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.

Film stimulus would position Minnesota to capitalize on pent-up demand for new TV, movie production

A bill before the Minnesota Legislature would lure production companies with a backlog of content they are waiting to produce. And as demonstrated these past 12 months, there is a demand for it. But we need to act now.

After leaving auto industry, retired Machinist preps others for entry-level work

Greg Kinne isn’t letting the knowledge he gained over nearly five decades in the automotive industry go to waste in retirement. The former Machinist is sharing what he knows with a new generation of workers at the Twin Cities School. Kinne, a longtime member of Local Lodge 737, has signed on as a volunteer at […]

Kera Peterson: To build back better, pass the PRO Act

Building back better means leveling the playing field and giving working people more power to join together and bargain better wages, benefits and working conditions.

Local veterans, workers call out union busting at VA

Members of the AFGE and Veterans for Peace have demonstrated relentlessly near the Minneapolis VA hospital as the Trump administration’s attacks keep coming.

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.