Minnesota organizing drive puts the ‘union’ back in ACLU

After a speedy organizing drive that took just two months, eligible staff at the ACLU of Minnesota won voluntary recognition from the 70-year-old civil rights organization July 2.

ILSR staff seek union to ‘internally reflect what we are externally organizing for’

ILSR union members said they believe collective bargaining will give them more power to promote equity and transparency at the organization – and to advocate for their own well-being.

Nurses fear Children’s restructuring will leave some without care

In informational picketing, pediatric nurses looked to raise public awareness about their fight for enough staffing and beds for patients at Children’s.

Unions say Minnesota’s new labor board is ‘superior in every way,’ but its future remains uncertain

The fate of a newly opened state agency dedicated to keeping public-sector labor disputes out of court hangs in the balance as Minnesota lawmakers negotiate a new, two-year budget.

In meeting with Smith, home care workers, clients back Biden plan to fund ‘caregiving infrastructure’

“We are all depending on the women doing this work to keep all of our lives going,” home care worker Jacqueline Kelly told the senator. “And what could be more valuable than that?” 

Teamsters take fight to Marathon as refinery dispute enters fifth month

From St. Paul Park to Speedway stations and beyond, local Teamsters are taking on the nation’s largest independent refining company in a fight for local jobs and safe communities.

Staff announce union drives at two Twin Cities charter schools

Staff at two Twin Cities charter schools kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week earlier this month by filing for recognition of their unions. Teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff from Great River School in St. Paul and Hiawatha Academies in Minneapolis went public with their campaigns after filing signed authorization cards with the National Labor Relations Board […]

Organizing among Twin Cities nonprofit workers continues to bear fruit

Workers at no less than 10 Twin Cities nonprofits have unionized in the last year. Two more are poised to win recognition in the coming weeks.

After nearing strike at Allina, SEIU members at local hospitals ratify new contracts

Earlier this month, essential workers at United Hospital and seven other Allina Health facilities were ready to strike for a fair contract that respects their service on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the 4,000 members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota struck a last-minute agreement with Allina and overwhelmingly ratified the new contract. “We […]

Metro Transit workers reject management’s ‘best and final’ offer

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 voted May 17 to reject Metro Transit’s “best and final offer.” The vote, in which 72% opposed the deal, shows “the members want management to get to the table and get this finished,” Ryan Timlin, Local 1005 president, said. The union planned to request additional bargaining dates. Local […]