Bobby Kasper: The strength of our union family is solidarity

It’s the time of year when families gather together to celebrate the holidays. Those gatherings take many different forms. Sometimes we gather as a nuclear family, just parents and their children. Other times we gather with our extended family, bringing together the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins or in-laws. The ties that bind us together as […]

Tina Smith: Fighting for working families in the U.S. Senate

Tina Smith isn’t on the ballot this November, but for Minnesota’s junior U.S. senator, the reprieve from campaigning will be brief. The seat Smith won in 2018 goes back on the ballot in November 2020, and the race already has attracted a well-funded opponent in former 2nd District Rep. Jason Lewis. For working families, the […]

St. Paul’s union-endorsed candidates aim to build on city’s new labor standards

In November 2015, when St. Paul last held regular City Council elections, the city had no earned sick and safe time ordinance on the books, and hardly anyone at City Hall was talking about a $15 minimum wage. What a difference four years make. When voters in St. Paul go back to the polls Nov. […]

Ray Waldron: We won’t win in 2020 without working together

I’m worried Donald Trump will win another term in the White House, and I know I’m not the only one. Nearly 20 Democrats are seeking the party’s nomination to run against Trump next year. My preferred candidate probably isn’t your preferred candidate. Your candidate probably isn’t your neighbor’s, your coworker’s or your best friend’s candidate. […]

Keith Ellison: Time to address wage theft is now

If American workers are a ship trying to sail forward in ever rougher seas, wage theft is a dragging anchor holding them back.

McCollum, Craig hear workers’ shutdown stories – and safety concerns

“The labor community is going to stand with our brothers and sisters in the federal workforce,” St. Paul RLF President Bobby Kasper said, “and it’s reassuring to know we have friends in Congress who will do the same.”

Smith pledges to fight for federal workers as shutdown hits home

The senator met with impacted federal workers at the airport today and called on Republicans to put people before the president’s political stunts.

Retired Ironworker maintains steady presence in Local 512

Everybody knows Frank Sramek – even three decades into his retirement.

Bobby Kasper: New year offers promise, but only if we stay engaged

We know the political pendulum doesn’t swing our way unless working people get out there and push it.

Bobby Kasper: Working people can be the difference Nov. 6

In Minnesota, we know what’s at stake. We’ve seen the attacks on working people in states around us.