Peter Rachleff: Looking for History Day help? Check out the East Side Freedom Library

The East Side Freedom Library invites the middle and high school students in your families to benefit from our rich resources and our experienced mentors. National History Day is a great program in which students are challenged to develop a project as an illustration of a theme. Students, individually or in small teams, might take […]

MSP workers unite to support health care campaign, Delta union drive

“They say they want this to be a career. Then why don’t we get career wages?”

Musicians take a stand for job security in talks with MN Opera

A move to stage more shows at a smaller venue means fewer orchestra members are getting paid.

Minnesota nurses call off strike, claim ‘historic victory’ in contract campaign

Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association called off a planned three-week strike Dec. 6 after reaching tentative agreements on new contracts covering 15,000 nurses at seven hospital systems in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas. The proposed three-year contracts, if ratified, would raise metro nurses’ wages by 18% and, according to the union, would give […]

State Capitol dedicates a ‘place and space’ for Nellie Stone Johnson – and all she represents

A new statue unveiled in the Capitol yesterday celebrates the legacy of Nellie Stone Johnson, a towering figure in Minnesota’s labor, political and civil rights history.  After a ceremony that included music, a video remembrance and speeches from the honoree’s colleagues and admirers, Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan joined the youngest members […]

HealthPartners member? Former Trades leader seeks your vote in board election

Longtime union leader Harry Melander is hoping to give working people a voice on the HealthPartners board of directors. Melander, who retired as president of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council last year, is one of four candidates running for three open seats on the 16-member board, which oversees the largest consumer-governed health care organization […]

Unions back Little in Dakota County Attorney race

Matt Little supported the state’s groundbreaking wage theft legislation while serving in the Minnesota Senate in 2019. Now, he’s running for Dakota County Attorney to put the new law to work stopping exploitation in the workplace and on the job site. Prosecuting wage theft cases is “totally within your purview” as county attorney, Little said. […]

Kera Peterson: Labor-endorsed candidates have earned our support

It’s autumn in Minnesota, and trade unionists across our great state are taking action together every day though the Labor 2022 program. We started earlier this spring with a rigorous screening process that helped determine which candidates had done the work to earn the Minnesota AFL-CIO’s endorsement. In August, we kicked-off our grassroots member education […]

Uber, Lyft drivers push local lawmakers to regulate their industry

With a shoestring organizing drive that began just four months ago, Twin Cities Uber and Lyft drivers are pushing elected officials to tighten regulation of the app-based companies, and fighting for safety, transparency and a collective voice in their industry. The Minnesota Uber/Lyft Drivers Association (MULDA) will bring its fledgling campaign to St. Paul tomorrow […]

Labor 2022 volunteers say their freedoms, fundamental rights are on the ballot

Energized to help re-elect Gov. Tim Walz and deliver majorities that will move labor’s agenda in the Minnesota Legislature, union volunteers are hitting the streets across the state and talking with fellow members about the stark choice voters face Nov. 8.