Minnesota’s Erickson part of change coming to Teamsters’ international leadership

“The companies that are bullies out there, they need to know that if they go to war with the Teamsters, they better buckle up,” Erickson said.

Report exposes human cost of Amazon’s business model in Minnesota

Amazon workers this week confirmed the findings of a new report that paints a troubling picture of labor conditions and inequities at the retailer’s Minnesota warehouses, prompting one state lawmaker to pledge action in the coming legislative session.

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.

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.

Investment, worker voice critical to addressing care crisis

We need to pivot from treating care as a problem for individuals and toward understanding that it is a shared experience across our society.

Frustration builds as lawmakers blow deadline for plan to pay frontline workers

Workers accuse politicians of holding up the process in an attempt to pit frontline workers against each other.

Jennifer Christensen: ‘We really are dedicated, as a union, to everyone doing better’

Jennifer Christensen’s career with the United Food and Commercial Workers started over 30 years ago as a part-time deli worker at Cub Foods, and it will end this month, when she retires as president of South St. Paul- and Duluth-based UFCW Local 1189.

Roofers local’s new secretary-treasurer breaks ground as first woman elected to office

Samantha Schanus was among four Tradeswomen Heroes award winners named in July, the month she took office as Roofers Local 96’s new secretary-treasurer.

Home care workers, clients push Congress to act on ‘jobs, care, justice’

Investing in the care economy is also a matter of racial and economic justice, advocates said.

Essential workers tell lawmakers: Minnesotans support emergency leave

“We aren’t asking for a handout,” Minnesota Nurses Association President Mary Turner said. “What we are asking for is justice.”