Outside Amazon fulfillment center, workers demand tax fairness

Workers unfurled a “Tax the Rich” banner outside Amazon’s Shakopee fulfillment center today.

Northwest Airlines museum gets parting gift from union retirees

Local airline retirees placed their social club into retirement last month, but not before donating the organization’s remaining funds to a museum preserving of the history of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s longtime union carrier, Northwest Airlines. Founded in 1976, the Machinists Airline Local 1833 Retired Members Social Club met for the final time April 15 in Bloomington. As the last order of business before gaveling […]

Staff announce union drives at two Twin Cities charter schools

Staff at two Twin Cities charter schools kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week yesterday by filing for recognition of their unions. Teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff from Great River School in St. Paul and Hiawatha Academies in Minneapolis went public with their campaigns after filing signed authorization cards with the National Labor Relations Board, triggering the union-election process. But employees at […]

St. Paul’s minimum wage will increase July 1. Here’s how one local restaurant is adapting

“As a business owner I can make this work,” Kyatchi’s Sam Peterson said. “You can have a successful business and pay your people well and still make a profit.”

Walz joins Building Trades unions in remembering fallen workers

In a ceremony today on the State Capitol grounds, Gov. Tim Walz and Labor Commissioner Roslyn Robertson joined members of Twin Cities Building Trades unions in paying tribute to workers who died in the past two years due to work-related injuries or illnesses.  Observed each year on April 28, Workers Memorial Day honors those who lost their lives on the job. In ceremonies across North America, union members pause […]

More local nonprofit workers take union drives public

Workers at no less than 10 Twin Cities nonprofits have unionized in the last year. Two more are poised to win recognition in the coming weeks.

United Hospital workers demand more from Allina for their work on front lines

Essential workers at United Hospital are ready to strike if that’s what it takes to get a fair contract with Allina Health.  Members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota who work at United held informational picketing outside the hospital in downtown St. Paul today, escalating their fight for a contract that respects and rewards frontline workers’ service on […]

Metro Transit workers put a face on their fight for safety, respect

Metro Transit bosses got a good look today at the drivers, mechanics and cleaning workers who have kept Twin Cities buses and trains running during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the agency’s administrators have worked mostly from home. Transit workers staged a daylong demonstration outside the Bureau of Mediation Services in St. Paul, where their union […]

St. Paul Park refinery picks fight with Building Trades unions, too

Teamsters aren’t the only union members Marathon is looking to replace with nonunion, out-of-state workers at the St. Paul Park refinery. They aren’t the only ones fighting back, either. Earlier this month, several Building and Construction Trades unions began setting up banners around the refinery, publicly shaming Marathon for turning its back on Minnesota contractors […]

Union family sticking together as Marathon lockout drags on

Friends and family members are backing Teamsters in their fight for safe jobs and communities.