DFL campaign workers unionize

The party voluntarily recognized the unit of 50-plus campaign staffers.

At organizing boot camp, workers look to build power from the inside out

It takes a strong union to bargain a strong contract. Or, as CWA Local 7304 member Jim Wiebe put it: “A hammer doesn’t swing by itself.” A union steward and welder at the New Flyer bus facility in St. Cloud, Wiebe was one of 55 activists from across the Midwest who traveled to St. Paul […]

Women workers take on MN restaurant lobby over tip penalty

An attack on tipped workers’ wages is an attack on women.

Supreme Court ‘weaponizes’ First Amendment to attack public-sector workers

“The First Amendment was meant for better things,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote in a dissent to the 5-4 decision.

MN’s public-sector workers aren’t mourning Janus, they’re organizing

The decision has prompted a lot of hand-wringing over the labor movement’s downfall. Don’t buy it.

Amazon workers sound alarm on conditions inside Eagan warehouse

East African women who load delivery vans delivered a message of their own to the world’s largest internet retailer today.

Newspaper workers demand hedge-fund owners invest or sell

“We can’t just sit back and let them write history by ruining community newspapers,” Pioneer Press reporter Nick Ferraro said. “We have to write a little bit of history ourselves.”

Restaurant industry pushes tip penalty; unions and tipped workers push back

The industry says it’s in trouble, but job openings in Minnesota restaurants have increased by 200 percent since 2014, when the minimum wage began to climb.

Delta touts ‘direct relationship,’ but workers eye strength in numbers

“If this is a family,” one Delta ramp worker said, “it’s the most dysfunctional family I’ve ever been a part of.”

Union strong, Metro Mobility drivers fight to save their jobs

A non-union firm has dangled a cheaper price tag, but Teamsters warn the switch will come at a cost to the vulnerable adults Metro Mobility serves.