Construction jobs get bipartisan support at Capitol rally

Gov. Dayton touted his proposed $1.5 billion public works bill. Republicans pledged to shift mining and pipeline projects out of neutral.

Beer truck drivers strike for safe routes, respect on the job

Teamsters accuse J.J. Taylor of ignoring their concerns over a new routing system that compels more drivers to deliver heavy kegs on their own.

Anti-union ‘paycheck deception’ bill advances in Minnesota House

Paycheck deception would “make it harder for working people to join together in common purpose,” Minnesota AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Julie Blaha said.

As momentum for $15 builds in St. Paul, so does concern over corporate interference

Corporate special interests and Republicans in the Legislature are trying to pull the rug out from under workers fighting for $15 in St. Paul.

Proposal to slash special ed stuns Cambridge-Isanti parents, staff

“It was basically a slap in the face to us, that we don’t mean anything,” special-ed para Melanie Custer said.

Drawing closer to union elections, Delta workers plan April 4 rally

“Delta uses all their friends and allies to defeat unions,” former baggage handler and longtime union activist Kip Hedges said. “We must do the same to win union representation.”

Nationwide campaign to fight cancer launches at Twin Cities union grocers

The campaign will encourage customers to donate $1 or more at checkout, with proceeds supporting cancer research and copay support.

Smith hits the ground running in fight to save pensions

The newly appointed senator landed one of eight seats on a congressional “super-committee” to address the looming retirement crisis.

Why aren’t more women entering the construction trades?

On International Women’s Day, it’s worth noting one area of the U.S. economy where the wage gap is uniquely narrow: construction.

USW’s Parzino made a career of paper, politics and putting working folks first

“Steelworkers have always believed in strong health and safety, not only for ourselves but the communities we live and work in.”