Union calls on Postal Service to address high turnover

That means curtailing abusive treatment from management and finding ways to make workloads more manageable, St. Paul Area APWU President Dave Cook said.

Both of Minnesota’s medical cannabis companies now unionized

Workers at Green Thumb Industries/RISE Dispensaries formed a union last month, becoming the second group of medical cannabis workers in Minnesota to join Local 1189 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). The union became official March 30, when a majority of employees signed cards authorizing Local 1189 as their representative in a so-called […]

AFSCME members picket Carter’s State of the City speech

“I would love to feel like the mayor actually respects the work that we do and respects how difficult it can be.”

Union solidarity key to Delta workers’ organizing campaign

Three unions seeking to bring together 45,000 Delta Air Lines ramp workers, mechanics and flight attendants rallied their supporters at the Labor Center.

Union-backed coalition rallies to get paid leave across finish line

Union members, retirees, small business owners and faith-based organizations rallied with Gov. Tim Walz and other lawmakers at the Capitol March 21 in a bid to get paid family and medical leave legislation across the finish line this session. “Paid family and medical leave is one of the best policies we can pursue to support […]

Senate Republicans block $1.9 billion infrastructure jobs proposal

Union tradespeople pleaded with Republicans not to hold up the package of local public-works projects as leverage in a political fight with the DFL majority.

For Mia workers, fresh approach to bargaining delivers big gains

After their first public contract campaign in recent memory, union members who work at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) ratified a new agreement yesterday that will raise wages by $4 per hour across the board over the next two and a half years. The contract covers about 120 members of Office and Professional Employees […]

MN Historical Society staff wins parental leave, longevity pay in first union contract

Union members and the Minnesota Historical Society reached a tentative agreement yesterday on a first contract that would raise wages across the board, provide six weeks of paid parental leave and compensate staff members for their longevity with the organization. The Historical Society’s 250-plus workers voted overwhelmingly to form their union in November 2021, and […]

School board ducks meeting after striking workers plan to show

Striking food service workers in Hastings have a lot of questions for members of the local school board, who were scheduled to have a public meeting this afternoon. Why won’t the district come back to the bargaining table? Why does the superintendent deserve a 6% raise when 2% is the best he can offer food […]

Union members warn Canadian Pacific they won’t settle for less

Canadian Pacific Railway workers were careful to note that their protest in downtown Minneapolis last week was not a strike, but they weren’t optimistic about the chances of avoiding one, either. Members of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way (BMWED), a Teamsters affiliate, blasted CP Railway for being a “bad actor” in contract negotiations during […]