Union election begins for over 400 Planned Parenthood workers

Over 400 Planned Parenthood workers in five states, including Minnesota, will begin voting by mail this week in a union organizing election. The National Labor Relations Board will tally votes July 21. Frontline workers at Planned Parenthood North Central States’ 28 facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska are eligible to participate […]

After March strike, MN Epilepsy Group workers settle contract that preserves longevity pay

The contract covers 60 EEG technologists, who provide brain-wave testing to patients at hospitals and clinics across the Twin Cities.

Twin Cities nurses picket, demand hospitals put patients over profits

“We can’t continue to try to take care of patients and not be able to provide the care that we know they deserve,” United nurse Brittany Livaccari said. “We’re ready to fight for our patients.”

Trades push Royal Credit Union to ditch contractor accused of underpaying immigrant workers

Efforts to stop worker exploitation in the Twin Cities construction industry continued to gain momentum today, as construction unions called out Royal Credit Union for using an out-of-state masonry contractor accused by watchdog groups of underpaying immigrant laborers. As the credit union cut the ribbon inside a newly acquired and refurbished branch in Inver Grove […]

Psych workers at M Health, Allina strike during Mental Health Awareness Month

How do you observe Mental Health Awareness Month when the crisis in your workplace continues to worsen? Over 400 mental health workers in the Twin Cities answered that question yesterday by going on strike for union contracts that address safety concerns and low wages in their industry. The one-day strike over unfair labor practices brought […]

Wilfs’ company turned deaf ear to warnings of wage theft at Viking Lakes development

Tradespeople who worked on the Viking Lakes luxury apartments in Eagan went public last week with accusations of wage theft on the project, owned and developed by the same family that owns the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. Worker advocacy groups, including the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (NCSRCC), pinned responsibility for the alleged labor […]

Unions honor fallen tradespeople on Workers Memorial Day

Twin Cities Building Trades councils observed Workers Memorial Day with a ceremony on the Capitol grounds today, remembering union tradespeople who died from workplace injuries and illnesses over the past year and rededicating their organizations to the cause of safer worksites. “Every worker, regardless of their language, their gender, their skin color, their age or […]

St. Paul Starbucks workers win union election

Baristas in St. Paul won their union election today, giving Minnesota its first corporate-owned, unionized Starbucks.

After pandemic hiatus, Plumbers union brings back Water’s Off service day

Several Twin Cities homeowners received free service through local union plumbers’ annual Water’s Off service initiative last month.

Union carpenters spotlight tax fraud in construction industry

Payroll fraud drains $136 million from state coffers each year in Minnesota alone, according to one recent study.