Unions push pandemic response leaving no worker behind

Unions seek protective gear, emergency sick leave, bonding bill as part of pandemic response.

Senators push back against Trump’s union-busting

In his administration’s latest swipe at federal unions, President Trump last month gave Defense Secretary Mark Esper unprecedented authority to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly 750,000 civilian workers at the agency. Democratic senators, including Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, urged Esper in a letter last week “to exercise great restraint” with his new […]

SPPS educators strike for schools their students deserve

Teachers turned West 7th Street into a sea of red on Day 1 of their strike.

Mounds View paras stick together with strike vote

Union demands reflect the changing nature of paras’ work.

Strikes surge nationwide

#RedForEd movement, sluggish wage growth behind big uptick in major work stoppages.

Council members push back against hospital cuts

Fairview’s proposed cuts amount to “abandonment of the central city,” Jane Prince said.

House votes to restore worker voice on the job

The PRO Act, which would strengthen protections for workers trying to form a union, is dead on arrival in the Senate.

Unions on USMCA: ‘Working people made it better’

Pushed by workers, Democrats added more enforceable labor standards.

Union solidarity drives fight for $15 at MSP Airport

They may work different jobs or carry different union cards, but workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are fighting together to raise MSP’s minimum wage to $15. And their solidarity is paying off. The Metropolitan Airports Commission, which oversees operations at MSP Airport, is advancing an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage in three […]

Labor trafficker’s victims speak out, pointing to need for reform

Notorious wage broker Ricardo Batres, who pleaded guilty to felony charges of labor trafficking and insurance fraud in November, received a nine-month sentence in Hennepin County district court Wednesday. The sentencing brought to a close the first labor trafficking case to emerge from Minnesota’s construction industry. But worker advocates, armed with the findings of an […]