Guild members lead effort to halt leak investigation in Minneapolis

The union warns of a “chilling effect on free speech.”

Construction unions recruit veterans to trade helmets for hardhats

“They’re good employees right out of the gate even without any training.”

At organizing boot camp, workers look to build power from the inside out

It takes a strong union to bargain a strong contract. Or, as CWA Local 7304 member Jim Wiebe put it: “A hammer doesn’t swing by itself.” A union steward and welder at the New Flyer bus facility in St. Cloud, Wiebe was one of 55 activists from across the Midwest who traveled to St. Paul […]

Women workers take on MN restaurant lobby over tip penalty

An attack on tipped workers’ wages is an attack on women.

MN’s public-sector workers aren’t mourning Janus, they’re organizing

The decision has prompted a lot of hand-wringing over the labor movement’s downfall. Don’t buy it.

Teamsters end beer strike, credit ‘labor solidarity’ for keeping them strong

Not one member of Teamsters Local 792 crossed the picket line during the strike, and all 93 striking workers will return to their jobs.

U.S. workplace fatalities on the rise, unions warn

Minnesota, according to an AFL-CIO report, had the 31st highest rate of workplace deaths among states in 2016.

Expo shows off 49ers’ training center, apprenticeship program

The union’s training grounds sprawl across 400 acres east of Hinckley. The $10 million facility opened in 2006, and some 5,000 people pass through annually.

Delta touts ‘direct relationship,’ but workers eye strength in numbers

“If this is a family,” one Delta ramp worker said, “it’s the most dysfunctional family I’ve ever been a part of.”

Beer truck drivers strike for safe routes, respect on the job

Teamsters accuse J.J. Taylor of ignoring their concerns over a new routing system that compels more drivers to deliver heavy kegs on their own.