St. Paul unions take on new role getting fresh food to families

Local unions are stepping up this winter to connect thousands of Minnesotans with free, fresh food available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, which brings together over 100 local unions in Chisago, Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, is spearheading the effort, working in […]

Community rallies around refinery workers as Marathon lockout enters third week

Each day the lockout continues, Teamsters warn, Marathon is putting its workers and surrounding communities at risk.

COVID testing is free, fast and encouraged for frontline workers

COVID-19 testing is fast, safe and open to anyone free of charge at 21 community testing sites across Minnesota. That’s the message state health officials want union members – and all frontline workers – to hear as more businesses, schools and other gathering places begin reopening to the public. As a small group of union […]

With talks stuck in low gear, Metro Transit workers seek public support

ATU Local 1005 says it has delivered over 10,000 emails to Met Council members, but union members’ concerns are falling on deaf ears.

Smith earned labor endorsement in Senate race with hard work

Smith has been on working people’s side throughout her career in politics, and working people are on her side as she seeks re-election – with the labor endorsement – to her first full term in the Senate.

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, […]

Walz signs historic infrastructure bill from Ironworkers’ training floor

The bill also provides a long-sought emergency rate increase for the state’s home care workers and keeps open two correctional facilities.

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.

As new school year draws near, unions push districts for answers

In a school year unlike any other, educators and other staff need a voice in decisions that affect their safety, unions say.

In meeting with Smith, postal employees pledge to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure mail-in ballots count

As U.S. Sen. Tina Smith met with postal workers, letter carriers and reporters outside the sprawling mail distribution center in Eagan today, a pickup truck exiting the facility slowed to a stop near the crowd. The driver lowered her window and barked out a brief message for Smith before speeding away. “Thank you, senator!” she […]