MN unions grew in 2021, bucking national trend

Minnesota bucked the national trend of declining union membership last year, as the state’s union rolls grew by 18,000 workers.

Half Price Books workers ready to bargain after victory in St. Louis Park

In an election certified yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board, workers at Half Price Books in St. Louis Park won recognition of their union, joining workers at three other Twin Cities locations who voted to organize a month earlier. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 663, which supported the organizing drive, said workers in […]

Don’t be fooled by AT&T’s authorized retailers, CWA members warn

“They are purely a creation for union-busting,” union members say. Find a list of union stores at CWA.org/ATTstore.

St. Paul educators balk at district’s demand for concessions

Less than two years after their historic strike drew thousands of supporters into the streets, St. Paul educators are back at the bargaining table, looking to defend and build on gains made in their last contract. This morning educators were back outside their school buildings, too, showing unity and support for the student-centered priorities guiding […]

Union members urge hospitals to address staffing shortfalls with higher wages

Workers have publicly offered to renegotiate their union contracts with Twin Cities hospitals in an effort to help address staffing shortfalls that, workers warned, are only getting worse.

Strike vote nets Minneapolis laundry workers a better deal

After voting 97-1 to authorize a strike last week, laundry workers at Aramark’s northeast Minneapolis facility today accepted an improved offer from their employer, roughly doubling the wage increase included in the contract.

Workers at Twin Cities mental health agency to vote on union

“We can’t adequately serve others until we are adequately taken care of,” said Andrew Vanden Broeke, a day treatment therapist who works with children 12 to 17 years old.

AFSCME united for ‘substantive change’ in talks with U

“The U is interested in image,” Local 3800 President Cherrene Horazuk said during a rally last month. “U of M AFSCME is interested in substantive change.”

Half Price Books workers in Roseville, St. Paul form unions

Half the staffing has meant double the work for employees since the chain of booksellers reopened post-pandemic, but workers are pushing back.

After landslide union election, M Health psych staff ready to bargain for wages, safety

A resounding “union yes” vote gives 350 psychiatric associates at M Health Fairview momentum as they look to negotiate better wages, safety protections and a voice in decisions that affect their jobs.