Kera Peterson: A distant Labor Day this year, but our solidarity endures 

Labor Day should always be about celebrating the contributions of America’s working people – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Senate GOP ousts MN labor commissioner, plays politics with worker health, safety

Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy called the party-line vote a “slap in the face to working Minnesotans.”

Kera Peterson: In uncertain times, voting is sure way to make an impact

This is a moment that demands clear action and common purpose. While the times may be “uncertain,” you can be sure which side the labor movement is on.

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.

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.

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.