Educators frustrated by plan to uproot St. Paul students

“I don’t think they’ve considered how these changes might push families further away,” Galtier science teacher Peter Ratzloff said.

Frustration builds as lawmakers blow deadline for plan to pay frontline workers

Workers accuse politicians of holding up the process in an attempt to pit frontline workers against each other.

Minnesota AFL-CIO wraps 55th convention with call for solidarity

Delegates reflected on the importance of solidarity during times of crisis, and reaffirmed their commitment to building a just, inclusive labor movement.

Leadership changes, but Trades’ focus remains on building careers, communities

A new president gaveled the 75th convention of the Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council to order at Madden’s on Gull Lake today, as delegates unanimously affirmed their Executive Board in electing Laborers Local 563 Business Manager Joe Fowler to lead the statewide organization.   President Emeritus Harry Melander, who retired in June after […]

Medical cannabis workers ‘insulted’ by MN grower’s contract offer

Workers at Vireo Health’s growing facility and eight cannabis patient centers across the state voted unanimously to reject the employer’s “last, best and final” contract proposal in June.

Nurses fear Children’s restructuring will leave some without care

In informational picketing, pediatric nurses looked to raise public awareness about their fight for enough staffing and beds for patients at Children’s.

In meeting with Smith, home care workers, clients back Biden plan to fund ‘caregiving infrastructure’

“We are all depending on the women doing this work to keep all of our lives going,” home care worker Jacqueline Kelly told the senator. “And what could be more valuable than that?” 

Teamsters take fight to Marathon as refinery dispute enters fifth month

From St. Paul Park to Speedway stations and beyond, local Teamsters are taking on the nation’s largest independent refining company in a fight for local jobs and safe communities.

Outside Amazon fulfillment center, workers demand tax fairness

Workers unfurled a “Tax the Rich” banner outside Amazon’s Shakopee fulfillment center today.

St. Paul’s minimum wage will increase July 1. Here’s how one local restaurant is adapting

“As a business owner I can make this work,” Kyatchi’s Sam Peterson said. “You can have a successful business and pay your people well and still make a profit.”