Terminal 1 today, janitors, gate agents, catering workers and others at the airport explained that, as their hourly wages increase beyond $15 per hour, […]

Electric Machinery workers rally in Minneapolis: ‘Two percent isn’t going to cut it’

Members of IUE-CWA Local 1140 held an informational rally outside WEG Electric Machinery in northeast Minneapolis yesterday to show management their solidarity – and to clear up a potential misconception. “The company seems to think this is bargaining as usual,” Local 1140 representative Richard Shorter said. “We know that’s not the case. “We’ve been bargaining […]

Peter Rachleff: Labor Day roots trace to St. Paul’s East Side

Most of us, from St. Paul workers and labor activists to labor historians like me, have been unaware of the role that St. Paul workers played in the establishment of the Labor Day holiday.

Kera Peterson: Organizing surge shows what’s possible at the polls

It’s imperative that we take the same momentum driving this surge in workplace organizing and use it to mobilize union members to get to the polls.