HealthPartners workers picket, warn clinic closings will hurt local communities at worst possible time

“We don’t bail on our patients, not during a pandemic, not after the murder of George Floyd, not ever.”

For 20 years, Lynne Larkin-Wright helped union members get through the ‘bumps on the road’

Union members in economic crisis have had a friend in Lynne Larkin-Wright, who retired July 2 from her position as an AFL-CIO Community Services liaison in St. Paul.

As GOP plays politics with infrastructure bill, tradespeople warn their jobs hang in balance

The standoff comes at a delicate time for both the construction industry and the state’s economy.

St. Paul nursing home workers want respect for their essential work, and they’re on strike to get it

Cerenity Humboldt Care Center’s proposals in contract talks would actually move some frontline health care heroes backwards.

Excluded from unemployment benefits, hourly school workers speak out: ‘It is insulting’

School employees have been fighting to change the law restricting their access to UI benefits for decades. Now, the pandemic has brought the issue to a tipping point.

MN nurses union backs mask mandate

Nurses say masks could help “stave off a resurgence of the vicious COVID-19 virus that has ravaged this state.”

More than a building, a building block on city’s East Side

There’s a new book about St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library, and it offers “a nicely woven story about a place, a people and a public space,” according to our reviewer.

Pandemic likely to alter unions’ political push, but how? 

Labor groups are working on contingency plans as traditional election work, like door knocking, might not be feasible this year.

McCollum focused on keeping workers, families safe during crisis

President Trump “failed miserably” to prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, she said in a Q&A with The Union Advocate.

Lessons from labor history can inform our labor movement during COVID-19 crisis

The Minneapolis Teamsters strikes of 1934 offer lessons valuable to our present challenge.