Burnham to succeed McCarthy as Minnesota AFL-CIO president

McCarthy’s accomplishments include recalibrating the federation to lead on racial and social justice issues, and overseeing political and lobbying programs that thwarted a wave of state-level attacks on union rights.

Report: Union construction sites draw fewer safety violations

In Minnesota, OSHA inspectors found 40% fewer violations per inspection on union worksites than they did on nonunion sites.

Essential workers call bonus pay holdup ‘a slap in the face’

Nurses, janitors, educators and other essential workers spelled out exactly what they want from state lawmakers during a rally in downtown Minneapolis.

Concrete Christmas display showcases union apprentices’ skills

The annual “Concrete Christmas” display will stay up through Dec. 7 at the Cement Masons and Plasterers Training Center in New Brighton.

Union members urge hospitals to address staffing shortfalls with higher wages

Workers have publicly offered to renegotiate their union contracts with Twin Cities hospitals in an effort to help address staffing shortfalls that, workers warned, are only getting worse.

Newly unionized Chisago Lakes custodians tap community support in first contract campaign

The district has shown little interest, workers said, in addressing their concerns about wages, workloads and turnover.

Strike vote nets Minneapolis laundry workers a better deal

After voting 97-1 to authorize a strike last week, laundry workers at Aramark’s northeast Minneapolis facility today accepted an improved offer from their employer, roughly doubling the wage increase included in the contract.

Workers at Twin Cities mental health agency to vote on union

“We can’t adequately serve others until we are adequately taken care of,” said Andrew Vanden Broeke, a day treatment therapist who works with children 12 to 17 years old.

AFSCME united for ‘substantive change’ in talks with U

“The U is interested in image,” Local 3800 President Cherrene Horazuk said during a rally last month. “U of M AFSCME is interested in substantive change.”

Half Price Books workers in Roseville, St. Paul form unions

Half the staffing has meant double the work for employees since the chain of booksellers reopened post-pandemic, but workers are pushing back.