Grocery workers ask you to #ShopSmart during pandemic

“It’s about keeping yourself safe, keeping the workers safe and keeping the community safe,” UFCW Local 1189 President Jennifer Christensen said.

Jigme Ugen: Asian American workers facing two pandemics

Racist resentment against Asian Pacific Americans is a recurring pattern in American history, and it’s rearing its ugly head during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nick Faber: Strike, contract campaign led to real gains for St. Paul schools

No one should doubt St. Paul educators’ commitment to our students.

Labor backs Smith in Senate re-election bid

She has emerged as a leading advocate in the Senate for pension reform and worker protections, two top priorities for organized labor.

Resources for workers impacted by COVID-19 response

Efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 are creating immediate economic hardship for many working families, but help is available during the crisis.

In victory for unions, Trump administration leaves construction out of new apprenticeship rule

Allowing IRAPs in the industry would have created a shortcut around the rigorous standards of registered apprenticeship, unions argued.

With N-95 collection drive, nurses gear up for challenge ahead

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota grows higher, prompting the state’s health care system to brace for a wave of hospitalizations, registered nurses are holding a collection drive at their union headquarters in St. Paul to stock up on personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies. The public’s support in just the […]

Unions push pandemic response leaving no worker behind

Unions seek protective gear, emergency sick leave, bonding bill as part of pandemic response.

Strike ends, but educators vow to fight on for public schools

SPFE bargained for the public good. The public had SPFE’s back.

Senators push back against Trump’s union-busting

In his administration’s latest swipe at federal unions, President Trump last month gave Defense Secretary Mark Esper unprecedented authority to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly 750,000 civilian workers at the agency. Democratic senators, including Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, urged Esper in a letter last week “to exercise great restraint” with his new […]