For some local union members, Trump’s attacks hit close to home

Trump’s first term has been a disaster for working people. But for some union members, this election feels personal.

Labor values are lived, not learned for union members on the 2020 ballot

Members of labor unions make the best labor-endorsed candidates. Fortunately for working families, several union members are running for office this year with the Labor 2020 endorsement. “We know that when union members hold public office, they champion our values and work hard to shift the balance of power for working people,” said Bill McCarthy, […]

Kera Peterson: Your work is essential, and so is your vote

This moment demands both urgency and clarity. And for union members, the choice could not be clearer.

President Trump is taking aim at Social Security

You wouldn’t know it from watching the news, but Social Security’s future is on the ballot in 2020.

Kera Peterson: A distant Labor Day this year, but our solidarity endures 

Labor Day should always be about celebrating the contributions of America’s working people – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Senate GOP ousts MN labor commissioner, plays politics with worker health, safety

Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy called the party-line vote a “slap in the face to working Minnesotans.”

Kera Peterson: In uncertain times, voting is sure way to make an impact

This is a moment that demands clear action and common purpose. While the times may be “uncertain,” you can be sure which side the labor movement is on.

For 20 years, Lynne Larkin-Wright helped union members get through the ‘bumps on the road’

Union members in economic crisis have had a friend in Lynne Larkin-Wright, who retired July 2 from her position as an AFL-CIO Community Services liaison in St. Paul.

As GOP plays politics with infrastructure bill, tradespeople warn their jobs hang in balance

The standoff comes at a delicate time for both the construction industry and the state’s economy.

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.