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.

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.”

St. Paul unions stepped up to help feed families in our community – and beyond

Led by the nonprofit St. Paul Labor Studies and Resource Center, local unions helped distribute 2.5 million pounds of free food through the USDA’s Farmers to Families program, which will sunset this month.

As special session nears, unions push lawmakers to prioritize working people

Minnesota unions are calling on state lawmakers to include crisis relief, paid leave and protections for working people in their final budget. “Working people need their lawmakers’ help,” they said in a letter to legislative leaders this week.

Outside Amazon fulfillment center, workers demand tax fairness

Workers unfurled a “Tax the Rich” banner outside Amazon’s Shakopee fulfillment center today.

St. Paul’s minimum wage will increase July 1. Here’s how one local restaurant is adapting

“As a business owner I can make this work,” Kyatchi’s Sam Peterson said. “You can have a successful business and pay your people well and still make a profit.”

From the Eight-Hour Day to the $15 Minimum Wage: A conversation between past and present

In its inclusive membership, its vision of broad and sweeping change, and its insistence that all workers should share in the wealth that they produce, the Fight for $15 shares a kinship with the movement for the eight-hour day.