Rental-car workers at MSP airport vote to form a union

By a 3-to-1 margin, employees of GCA Services Group at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport voted yesterday in favor of forming a union. The 162 workers will be represented by Teamsters Local 120. GCA Services Group is a contractor that provides rental-car companies with services like shuttling, cleaning and detailing their rental vehicles. Yohannes Asfaw, a […]

Workers crowd State Capitol for first hearing on Right to Work

As state lawmakers at the Capitol held the session’s first hearing on a proposed Right to Work(RTW) constitutional amendment today, hundreds of workers from across the state – and across the political spectrum – demonstrated in opposition to the controversial measure, calling it unsafe, unfair and unnecessary for Minnesota. Spectator seating for the 8 a.m. […]

Talk to your friends about Right to Work

Editor’s Note: Bobby Kasper is president of the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, which represents more than 100 local unions and their 50,000 members in Ramsey, Washington, Dakota and Chisago counties. The St. Paul RLF publishes The Union Advocate newspaper. Kasper wrote this “Labor Voices” column for the March 2012 Union Advocate. As union […]

We did it 40 years ago, and we can do it again

Editor’s Note: David Roe was elected president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO in October 1966 and served in that position until his retirement in December 1984. Prior to that, he served as president of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council and worked as representative for his own local union, Lathers Local 190. Roe wrote this […]