Kera Peterson: Political action critical to defending our basic freedoms

We are strongest when we come together in union. This November, voters will be asked to choose between candidates who support this basic freedom and those who don’t.

Ken Peterson: Safety legislation offers lesson in policy over party

April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, meant to remember those who were killed at work and to advocate for improved worker safety and health. The day is also a useful reminder that elected representatives don’t need to be locked in acrimony and positional politics and that they can help. Though the pain is great with […]

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.

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.”

Jesse Paggen: We can emerge stronger after Janus – and we must

“My union has been working hard to make certain we don’t let any divide-and-conquer techniques rip us apart.”

Candidates for governor vie for labor support at state AFL-CIO forum

The four DFLers were united in opposing right-to-work legislation and supporting union organizing and collective bargaining.

Labor-endorsed Karla Bigham fights ‘for an economy that works for everyone’

Bigham, a DFLer and longtime resident of Cottage Grove, is the labor-endorsed candidate in a Feb. 12 special election in Senate District 54.

Bobby Kasper: Raising wages starts at home

In St. Paul, we can cross our fingers and wait for corporate tax cuts to trickle down, or we can pass a $15 minimum wage that ensures no one working in our city lives in poverty.

Dave Zirin: The ‘megaphone of sports’ is more global, powerful than ever

“We’re taught sports is this level playing field, this epitome of America, where anybody who’s good can make it. Yet the reality is it’s a very unlevel playing field.”

Bobby Kasper: A stocking stuffed with tax cuts for the wealthy

With an unsettling lack of bipartisanship or debate, Republicans in both the Senate and House of Representatives have passed sweeping measures to reform the U.S. tax code in ways that would rig our system even more favorably toward corporations and the rich. Now, Congressional leaders are working overtime to get President Trump’s signature on the […]