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.

With N-95 collection drive, nurses gear up for challenge ahead

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota grows higher, prompting the state’s health care system to brace for a wave of hospitalizations, registered nurses are holding a collection drive at their union headquarters in St. Paul to stock up on personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies. The public’s support in just the […]

Senators push back against Trump’s union-busting

In his administration’s latest swipe at federal unions, President Trump last month gave Defense Secretary Mark Esper unprecedented authority to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly 750,000 civilian workers at the agency. Democratic senators, including Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, urged Esper in a letter last week “to exercise great restraint” with his new […]

Building a clean economy ‘on the high road’

Strengthening union rights would be a win for the planet, too, BlueGreen Alliance director Jason Walsh says.

After 37 years of syndicated solidarity, cartoonists draw service to a close

Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki have been supplying art to labor publications from coast to coast since 1983.

Kera Peterson: It’s time for bold action, and unions are up to the challenge

We get things done by showing up in solidarity, supporting each other and inviting allies to join us in our work.